2013 - 2014
Undergraduate Catalogue

Chemistry

Office: Knott Hall, Room 306

Telephone: 410-617-2328

Website: www.loyola.edu/academic/chemistry

FACULTY

Chair: Brian K. Barr, Associate Professor

Professors: Timothy J. McNeese; Melvin P. Miller (emeritus); David F. Roswell (emeritus); Norbert M. Zaczek (emeritus)

Associate Professors: Brian K. Barr; Francis J. McGuire (emeritus); Jesse D. More; Daniel M. Perrine (emeritus)

Assistant Professors: Birgit Albrecht; Elizabeth E. Dahl

Instructor: Robert T. Carp (visiting)

Affiliate Faculty: James F. Salmon, S.J.


The Loyola chemistry curriculum is designed to provide undergraduates with a sound education in the fundamental areas of modern chemistry. The curriculum prepares chemistry majors to structure and interpret concepts, ideas, and relationships within the broader field of chemistry. Students who complete all required courses in the program receive a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Students planning to attend dental or medical school should take at least a minimum of BL118/BL119 and BL121/BL126 as elective courses. For students interested in graduate studies, MA304 and MA351 are recommended as elective courses. For students interested in biochemistry/molecular biology, the interdisciplinary chemistry/biology major is recommended. This specialized major provides students with a strong foundation for graduate/professional studies in areas such biochemistry, molecular biology, and the various health professions. A chemistry minor is also available. CH110, CH114, and GL110 may be elected in partial fulfillment of the natural science core requirement for the nonnatural science major.

LEARNING AIMS

The Chemistry Department has developed five learning aims for the chemistry major:

  • Students will develop a firm understanding in the general principles of chemistry. This will take place through foundational chemistry courses, which are those typically taken by majors during their first two years at Loyola.
  • Students will develop a firm understanding of detailed knowledge in specific areas of chemistry. Students take advanced courses in to each of the five major areas of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry. These advanced courses are typically taken by majors during their third and fourth years at Loyola.
  • Students will develop and learn experimental techniques in the five major areas of chemistry.
  • Students will demonstrate an understanding of chemistry through written reports. The purposes of writing in the Chemistry Department are to determine what a student has learned; if the student can express that knowledge clearly; if the student can analyze what was read or studied; and if the student is capable of original thought.
  • Students will learn to apply quantitative techniques and computational methods in the analysis of chemistry and chemical problems.

MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY

Bachelor of Science

Requirements for a major and an example of a typical program of courses are as follows:

Freshman Year

Fall Term

    CH101 General Chemistry I*
    CH105 General Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    MA251 Calculus I*
    WR100 Effective Writing**
    Language Core
    Elective**/***

Spring Term

    CH102 General Chemistry II*
    CH106 General Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
    HS101 Europe and the World Since 1500**
    MA252 Calculus II*
    Language Core or
    Elective
    Elective**/***

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

    CH201 Quantitative Analysis*
    CH301 Organic Chemistry I*
    CH307 Organic Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    PH201 General Physics I*
    PH291 General Physics Lab I* (1 credit)
    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
    TH201 Introduction to Theology
    Elective**/***

Spring Term

    CH302 Organic Chemistry II*
    CH308 Organic Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
    EN101 Understanding Literature
    PH202 General Physics II*
    PH292 General Physics Lab II* (1 credit)
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
    Theology Core
    Fine Arts Core**

Junior Year

Fall Term

    CH311 Physical Chemistry I*
    CH315 Physical Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    CH431 Biochemistry I*
    CH433 Biochemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
    TH201 Introduction to Theology
    History Core**
    Nondepartmental Elective**

Spring Term

    CH312 Physical Chemistry II*
    CH316 Physical Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
    Theology Core
    English Core
    Social Science Core**
    Elective**

Senior Year

Fall Term

    CH406 Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy*
    CH412 Inorganic Chemistry* (4 credits)
    Ethics Core**
    Nondepartmental Elective**
    Elective**

Spring Term

    CH410 Instrumental Methods*
    CH411 Instrumental Methods Lab* (1 credit)
    CH/MA/PH Elective (300-level or higher)*
    Social Science Core**
    Nondepartmental Elective**
    Elective**

* Required for major.

** Terms may be interchanged.

*** Students planning to attend medical or dental school may substitute BL118, BL121, or another elective.

  1. Nondepartmental electives must be taken outside the Chemistry Department. Chemistry electives include CH310, CH420, and CH432/CH434. Three credits of CH420 may be used to fulfill the CH/MA/PH elective for the chemistry major. Further research credits will count as free electives.
  2. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

INTERDISCIPLINARY MAJOR INCHEMISTRY/BIOLOGY

Bachelor of Science

The interdisciplinary major specializes in biochemistry/molecular biology. An example of a typical program of courses is as follows:

Freshman Year

Fall Term

    BL118 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology*
    BL119 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology Lab* (1 credit)
    CH101 General Chemistry I*
    CH105 General Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    WR100 Effective Writing**
    Language Core
    Social Science Core

Spring Term

    BL121 Organismal Biology*
    BL126 Organismal Biology Lab* (1 credit)
    CH102 General Chemistry II*
    CH106 General Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
    HS101 Europe and the World Since 1500**
    Fine Arts Core
    Language Core or
    Elective

Sophomore Year

Fall Term

    BL341 Molecular Genetics with Lab*/**
    CH301 Organic Chemistry I*
    CH307 Organic Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    EN101 Understanding Literature
    MA251 Calculus I*
    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
    TH201 Introduction to Theology

Spring Term

    CH302 Organic Chemistry II*
    CH308 Organic Chemistry Lab II* (1 credit)
    MA252 Calculus II*
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
    Theology Core
    English Core
    Biology Elective*/**

Junior Year

Fall Term

    BL431/CH431 Biochemistry*
    BL433/CH433 Biochemistry Lab I*(1 credit)
    PH201 General Physics I*
    PH291 General Physics Lab I* (1 credit)
    PL201 Foundations of Philosophy or
    TH201 Introduction to Theology
    Biology/Chemistry Elective*†
    Nondepartmental Elective

Spring Term

    BL432/CH432 Biochemistry II*
    BL434/CH434 Biochemistry Lab II*(1 credit)
    PH202 General Physics II*
    PH292 General Physics Lab II* (1 credit)
    PL200-Level Philosophical Perspectives Course or
    Theology Core
    Biology Elective*/**
    Nondepartmental Elective

Senior Year

Fall Term

    CH311 Physical Chemistry I*
    CH315 Physical Chemistry Lab I* (1 credit)
    Ethics Core
    History Core
    Biology/Chemistry Elective*†
    Elective†

Spring Term

    Social Science Core
    Nondepartmental Elective
    Elective†
    Elective†
    Elective†

* Required for major.

** Terms may be interchanged.

† Students are strongly encouraged to gain laboratory research experience and should consider enrolling in research courses (BL481/BL482 or BL491/BL492 or CH420). Three credits of research may be used to fulfill one course for the interdisciplinary major. Further research credits will count as free electives. Students should consult with their advisor when selecting these electives.

  1. Biology Electives: For the two biology-only electives, choose from BL322, BL332/BL334, BL411, BL426, and BL461.
  2. Biology/Chemistry Electives: For the two biology/chemistry electives, choose from CH201, CH310, CH312/CH316, and CH410/CH411 for chemistry electives and BL200-level or higher for biology electives (see restrictions on research courses).
  3. Students must complete the diversity core requirement through a designated diversity core, major, or elective course (see Diversity Core Requirement under Curriculum and Policies).

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY

The following courses are required for the minor:

  • CH101 General Chemistry I
  • CH105 General Chemistry Lab I
  • CH102 General Chemistry II
  • CH106 General Chemistry Lab II
  • CH301 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH307 Organic Chemistry Lab I
  • CH302 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH308 Organic Chemistry Lab II
  • CH311 Physical Chemistry I
  • CH315 Physical Chemistry Lab I

Two additional courses from the following:

  • CH201 Quantitative Analysis
  • CH310 Medicinal Chemistry
  • CH312 Physical Chemistry II and
  • CH316 Physical Chemistry Lab II
  • CH406 Organic Synthesis and Spectroscopy
  • CH410 Instrumental Methods and
  • CH411 Instrumental Methods Lab
  • CH412 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CH420 Chemistry Research (3 credits)
  • CH431 Biochemistry I and
  • CH433 Biochemistry Lab I
  • CH432 Biochemistry II and
  • CH434 Biochemistry Lab II

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