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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

College
College of Sciences
Department
Chemistry
Level
Undergraduate
Study System
Courses
Total Credit Hours
123 Cr.Hrs
Duration
4
Intake
Fall & Spring
Location
Sharjah Main Campus
Language
English
Study Mode
Full Time

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

​The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is a full-time, four to six-year Bachelor Program. The BSc program in chemistry is accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation, Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, United Arab Emirates, in 2018, and the ASAC from ABET in 2023. The BSc Chemistry program is designed in accordance with the mission and vision of the Chemistry Department, College of Sciences, and University of Sharjah to meet the needs of the students, the chemistry community, and society. Quality and excellence in both the curriculum and the instructional pedagogy are ensured. Students undertaking this program should complete a total of 123 credit hours. The program gives the participants extensive knowledge and skills in chemistry. The BSc in Chemistry program covers essential science disciplines, including general, analytical, organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry. Theoretical, pedagogical, and scientific learning outcomes are assessed throughout the program.


Program Objectives
The Bachelor of Science degree program in chemistry has the following goals:

  1. To equip students with a high quality, intellectually challenging knowledge in chemistry subjects that prepares our graduates to make a positive contribution to society.
  2. To introduce advanced technical procedure that provides training skills in future carriers, within a stimulating and supportive environment.
  3. To provide highly qualified professionals prepared to work in chemistry fields in such diverse areas as chemical industries, educational and research institutions.
  4. To provide challenge and equip students to be critical, independent learners, experienced in evidence-based assessment of problems, both at university and throughout life.

 
Program Outcomes
Upon the successful completion of the BS program in Chemistry, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply knowledge of mathematics and core sciences in Chemistry.
  2. Analyze and interpret data in Chemistry areas.
  3. Solve technical as well as scientific problems in Chemistry.
  4. Use of modern laboratory equipment and techniques to conduct experiments related to Chemistry.
  5. Formulate a scientific process in Chemistry to meet the desired needs.
  6. Determine professional and ethical responsibility related to Chemistry.
  7. Analyze the impact of Chemical solutions in a global and societal context.
  8. Work individually and in a team to develop effective workplace relationships.
  9. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

 
Career Opportunities
Chemistry graduates have the opportunity to work in various areas such as:
1.    Petroleum and Petrochemical Industries.
2.    Environmental and Waste Management.
3.    Police Forensic and Criminal Laboratories.
4.    Quality Control and Safety Laboratories.
5.    Fine and Heavy Chemical Industries.
6.    Research Laboratories.
7.    Medical and Pharmaceutical Industries.
8.    Medical and Clinical Laboratories.
9.    Nanotechnology and Nanomaterials Laboratories.
10. Laboratory Supervisors and Teaching Assistants.
11. Education.
12. Postgraduate: MSc and PhD

Admission Requirements

  • A student must have completed her/his secondary education and have had at least 12 years of schooling before the date of application.
  • The applicant should have graduated from a school licensed and recognized by the Ministry of Education in the UAE and must submit a certified copy of the secondary school certificates or its equivalent, with a grade script certified by the school and the Ministry of Education or the Education Zone in the UAE.
  • An overall average of 70% or greater in courses from a recognized secondary school.
  • TOEFL score of at least 500 or (IELTS) 5.0 or more in each part.
  • An applicant who attended school outside the UAE should be a school graduate recognized by the official education authority in the country of study.
  • The Education Authority must authenticate certificates submitted in the country of study, such as the Ministry of Education, Boards of Education, or the British Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the country, then the relevant Embassy of the United Arab Emirates or the Embassy of the Country in the UAE, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United Arab Emirates.

​Program Structure

The Department of Chemistry at the University of Sharjah has been offering the B.Sc. in Chemistry program since Fall 2007/2008. The B.Sc. Chemistry Program is officially accredited by the UAE Ministry of Education. The degree is titled: "Bachelor of Science in Chemistry".

The B.Sc. Chemistry Program requires the completion of 123 credit hours, which consists of 18 credit hours of compulsory and 6 credit hours of elective University requirement courses, 15 credit hours of compulsory College requirement courses, 50 credit hours of compulsory and 15 credit hours of elective Major requirement, and 6 credit hours of free elective courses, and 13 supporting credit hours.

The courses in the curricula are distributed among these sets of requirements as follows:

BSc in Chemistry Program Requirements ​ ​ ​ ​
 
University Requirement College Requirement Program/Major Requirement Total
Compulsory Core Credits 18 15 50 83
Electives Core Credits
6 - 15 21
Free Elective Credits - - 6 6
Supporting Credits - - 13 13
Total 24 15 84 123

 

Curricula

The curricula requirements are classified into the following categories:

  1. University Compulsory Courses
  2. University Elective Courses
  3. College Compulsory Courses
  4. Major Compulsory Courses
  5. Major Elective Courses
  6. Supporting Compulsory Courses
  7. Free Elective

 

I  – University Compulsory Courses
Students must take the following six (6) compulsory university courses (18 C.H.):

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
0104100 Islamic Culture
3 Grad Standing
0201102 Arabic Language
3 Grad Standing
0202112 English For Academic Purposes 3 Grad Standing
0204102 UAE Society 3 Grad Standing
0302200 Fund. of Innovation & Entrep. 3 Grad Standing
1501100  Introduction to IT(English) 3 Grad Standing


II   University Elective Courses
The student must complete two (2) university elective courses (6 C.H.). Courses in this category are selected by the student in coordination with the supervisor from any (or combination) of the following:
Courses selected from the following list:

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
0103103 Islamic System   3 Grad Standing
0104130 Analytical Biog of the Prophet      3 Grad Standing
0201140 Introduction to Arabic Literature 3 Grad Standing
0202130 French Language 3 Grad Standing
0203100 Islamic Civilization 3 Grad Standing
0203102 History of the Arabian Gulf 3 Grad Standing
0203200 History of the Sciences among Muslims 3 Grad Standing
0206102 Fundamentals of Islamic Education 3 Grad Standing
0206103 Introduction to Psychology 3 Grad Standing
0302150 Introduction to Business Administration 3 Grad Standing
0308131 Personal Finance 3 Grad Standing
0308150 Introduction to Economics 3 Grad Standing
0401142 Man and the Environment 3 Grad Standing
0503101 Health and Safety 3 Grad Standing
0507101 Fitness and Wellness 3 Grad Standing
0507101 Health Awareness and Nutrition 3 Grad Standing
0602246 Human Rights in Islam 3 Grad Standing
0700310 Introduction to Islamic Art & Design 3 Grad Standing
0710109 Arts & Medicine 3 Grad Standing
0800107 Media in Modern Societies 3 Grad Standing
1430101 Astronomy and Space Sciences 3 Grad Standing

 

III        – College Compulsory Courses
College requirements consist of 15 credit hours of foundation and skill courses required for all College of Sciences students. The college requirements are listed in the table below and described thereafter. Students must take the following six (6) compulsory College courses (15 C.H.): 

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
1420101 General Chemistry (1) 3 None
1420102 General Chemistry (1) Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420101
1430110            Physics I for sciences 3 None
1430116           Physics 1 Lab  1 Pre/Co: 1430110
1440131            Calculus I 3 None
1501116            Programming I  4 None

 

IV        – Chemistry Major Compulsory Courses

Students must take twenty-two (22) compulsory Chemistry Major courses (50 C.H.). The Chemistry Major core courses are listed in the table below: 

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
1420103 General Chemistry (2)  3 1420101; 1420102
1420104 General Chemistry (2) Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420103
1420211 Organic Chemistry (1) 3 1420103
1420212 Organic Chemistry (1) Lab 1 Pre/Co:1420211
1420217 Organic Chemistry (2)     3 1420211
1420218 Organic Chemistry (2) Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420212
1420221 Analytical Chemistry 3 1420103
1420222 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420221
1420241 Physical Chemistry (1) 3 1420103
1420242 Physical Chemistry (1) Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420241
1420311 Identification of Organic Compounds 3 1420217
1420322 Instrumental Analysis 3 1420221
1420323 Instrumental Analysis Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420322
1420331 Inorganic Chemistry (1) 3 1420103
1420332 Inorganic Chemistry (2)     3 1420331
1420333 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420331
1420341 Physical Chemistry (2)    3 1420241
1420342 Physical Chemistry (2) Lab 1 Pre/Co: 1420341
1420361 Biochemistry 3 1420217
1420391 Chemical Literature and Seminar 3 Note 1
1420452 Industrial Training 3 Completing 65 Cr Hrs
1420490 Chemistry Senior Project 3 Senior standing

Note 1: Third-year standing or 65 Cr Hrs.

 

V         – Major Elective Courses

 Students must take five (5) elective Chemistry Major courses (15 C.H.) chosen from the list given in the table below. The Chemistry elective courses are listed in the table below:

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
1420410 Organic Chemistry III 3 1420217
1420412 Chemistry of Natural Products 3 1420217
1420420 Electrochemistry 3 1420322
1420423 Separation Methods in Chemical Analysis 3 1420322
1420429 Forensic Chemistry 3 1420323
1420433 Homogeneous Catalysis 3 1420332
1420440 Computer Applications in Chemistry 3 1420342
1420441 Photochemistry 3 1420341
1420442 Quantum Chemistry 3 1420342
1420451 Polymer Chemistry 3 1420217
1420453 Petrochemistry 3 1420217
1420454 Environmental Chemistry 3 1420322
1420455 Heterocyclic Chemistry        3 1420217
1420460 Biochemistry of Plants 3 1420361

 

VI        – Supporting Compulsory Courses

All students must complete five (5) courses of 13 Credits of the following courses:

Course No. Course Title Credits Prerequisite
0202207 Technical Writing 3 None
0202213 Critical Reading and writing 3  None
1430117 Physics 2 3 Pre/Co: 1430110 or 1430115
1430118 Physics 2 lab 1 1440131 or 1440133
1440132 Calculus 2 3 1440131

 

VII       – Free Elective Courses
Such courses can be taken from the university's pool of courses at large upon the academic advisor's approval. These courses are intended to broaden students' knowledge by combining studies from chemistry with studies from other academic disciplines.
 

Study Plan:


Study Plan - Course Distribution

First Year

​Fall ​ ​
​Spring ​ ​
Code Course Title
Cr. Hrs Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
2011​02    
Arabic Language or Arabic
 Language  for non-Arabic
​Speakers
3 1501100 Introduction to IT 3
202112     
English for Academic
Purposes
3 1420103 General Chemistry II 3
1420101     
General Chemistry I
3 1420104 General Chemistry II Lab 1
1420102    
General Chemistry I Lab 1 1430117 Physics II 3
1430110    
Physics I for Sciences 3 1430118 Physics II Lab 1
1430116    
Physics I Lab 1 1440132 Calculus II 3
1440131    
Calculus I 3      
Total ​
17 Total ​ 14

 

Second Year

Fall ​ ​ ​Spring ​ ​
Code Course Title Cr. Hrs Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
1501116 Programming I 4 104101 Islamic Culture 3
0202227 Critical Reading and Writing 3 0302200 Fund. of Innovation & Entrep. 3
1420221 Analytical Chemistry 3 1420217 Organic Chemistry II 3
1420222 Analytical Chemistry Lab 1 1420218 Organic Chemistry II Lab 1
1420211 Organic Chemistry I 3 1420241 Physical Chemistry I 3
1420212 Organic Chemistry I Lab 1 1420242 Physical Chemistry I Lab 1
204102 UAE Society 3      
Total ​ 18 Total ​ 14

 

Third Year

Fall ​ ​ Spring ​ ​
Code Course Title Cr. Hrs Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
1420331 Inorganic Chemistry I 3 1420332 Inorganic Chemistry II 3
1420311 Identification of organic compounds 3 1420333 Inorganic Chemistry Lab 1
1420361 Biochemistry 3 1420322 Instrumental Analysis 3
1420341 Physical Chemistry II 3 1420323 Instrumental Analysis Lab 1
1420342 Physical Chemistry II Lab 1 1420391 Chemical Literature and Seminar 3
202207 Technical Writing 3 xxxxxxx University Elective 3
      14204xx Specialized Elective 3
Total ​ 16 Total ​ 17

 

Fourth Year

Fall ​ ​ Spring ​ ​
Code Course Title Cr. Hrs Code Course Title Cr. Hrs
1420452 Industrial Training 3 1420490 Chemistry Senior Project 3
14204xx Specialized Elective 3 14204xx Specialized Elective 3
14204xx Specialized Elective 3
xxxxxxx General Free Elective 3
xxxxxxx University Elective 3 xxxxxxx University Elective 3
xxxxxxx General Free Elective 3      
Total ​
15 Total ​ 12

 

Total years = 4 / Total semesters = 8 / Total weeks = 128

Total number of courses = 48 / Total hours = 123

 

Course Description:

 

1420101​
General Chemistry I                                          ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the Chemical Foundations, Atoms, Molecules and Ions, Stoichiometry, Types of Chemical Reactions and Solution Stoichiometry, Gases, Thermochemistry, Atomic Structure, Periodicity, Bonding, Liquids and Solids, and Properties of Solutions.

Prerequisite: None.

 

1420102
General Chemistry I Lab                                         ​                                   ​0-3-1

This course covers experiments on qualitative and quantitative aspects of general chemistry I.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420101.

 

1420103
General Chemistry II                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course focuses on Rates of reactions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, Redox Reactions, and Electrochemistry.

Prerequisite: 1420101 and 1420102.

 

1420104
General Chemistry II Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

This laboratory course covers experiments on quantitative and qualitative aspects of general chemistry II.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420103.

 

1420211
Organic Chemistry I                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers structure and bonding, Polar covalent bonds, acids and bases, alkanes and their stereochemistry, and cycloalkanes and their stereochemistry. It gives an overview of organic reactions, Alkenes, structure, and reactivity, alkenes: reactions and synthesis, an introduction to the organic synthesis of alkynes, and covers stereochemistry at the tetrahedral center.

Prerequisite: 1420103

 

1420212
Organic Chemistry I Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

This laboratory course is designed to cover various topics in practical methods of separation, purification, extraction, and synthesis of organic compounds and their identification.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420211.

 

1420217
Organic Chemistry II                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the aromaticity and chemistry of benzene, alcohols and phenols, ether and epoxides, carbonyl chemistry, aldehyde, ketone, and carboxylic acids and their derivatives, and forward and backward synthesis of functional groups in simple and complex organic compounds. Structure determination using NMR Spectroscopy is covered as well.

Prerequisite: 1420211.

 

1420218
Organic Chemistry II Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

This course covers various syntheses of organic compounds and basic spectroscopic techniques (IR and NMR).

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420217.

 

1420221
Analytical Chemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers the treatment of errors, gravimetric and volumetric techniques, acid/base, precipitation, complex formation, redox titrations, extraction, and electrochemistry.

Prerequisite: 1420103.

 

1420222
Analytical Chemistry Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

The lab course covers experiments and data analysis, including treatments of errors, pH- measurements, gravimetric and potentiometric titration, complexometric formation, and precipitation titration.

Pre/co: 1420221.

 

1420241
Physical Chemistry I                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers basic gas laws and equations of state; laws of thermodynamics, entropy, and free energy; chemical equilibrium; phases and phase equilibrium.

Prerequisite: 1420103.

 

1420242
Physical Chemistry I Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

This lab course covers techniques of physical measurement, error analysis, and statistics with experiments on gas laws, calorimetry, equilibrium, and phase diagrams.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420241.

 

1420311
Identification of organic compounds                            ​                                   1-3-2

This course introduces the spectroscopic methods of determining structural characterization and identification of organic compounds, mass spectrometry, infrared spectroscopy, ultraviolet-visible spectroscopy, and proton and carbon nuclear magnetic resonance.

Prerequisite: 1420217

 

1420322  Instrumental Analysis                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the theory and practice of modern instrumental analysis methods, including UV-VIS and infrared absorption spectrophotometry, emission spectroscopy, mass spectroscopy, electrochemical methods, and chromatography.

Prerequisite: 1420221.

 

1420323
Instrumental Analysis Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

The course covers the experimental use UV-Vis, Fluorometer, Atomic absorption, ICP-OES, Flame photometer, HPLC, GC and Electrochemical instrumentation. It deals with specific sample preparations and chemical analyses of a variety of substances and mixtures using instrumental methods.

Prerequisite: Pre/Co 1420322.

 

1420331
Inorganic Chemi​stry I                                           ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers atomic structure, molecular structure and shape, symmetry and group theory, structure of solids, acids and bases, nomenclature of inorganic compounds, introduction to organometallic compounds of the main group elements, d-metal complexes, and electronic spectra.

Prerequisite: 1420103.

 

1420332
Inorganic Chemistry II                                         ​                                   3-0-3

The course will cover Classical complexes; complexes of pi-accepter (pi-acid) ligands; organometallic compounds of transition metals; organometallic compounds in homogeneous catalytic reactions; bio-inorganic chemistry of iron, cobalt, and some other metals; hydrogen bonding; and the noble gases.

Prerequisite: 1420331.

 

1420333
Inorganic Chemistry Lab                                          ​                                   0-3-1

This laboratory course is designed to teach practical experiments based on synthesis and physical measurements of coordination and organometallic compounds.

Pre/Co-requisite: 1420332.

 

1420341
Physical Chemistry II                                          ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers Reaction kinetics, surface chemistry, transport phenomena, kinetic theory of gases, Electromagnetic radiation, old quantum theory, Schrodinger's wave quantum, and quantum mechanics of simple systems.

Prerequisite: 1420241.​​

 

1420342
Physical Chemistry II Lab                                         ​                                   0-3-1

This laboratory course covers various practical physical chemistry techniques in which experiments involve transport properties of solutions, kinetics of reactions, measurements of surface properties, and transport properties of gases and liquids.

Pre/Co-requisite: 1420341.

 

1420361
Biochemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the chemical properties of biomolecular constituents of living cells, including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids and their biochemical reactions. The emphasis is on the intermediary metabolism and biologically important reactions of carbohydrates and lipids.

Prerequisite: 1420217.

 

1420391
Chemical Literature and Seminar                          ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers traditional and automated methods for searching chemical information, emphasizing online computer searching. Students will participate in giving and attending seminars of general chemical interest. Topics cover a review of current literature and professional ethics in chemistry.

Prerequisite: 3rd year standing.

 

1420410
Organic Chemistry III                                          ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers synthetic organic chemistry, including halogenation, alkylation of active methylene compounds, carbonyl condensation and related reactions, amines, and heterocyclic compounds, chemical view of biomolecules like carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, nucleic acid, and Lipids.

Prerequisite: 1420217.

 

1420412
Chemistry of Natural Products                             ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the biosynthesis of fats, carbohydrates, proteins, steroids, terpenes, alkaloids, prostaglandins, polysaccharides, natural products from carbohydrates, aliphatic compounds, prostaglandins, antibiotics, aromatic compounds; terpenes, steroids, alkaloids, the penicillins, and coenzyme A, amino acids, peptides, proteins.

Prerequisite: 1420332

 

1420420
Electrochemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers advances in electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques such as voltammetry and rotating disc electrodes.

Prerequisite: 1420322.

 

1420423
Separation Methods in Chemical Analysis                             ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the modern analytical techniques for separation, including the fundamental theories for the separation of mixtures, analytical gas chromatography (GC), and liquid chromatography. The coupling of these techniques with other analytical techniques, such as MS, will also be covered. The course covers the driving force of each technique, instrumentation, factors influencing the quality of separation, and interpretation of results.

Prerequisite: 1420322.

 

1420429
Forensic Chemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3                                                       

The course covers methods of analysis for forensic materials from the fundamental and chemical point of view. Topics include an introduction to forensic chemistry, chemistry, and the law, instrumentation for forensic analysis, and drugs in the body. It also covers combustion, arson, explosives, paint, firearms and gunshot residue, forensic toxicology, colors and colorants, inks, paints, papers, fibers, and plastics.

Prerequisite: 1420323.

 

1420433 Homogeneous Catalysis                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the topics of transition metal chemistry, isomerization, hydrogenation, addition reactions of olefins and dienes, reactions of carbon monoxide, oxidation of olefins and dienes, arene reactions, acetylene reaction, olefin metathesis, alkene reaction, oxidation of hydrocarbons by oxygen, environmental catalysis, green chemistry, and recent trends in homogeneous catalysis.

Prerequisite: 1420332.

 

1420440
Computer Applications in Chemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers how to implement the computer-aided approach to explain the theory and applications of computational chemistry. It includes molecular modelling and visualization basics, molecular dynamics and mechanics, density functional theory, ab initio molecular orbital theory, semi-empirical methods, and an introduction to chemo/bioinformatics tools.

Prerequisite: 1420342.

 

1420441
Photochemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

The course introduces the concepts of light and matter and the resulting electronically excited states, processes involving physical deactivation of the electronically excited states, an overview of the chemical properties of excited states, including their reaction pathways and the differences between photochemical reactions and the so-called 'thermal' reactions, photochemical reactions of alkenes and carbonyl compounds.

Prerequisite: 1420341.

 

1420442
Quantum Chemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers classical mechanics versus quantum mechanics, postulates of quantum mechanics, the Schrodinger equation, particle in a box, harmonic oscillation, rotation, atomic wave functions, Russell-Saunders coupling and perturbation theory, vibration rotation spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, and electronic spectra.

Prerequisite: 1420341.

 

1420451
Polymer Chemistry                                          ​                                   3-0-3

This course covers the introduction to polymer science, polymerization reactions, mechanism and kinetic studies, physical and analytical characterization of polymers, polymer properties and synthesis, copolymerization reactions, additives in polymer industries, and basic concepts of polymer technology.

Prerequisite: 1420217.

 

1420452
Industrial Training                                          ​                                   0-8-3

This course consists of 6-8 weeks, "180 training hours" during the summer of the junior year training in an appropriate chemical industry or firm. The students will be evaluated based on their performance at the training site. They must submit a report and present a seminar about their experience and findings before receiving a grade for the course.

Prerequisite: Junior Standing (65 C.H.).

 

1420453
Petrochemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

The course covers primary raw materials for petrochemicals, hydrocarbon intermediates, crude oil processing and production of hydrocarbon intermediates, nonhydrocarbon intermediates, chemicals based on methane, ethane and higher paraffins-based chemicals, chemicals based on ethylene, chemicals based on propylene, C4 olefins and diolefins-based chemicals, chemicals based on benzene, toluenes, and xylenes, polymerization, and synthetic petroleum-based polymers.

Prerequisite: 1420218.

 

1420454
Environmental Chemistry                                         ​                                   3-0-3

This course explains the relationship between chemistry and the environment from the chemical viewpoint, considering the chemistry of the atmosphere, air and air pollution, natural waters, analysis, wastewater purification, aspects of energy sources and their environmental consequences, the environmental impact of organic and inorganic pollutants, and introduction to methods of dangerous waste disposal.

Prerequisite: 1420322.

 

1420455
Heterocyclic Chemistry                                           ​                                   3-0-3

The course introduces the effects of introducing a heteroatom in a cyclic system, both on chemical and physical properties. The students will be familiar with the broad field of heterocyclic organic chemistry by reviewing the major classes of heterocyclic compounds in terms of nomenclature, structure, properties, preparations, and reactions.

Prerequisite: 1420217


​1420460
Biochemistry of Plants                                          ​                                    3-0-3

This course provides students with advanced knowledge about biochemical processes in plants, including photosynthesis (light reaction and dark reaction), monosaccharides, disaccharides and polysaccharides biosynthesis and storage, nitrogen fixation and sulfur metabolism, lipid synthesis, and storage, biosynthesis of flavonoids, antimicrobial peptides, peptide hormones, vitamins, and fibers.

Prerequisite: 1420361

1420490
Chemistry Senior Project                                           ​                                    1-6-3

​This course introduces students to research under the direction of a faculty member and trains them on different chemistry techniques and research principles. A written report and formal presentation of the research results must be presented.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.