Chemistry (CHM)

CHM 0960 — Introductory Science
3 Credit hours  

Emphasizes basic chemistry and biology as they relate to health sciences, for those students planning to enter the Allied Health or Nursing programs, who feel they need to improve their skills. This course does not count toward graduation requirements. "C" grade policy applies for a student in a health program. This is a credit course and will be counted in student's grade point average; however, it will not count towards graduation requirements or as an elective substitute.

CHM 1110 — Introductory General Chemistry
4 Credit hours  

Provides a foundation in basic principles of general chemistry. Topics include methods of measurement, temperature and heat, atomic structure, nuclear chemistry, bonding, nomenclature, gas laws, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, solutions, acid-base chemistry and chemical equilibrium.
Transfer: TM.
Prerequisites: MTH 0903 (with a grade of "C" or better).

CHM 1120 — Introductory Organic and Biochem
4 Credit hours  

Covers the fundamentals of acid-base chemistry, organic chemistry, and biochemistry, including laboratory applications. The structures and properties of acid, bases, buffers, organic compounds classified by functional group, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins, and nucleic acids are presented. Students will develop a basic knowledge of organic nomenclature and reaction classes. Relationships between structure, properties, and functionality of compounds are discussed with emphasis on their application in health sciences. This course presumes a foundation in introductory inorganic chemistry either at the high school or college level. "C" grade policy applies for student in a health program.
Transfer: TM.
Prerequisites: CHM 0960 with "C" or better, or CHM 1110, or ACT Science score of 20, or placement.