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General Education - Chemistry

CHEM 120 – Chemistry (5 credits)
This introductory course discusses the basic concepts in general and inorganic chemistry. It is designed to prepare students for coursework in health sciences or more advanced scientific coursework by laying the foundation of the most ‘elemental’ science – chemistry. Topics covered range from the nature of atoms to chemical reactions and include homework, laboratories, exams, and group exercises.  Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 095 or completion of MATH 085 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

CHEM& 131 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry
Introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry includes study of the nomenclature, structure, reactions and synthesis of organic compounds and biochemistry applications in nursing field . Structure and properties of the major classes of organic compounds with particular reference to organic molecules and their relationship to polymers, such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Course is primarily intended for those who are interested in the application of the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry to related areas of science such as genetics, microbiology, physiology, and nutrition. Course learning involves lectures and labs. Prerequisite: CHEM& 121 or instructor permission.