Chemistry Courses

CHE 114 Chemistry Today (GE) (4)
Provides the background necessary to understand how chemistry affects our daily lives. An enriched overview of the fundamental principles of chemistry is followed by applications to topics of current interest. Includes a laboratory component.

CHE 175R Topics in Chemistry (3)
Topics in Chemistry.

CHE 201 General Chemistry I (GE) (4)
Introduces basic chemical concepts such as atomic structure, periodic properties of the elements, nomenclature, basic stoichiometry, thermochemistry and chemical bonding. Primarily for students minoring in science or preparing for a career in science or medicine. Includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: a C or better in high school chemistry, a minimum ACT math score of 23 or a minimum SAT math score of 650, successful completion of MAT 100 or CHE 114.

CHE 202 General Chemistry II (4)
Introduces concepts such as kinetics, chemical equilibrium, electrochemistry, and thermodynamics. Includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHE 201 with a grade of “C-” or better.

CHE 275R Topics in Chemistry (3)
Topics in chemistry.

CHE 301 Organic Chemistry I (4)
Structure, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and identification of organic molecules. Includes a three-hour laboratory component on preparation and identification of typical organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHE 202.

CHE 302 Organic Chemistry II (4)
Continued study of the structure, nomenclature, reaction mechanisms, synthesis, and identification of organic molecules. Includes a three-hour laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHE 301.

CHE 303 Seminar- Health Pre-professionals (1)
This course will address topics related to preparing for medical, dental, and veterinary school, including: how to prepare an application for professional programs, write a personal statement, research professional schools, prepare for standardized admissions tests (MCAT, DAT, or GRE), find research or internship opportunities, and prepare for interviews. This course also covers topics such as medical ethics, options for careers in medicine, and related topics of interest. Prerequisites: Open to all students who are currently admitted into the health pre-professionals program at Southern Virginia University.

CHE 375R Topics in Chemistry (3)
Topics in chemistry.

CHE 379 Clinical Observation-Health Pre-prof (1)
One-on-one clinical experience shadowing local doctors, dentists or veterinarians. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

CHE 383 Biochemistry (3)
An overview of biochemical molecules and general reactions involving proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. Especially as they relate to human biochemistry and medicine. Includes carbohydrate metabolism, protein synthesis, lipid metabolism, function and regulatory control of enzymes, and correlation of major metabolic pathways. Prerequisites: CHE 202 and BIO 201.

CHE 383L Biochemistry Lab (1)
Lab component to CHE 383. Co-Requisite CHE 383L or completion of CHE 383.

CHE 481 Bio-Organic and Medicinal Chemistry (3)
The application of organic chemistry to understanding the mechanisms of biochemical reactions and the molecular basis of various disease states. Topics also include the organic chemistry of basic drug design, selected general mechanisms of drug action, and general pathways for metabolism of pharmaceuticals. Prerequisite: CHE 302.

CHE 483 Advanced Biochemistry (3)
This course covers advanced concepts of biochemistry based on concepts learned in biology (Bio 201 and 202), chemistry (Che 201 and 202) and organic chemistry (Che 301 and Che 302) and will build on concepts learned in Che 383. Unless approved by the professor, students may not enroll in this class unless they have previously received a C or better in each of the prerequisite courses.

CHE 498 Senior Capstone (3)
This capstone course is a requirement for Biochemistry majors.