Course Catalog

It may seem that our course numbers are assigned on a random basis, but there is some method to our assignments! The course numbers are four digit numbers where the digits have some meaning:

First digit – indicates the level of the course:

  • A 1000 level course is an introductory course available to all students
  • A 2000 level course is typically taken by a second year student, and often requires taking the corresponding introductory course as a prerequisite
  • Courses with 3000 and 4000 numbers are upper level undergraduate courses
  • 7000 – 9000 level courses are taught at the graduate level

Second digit – indicates the subdiscipline of chemistry taught in the course:

  • 100 numbered courses are General Chemistry
  • 200 numbered courses are Organic Chemistry
  • 300 numbered courses are Inorganic Chemistry
  • 400 numbered courses are Physical Chemistry
  • 500 numbered courses are Analytical Chemistry
  • 600 numbered courses are Biochemistry.

Third digit – differentiates between courses at a similar level taught to different student audiences:

  • 00 numbered courses are typically laboratory courses
  • 10 numbered courses are general introductory courses
  • 20 or higher describes courses taught for a specific major
    For example, CHM 1131 is a General Chemistry course designed for Nursing majors, while CHM 1151 is a General Chemistry course designed for Biology or Engineering majors.

Fourth digit – In general, an odd number indicates the first course in a multiple course sequence, while an even number indicates the second course in that sequence.

Syllabi can be found here