The Department of Chemistry and Geology does not offer graduate programs. Graduate courses are available that might supplement other graduate programs or be part of a cross-disciplinary studies program. Graduate courses in the Department of Chemistry and Geology offer students an opportunity to strengthen their academic education in the field of chemistry and to develop the necessary research skills for future careers.
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Credits: 3Detailed analysis of the structures, properties, and functions of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acids; theory for the purification and analysis of proteins and nucleic acids. Concurrent enrollment in CHEM 565 is recommended.
Credits: 3Detailed analysis of the reactions involved in intermediary metabolism, translation, and replication.
Credits: 2A lecture/laboratory course which presents methodology and instrumentation used to purify and analyze biomolecules. Techniques include chromatography, autoradiography and radioisotope techniques, agarose and polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, and spectrophotometry.
Credits: 2Students work in teams to solve biochemical research problems by conducting and analyzing experiments which they design.
Credits: 3This course will focus on the interface of cancer and medicine. Topics will provide a comprehensive overview of the hallmarks of cancers, mechanisms of tumorigenesis and metastasis, while simultaneously emphasizing drug design, mechanisms of action, and structure-activity relationships for targeting these pathways in precision medicine. Past/current treatments will be evaluated for their therapeutic benefits, side effects, and resistance mechanisms. Moreover, primary literature will serve to illustrate the concepts and how these malignancies are modeled in research for drug discovery and development. Additionally, graduate students will evaluate a novel/biography of cancer to assess the history of cancer research.
Credits: 4Methods and materials for teaching physical sciences in middle school through high school. Clinical experiences required for the course.