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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Department

Chemistry Department

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College of the Sciences
Science Bldg., room 302

Fax: 509-963-1050
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff

JoAnn Peters, PhD

Anthony Diaz, PhD, inorganic, solid state
Martha J. Kurtz, PhD, chemistry and science education
JoAnn Peters, PhD, organic, mechanistic
Carin Thomas, PhD, biochemistry, toxicology

Associate Professors
Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, organic
Anne Johansen, PhD, environmental, analytical
Tim Sorey, PhD, chemistry education

Assistant Professors
Gil Belofsky, PhD, organic
Stephen Chamberland, PhD, organic
Yingbin Ge, PhD, physical
Todd Kroll, PhD, biochemistry
Dion Rivera, PhD, physical, analytical

Bing-Lin Chen, PhD, general
Robert Rittenhouse, PhD, general
Viorel Sarca, PhD intro/organic

Emil Babik, instrument technician
Tony Brown, stockroom manager
Don Davis, computer technician
Jim Hudson, safety officer
Mari Sorey, stockroom assistant
Lisa Stowe, secretary
Jeff Wilcox, instrument technician

Department Information
The department offers three majors. In each major, courses in the first two years emphasize fundamental topics in chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Students then choose advanced courses in chemistry and related areas to complete the requirements in their major.

These majors provide opportunities for practical experience in chemistry. Students are encouraged to do research on campus with a faculty member, and to participate in the department’s seminar program. Two minors are offered to supplement career related fields.

Department Standards
Students must have earned a grade of C- or higher in all prerequisites to be admitted to a course. To graduate, all chemistry majors are required to achieve at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a 2.25 GPA in courses required for the major.

Lab Fees
All chemistry labs have fees associated with them that must be paid when registering for the course:
CHEM 101, Contemporary Laboratory    $45
CHEM 111LAB, Chemistry Laboratory    $45
CHEM 112LAB, Chemistry Laboratory    $45
CHEM 113LAB, Chemistry Laboratory    $45
CHEM 181LAB, General Chemistry
Laboratory    $45
CHEM 182LAB, General Chemistry
Laboratory    $45
CHEM 183LAB, General Chemistry
Laboratory    $45
CHEM 332LAB, Quantitative Analysis Laboratory    $45
CHEM 345, Environmental Chemistry    $45
CHEM 361LAB, Organic Chemistry
Laboratory    $45
CHEM 363LAB, Qualitative Organic
Chemistry Laboratory    $45
CHEM 382LAB, Integrated Physical/
Inorganic Laboratory I    $45
CHEM 383LAB, Integrated Physical/
Inorganic Laboratory II    $45
CHEM 431LAB, Biochemistry
Laboratory    $45
CHEM 452LAB, Instrumental Analysis Laboratory    $45



•  Chemistry: Biochemistry Specialization 
•  Chemistry Major, BS 
•  Chemistry Minor 
•  Chemistry: Teaching Major, BA 
•  Chemistry: Teaching Minor 

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