Crean School of Health and Life Sciences

Janeen Hill, Ph.D., Dean

Professors: Caporaso, Carson, Frisch, Gabard, Griffin, Hill, McKenzie, Prakash, Schandler, Sumida;

Clinical Professor: Biederman;

Associate Professors: Brechter, Brodbeck, Brownell, Cipriani, Glynn, Grant-Beuttler, Peterson, Pincus, Shears, Wellman, Were;

Clinical Associate Professor: Tierney;

Assistant Professors: Boehm, Dana, Frederick, Hahn-Holbrook, Hellberg, Rowland-Goldsmith, Tominaga, Schwartz;

Lecturer: Renault;

Clinical Instructors: Gilliland, Hignojoz, Jonathan.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The Crean School of Health and Life Sciences offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs to prepare students for success in the professional community in a variety of health care and human services settings. The school is committed to help students develop critical thinking skills, written and verbal communication skills, and an evidence-based empirical approach to problem-solving in the promotion of health of body and mind. The school faculty are teacher-scholars committed to quality teaching and involving students in the discovery of new knowledge through faculty-student research. All degree programs combine comprehensive didactic education with practical experience to foster the development of interpersonal skills, knowledge, and practical expertise.

Undergraduate programs aim to foster an understanding of the biological, psychological and social bases of health and human behavior, and require students to engage in individual scholarship or team research that frequently is of an interdisciplinary nature. One distinct goal of the various undergraduate degree programs is to prepare students for graduate study in professional health care programs, medicine, and psychology. Students in the School’s graduate programs learn to apply concepts and principles of natural behavioral, and social science to be successful in the professional community in a variety of health care and human services settings.

School Honors

Students graduating with a BS in biochemistry, BS in biological sciences, or BS in health sciences will earn school honors at graduation by meeting the following criteria: cumulative GPA of a 3.500 or higher and must have completed independent research. Completion of independent research includes the submission of a scientific manuscript to the biological science faculty, chemistry faculty, or biochemistry faculty, oral presentation to the faculty, poster presentation at the Schmid College Student Research Day, and a vote by the appropriate faculty group that the research, paper, and presentations were of sufficient quality to merit honors.

Students graduating with a BA in psychology will earn honors at graduation by meeting the following criteria: a cumulative GPA of 3.500 or higher and a grade of “A” in 6 credits of individual research (PSY 499), or in at least 3 credits of individual research (PSY 499), and at least 3 credits of fieldwork in psychology (PSY 492); and formal election by the psychology faculty.

Pre-Medicine, Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Veterinary Medicine

Degrees of study recommended for pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary medicine students are BS in biochemistry, and BS in biological sciences. The pre-med advisor works with students who aspire to become doctors, dentists, pharmacists and veterinarians. Students are encouraged to meet with the appropriate advisors frequently throughout their undergraduate careers at Chapman.

Students using Advanced Placement (AP) credits to satisfy Chapman University admission requirements please note, not all medical schools accept AP credits to satisfy pre-requisite requirements. All pre-medicine students should work closely with the pre-medicine advisor to select appropriate course work.

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Students must complete at least 21 upper-division credits in the major at Chapman University to earn a degree in biochemistry and molecular biology. Transferability of credits from other institutions will be determined at the discretion of the program director. Students with sufficient high school background or appropriate AP, IB test scores may waive one course or more of the following: BIOL 204/204L, CHEM 140/140L, MATH 110/110L, PHYS 107/107L (These courses may be required to be taken at a college/university to fulfill the requirements for medical school and/or other programs). A minimum GPA of 2.000 ("C" average) on a 4.0 scale in the major overall and in upper-division course work are required. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade.

required courses (42 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BIOL 208/209

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

3,1

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

MATH 303

Biostatistics

3

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I : BioMolecules/Biochemistry I : BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

BCHM 420/420L

Physical Biochemistry/Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

4

BIOL 436/436L

Molecular Genetics/Molecular Genetics Lab

4

electives (9-12 credits)

three of the following

BIOL 302

Introduction to Bioinformatics

3

CHEM 310/310L

Analytical Chemistry I/Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 320

Bioengineering and Biotechnology

3

BIOL 330/330L

General Genetics/General Genetics Lab

4

BIOL 337

Immunology

3

CHEM 340/340L

Physical Chemistry I/Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

CHEM 411/411L

Analytical Chemistry II/Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

CHEM 432

Advanced Organic Chemistry

3

BCHM 444

Computational Biochemistry

3

BIOL 450/450L

Cell and Molecular Biology/Cell and Molecular Biology Lab

4

science requirements (14 credits)

PHYS 107/107L

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I*

4

PHYS 108/108L

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II*

4

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

*PHYS 101/101L and PHYS 102/102L may be substituted for PHYS 107/107L and PHYS 108/108L.

total credits

 

65-68

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BS Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

exit exam requirement

All majors will take a standardized exit exam on the Saturday after spring break in the senior year.

capstone requirement

Students are required to complete a capstone project before graduation. Students cannot graduate until the capstone project has been successfully completed, and the faculty advisor has notified the Office of the University Registrar that the capstone requirement has been fulfilled. This requirement shall be fulfilled by completing one of the listed options. Students seeking honors must complete option 1, or 2, or 4.

Option 1: Successful completion of undergraduate research experience in between junior and senior year funded by National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Chapman SURF, or other national research agency that sponsors undergraduate research. The research experience must be at least 8 weeks long, require full-time work in a laboratory setting, and lead to the completion of a well-defined research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the academic advisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option 2: Successful completion of a pre-approved research internship immediately preceding or during senior year that results in the completion of a research project. The student must register for 3 credits of CHEM 490, and work with a faculty member and research supervisor to identify the student's research project. A student selecting this option will submit a formal research paper modeled after a formal lab report to the faculty internship supervisor by April 10 of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option 3: Successful completion of a significant review of the literature. The student must register for 2 credits of CHEM 384, or 499 in the fall semester senior year to begin work on this project and 1 credit in the spring semester of their senior year. The student shall expect to invest considerable time and effort researching and writing this review, which will be 30 to 40 pages in length and appropriately cited. The review is due to the faculty mentor April 10 of the senior year. Students will give an oral presentation of their paper to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Option 4: Successful completion of independent research overseen by a faculty member in the sciences (this will satisfy chemistry in-depth course requirements). The student will register for CHEM 384, or 499 for a minimum of 3 credits over 2 consecutive semesters in their senior year and complete a faculty-mentored student research project. The student will write a formal research paper modeled after the formal lab report and will present this research in poster format at the undergraduate research day. The report is due on April 10 of the senior year. When appropriate, a faculty member may substitute a team research project for an individual research project. When a team project is substituted, all members of the team must write a research paper modeled after the formal lab report. The team will present this project in poster format at the undergraduate research day. Students will give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of spring semester in their senior year.

Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences

Students graduating with a BS in biological sciences, will earn school honors at graduation by meeting the school honors criteria, and in addition students must complete BIOL 494 Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation, with a grade of "C" or better.

No course in the major can be taken for pass/no pass credit except BIOL 384, 490, 499. Students must complete 71 credits.

biology core (12 credits)

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab*

4

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

BIOL 208

Introduction to Molecular Genetics

3

BIOL 209

Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

1

science core (32 credits)

PHYS 107/107L

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I*

4

PHYS 108/108L

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II

4

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab*

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab*

3

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory*

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory**

4

CPSC 230

Computer Science I*

3

MATH 303

Biostatistics

3

biology electives (24 credits)

Students select 24 credits chosen from biological science courses, as well as BCHM 335/335L and 336. 16 credits must be lecture/lab combinations. 21 credits must be upper-division (300 or above).

24

capstone course (3 credits)

BIOL 498

Capstone Course for Biological Sciences Majors (grade of C or better required)

3

total credits

 

71

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BS Biological Sciences.

*these courses may be waived with the appropriate test scores, as noted below:

PHYS 107/107L - minimum score of 5 on IB Physics HL waives students from this class.

MATH 110/110L - minimum score of 4 on AP Calculus AB or 5 on MATH HL exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of 4 on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110/110L and 111/111L.

MATH 111/111L - minimum score of 3 on AP Calculus BC exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of 4 on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110/110L and 111/111L.

CHEM 140/140L - minimum score of 4 on AP Chemistry or 5 on IB Chemistry HL exam waives students from this class.

BIOL 204/204L - minimum score of 4 on AP Biology or IB Biology HL exam waives students from this class.

CPSC 230 - minimum score of 4 on AP Computer Science waives students from this class.

**CHEM 230/203L - students who are pre-medicine, pre-dentistry, pre-veterinary medicine will need to take CHEM 331/331L.

Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

The BS in health sciences is designed to prepare students for graduate work leading to careers in allied health care fields. The degree's core is composed of science courses that are the common prerequisites for admission into allied health care graduate programs and social science and health science courses that equip all students with a multidisciplinary understanding of health and health care in today's society. The 53-credit core is complemented by four 16-credit area of study which reflects an area of interest for graduate work in specialized health care professions.

major requirements

The BS in health sciences consists of four 16-credit areas of study. Students select one elective area of study to complete the degree. The four elective areas of study include: pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-nursing, pre-food science, and pre-doctor of podiatric medicine.

required courses (50 credits)

HESC 101

Introduction to Health Care Professions

1

PHYS 107/107L

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I

4

PHYS 108/108L

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II

4

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BIOL 210/210L

Human Anatomy/Human Anatomy Lab

4

HESC 357

Seminar in Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Health Sciences

3

BIOL 365

Human Physiology Part A

3

BIOL 366/366L

Human Physiology Part B/Human Physiology Part B Lab

4

SOC 385

Medical Sociology (prerequisite SOC 101)

3

PSY 436

Health Psychology

3

HESC 492

Capstone Seminar Internship in Health Sciences

3

one of the following (3 credits)

MATH 203

Introduction to Statistics

3

PSY 203

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

area of study requirements (16 credits)

complete all the requirements within one of the following areas of study, pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physician assistant, pre-nursing, pre-food science, and pre-doctor of podiatric medicine.

pre-physical therapy area of study (16 credits)

Students interested in pursuing graduate school in physical therapy or occupational therapy or who are eligible for Schmid College of Science and Technology's BS in health science/doctor of physical therapy bridge program will select this area of study. Students participating in the bridge program must work closely with a health science academic advisor to insure all eligibility requirements are met.

one of the following (4 credits)

BIOL 208/209

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

3,1

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

psychology

two of the following (6 credits)

PSY 341

Cross–Cultural Psychology

3

PSY 344

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychology

3

PSY 345

Sports Psychology

3

PSY 355

Diversity in Marital and Family Relationships

3

PSY 428

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3

PSY 432

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

3

PSY 433

Psychopharmacology

3

PSY 437

Health and Well-Being

3

PSY 446

Children and Trauma

3

PSY 461

Psychology of Music

3

PSY 481

Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 482

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 495

Topics in Applied Psychology

3

electives (6 credits)

FSN 200

Human Nutrition

3

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

3

FSN 339

Lifestyle and Clinical Nutrition

3

HESC 350/350L

Applied Exercise Physiology/Applied Exercise Physiology Lab

4

BIOL 355

Physiology of Drugs

3

BIOL 407

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

3

HCOM 482

Health Communication

3

BIOL 490

Independent Internship

½–3

pre-occupational therapy area of study (16 credits)

Students interested in completing the course work commonly listed as prerequisites for acceptance into a graduate school in occupational therapy will pursue this area of study.

one of the following (4 credits)

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms

(Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

BIOL 208/209

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

3,1

psychology (6 credits)(PSY 101 is the prerequisite for the psychology courses below)

PSY 327

LIfe Span Development (highly recommended)

3

PSY 328

Abnormal Psychology (highly recommended)

3

PSY 336

Social Psychology

3

PSY 341

Cross-Cultural Psychology

3

PSY 344

Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychology

3

PSY 345

Sports Psychology

3

PSY 355

Diversity in Marital and Family Relationships

3

PSY 428

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3

PSY 432

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

3

PSY 433

Psychopharmacology

3

PSY 437

Health and Well-Being

3

PSY 446

Children and Trauma

3

PSY 461

Psychology of Music

3

PSY 481

Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 482

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 495

Topics in Applied Psychology

3

electives (6 credits)

FSN 200

Human Nutrition

3

PSY 333

Physiological Psychology

3

FSN 339

Lifestyle and Clinical Nutrition

3

HESC 350/350L

Applied Exercise Physiology/Applied Exercise Physiology Lab

4

SOC 385

Medical Sociology

3

HCOM 388

Nonverbal Communication in Health Care Environments

3

BIOL 407

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

3

BIOL 490

Independent Internship

½–3

pre-physician assistant and pre-nursing area of study (16 credits)

Students interested in completing the course work commonly listed as prerequisites for acceptance into the physician assistant master's degree program, or the master's degree in nursing, will pursue this area of study.

required course (4 credits)

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

one of the following (4 credits)

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

BIOL 208/209

 

Introduction to Molecular Genetics/Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

3,1

electives (8 credits)

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CPSC 230

Computer Science I

4

BIOL 330/330L

General Genetics/General Genetics Lab

4

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II and Laboratory/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

SOC 385

Medical Sociology

3

BIOL 499

Research in Biology

1–4

pre-doctor of podiatric medicine area of study (16 credits)

Students seeking eligibility for the Schmid College of Science and Technology Health Science and Western University of Health Sciences Doctor of Podiatric Medicine linkage program will pursue this area of study. Students in this area of study must work closely with the health science faculty advisor to meet all articulation requirements for this linkage program.

required courses (12 credits)

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

electives (4 credits)

BIOL 337

Immunology

3

BIOL 407

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

3

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

BIOL 490

Independent Internship

½–3

pre-food science area of study (16 credits)

Students seeking eligibility for the Schmid College of Science and Technology Health Science/Master's degree in Food Science bridge program will pursue this area of study. Students in this area of study must work closely with the health science faculty advisor to ensure all eligibility requirements are met.

required courses (16 credits)

FSN 200

Human Nutrition

3

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

BIOL 499

Research in Biology

1–4

other elective courses that can be used to fulfill the degree

HESC 310

International Approaches to Health Science

3

HESC 350/350L

Applied Exercise Physiology/Applied Exercise Physiology Lab

4

HESC 370

Health Planning

3

HESC 385

Health and Aging

3

total credits

 

69

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Plans for BS Health Sciences.

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

The BA in psychology helps students acquire a broad–based knowledge in the field of psychology as an empirical science of human behavior. Overall, the BA in psychology is designed for students who want to prepare for graduate study in psychology, or related disciplines, for graduate study in fields where knowledge of human behavior would be beneficial, or for baccalaureate–level careers in human services, or in psychological support settings. The curriculum emphasizes critical thinking, methods of psychological inquiry, psychology processes, and an evidence–based approach to the application of psychological principles to diverse areas of human behavior. The core foundation curriculum provides the student with the essentials of psychological science and thought. Culminating with the senior thesis, the core curriculum produces an integration of the student's goals and objectives with psychology's present and future. In addition to the core foundation curriculum, students pursue a curriculum of courses covering key psychological processes and applied areas of the field chosen in consultation with their psychology academic advisor. Students are also encouraged to complete elective courses that provide practical fieldwork experience and independent research projects. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade and passed with a "C" or higher. The Chapman University chapter of Psi Chi, the National Honors Society in Psychology, is advised by psychology faculty and actively supports the development and maintenance of a curriculum high in quality and educational effectiveness.

core foundation in psychological science (19 credits)

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology (prerequisite to all other courses)

3

PSY 201

Critical Thinking

3

PSY 202

History and Systems of Psychology

3

PSY 203

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSY 204/204L

Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences/Lab for Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

4

PSY 333

Physiological Psychology

3

psychological processes (15–16 credits)

one course from each of the following five groups

group 1

PSY 310

Psychology of Learning

3

PSY 319

Motivation and Emotion

3

group 2

PSY 315

Sensation and Perception

3

PSY 317

Cognitive Psychology

3

group 3

PSY 322

Theories of Personality

3

PSY 336

Social Psychology

3

group 4

PSY 323/323L

Child Development/Lab for Child Development

4

PSY 327

Life Span Development

3

group 5

PSY 328

Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 330

Child Abnormal Psychology

3

applied psychology (6 credits)

two of the following

PSY 341

Cross–Cultural Psychology

3

PSY 344

Gay, Lesbian and Bi–Sexual Psychology

3

PSY 345

Sports Psychology

3

PSY 355

Diversity in Marital and Family Relationships

3

PSY 428

Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3

PSY 432

Introduction to Psychological Assessment

3

PSY 433

Psychopharmacology

3

PSY 436

Health Psychology

3

PSY 437

Health and Well-Being

3

PSY 446

Children and Trauma

3

PSY 461

Psychology of Music

3

PSY 481

Organizational Psychology

3

PSY 482

Forensic Psychology

3

PSY 495

Topics in Applied Psychology

3

senior project (6 credits)

Psychology majors are required to choose and complete one of the following three options as a capstone project during their senior year.

option 1: directed independent research project

PSY 496

Senior Project: Individual Research (3 credits/semester)

6

A two-semester individual research study designed for psychology majors who possess the academic qualifications and intend to continue their education in an academic graduate program and intend to pursue and complete an independent, innovative investigation in psychological science under faculty supervision.

option 2: senior thesis

PSY 497a

Senior Thesis (3 credits/fall semester)

3

PSY 497b

Senior Thesis (3 credits/spring semester)

3

A two-semester thesis-focused seminar for psychology majors who possess the academic qualifications and intend to continue their education in an academic graduate program. Must be taken in sequence "a" in fall semester then "b" in spring semester.

option 3: senior seminar in psychological topics

PSY 498

Senior Seminar in Psychological Topics

3

 

one course in applied psychology

3

For psychology majors who intend to pursue nonacademic employment or practice-oriented post-degree studies and training (e.g., marriage and family therapist; certified chemical dependency counselor; licensed clinical social worker; etc.).

total credits

 

46-47

Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for BA Psychology.

optional internships and individual study

PSY 299

Individual Study

1-3

PSY 304

Advanced Research

3

PSY 490

Independent Internship

3

PSY 492

Fieldwork in Psychology

3

PSY 499

Individual Research

1-3

Minors in the School of Health and Life Sciences

Minor in Human Biology

A minor in human biology is a concerned study of cells and their components at the molecular level. Students learn theoretical information and lab techniques to study cells and their processes. A minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division.

required courses (8 credits)

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BIOL 208

Introduction to Molecular Genetics

3

BIOL 209

Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

1

elective courses (10 credits)

select any combination of courses

BIOL 337

Immunology

3

BIOL 365

Human Physiology Part A

3

BIOL 407

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

3

BIOL 410

Developmental Biology

3

BIOL 417/417L

Microbiology/Microbiology Lab

4

total credits

 

18

Minor in Nutrition

The minor in nutrition requires at least 18 credits of which at least 9 must be upper–division.

prerequisites (8 credits)

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

required courses (9 credits)

FSN 120

Introduction to Food Science

3

FSN 200

Human Nutrition

3

FSN 201

International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis

3

electives (9 credits)

FSN 322

Community Nutrition

3

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BCHM 336

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

3

FSN 338

Nutrition and Human Performance

3

FSN 339

Lifecycle and Clinical Nutrition

3

BCHM 350

Medicinal Chemistry

3

FSN 443

Medical Nutrition Therapy

3

FSN 490

Independent Internship

2-3

FSN 499

Individual Study

1-3

total credits

 

18

Minor in Psychology

There are two tracks for a psychology minor. The general track is designed to enhance knowledge of a psychological process and/or area within the discipline. The applied track is designed to provide exposure to the essential skills and procedures involved in using psychological processes and procedures. Students seeking a psychology minor should discuss the selection of track and courses with a psychology faculty advisor. A minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division.

general track (19 credits)

core foundation courses

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 203

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

PSY 204/204L

Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences/Lab for Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

4

 

three courses in psychological processes or applied psychology

9

applied track (18 credits)

core foundation course

PSY 101

Introduction to Psychology

3

 

five courses in psychological processes or applied psychology

15

total credits

 

18-19

Pre-Health Professions Preparatory Program

Admission requirements

Applicants must have graduated from an accredited institution of higher learning with a baccalaureate or higher degree and a final GPA of 3.200 or above. Applicants are also required to submit an application form, a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, and a non-refundable application fee. Finally, selected applicants will be scheduled for an interview with the program coordinator. Admission is competitive and a limited number of students are admitted in the fall and spring.

Curriculum requirements

The requirements for the pre-health professions preparatory program are the successful completion of at least 38 credits of pre-professional level courses, 19 credits of which must be taken at Chapman University. These credits will come from the following areas as determined by the program director.

COM 101

Public Speaking

3

PHYS 107/107L

General Physics for the Life Sciences I/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I

4

PHYS 108/108L

General Physics for the Life Sciences II/Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II

4

MATH 110/110L

Single Variable Calculus I/Single Variable Calculus I Lab

3

MATH 111/111L

Single Variable Calculus II/Single Variable Calculus II Lab

3

CHEM 140/140L

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory

3,1

CHEM 150/150L

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory

3,1

MATH 203

Introduction to Statistics

3

BIOL 204/204L

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)/From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

4

BIOL 205/205L

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)/Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

4

ENG 205

Research-Based Writing

3

BIOL 210/210L

Human Anatomy/Human Anatomy Lab

4

CHEM 230/230L

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

4

BIOL 330/330L

General Genetics/General Genetics Lab

4

CHEM 331/331L

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

4

BCHM 335/335L

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules/Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

4

BIOL 337

Immunology

3

BIOL 365

Human Physiology Part A

3

BIOL 366/336L

Human Physiology Part B/Human Physiology Part B Lab

4

BIOL 407

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

3

BIOL 410

Developmental Biology

3

BIOL 450/450L

Cell Biology/Cell Biology Lab

4

Course requirements beyond the Chapman 19 credits residency requirement may be waived in part or full based upon previous course work taken in transfer.

Course Descriptions – Biochemistry

BCHM 320 Bioengineering and Biotechnology

Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 209. Biotechnology describes the modification of biological organisms according to the needs of humanity, including the genetic engineering technology so prevalent today. Bioengineering is the science upon which all biotechnological applications are based. It is concerned with applying an engineering approach (systematic, quantitative, and integrative) and an engineering focus (the solutions of problems) to biological problems. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BCHM 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BCHM 335 Biochemistry I: BioMolecules

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Corequisite, BCHM 335L. Biochemistry is the study of the chemical and molecular interactions that occur in and constitute living organisms. In Biomolecules, students will examine the structure and function of the fundamental building blocks of life (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, and nucleic acids). Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BCHM 335L Biochemistry I: BioMolecules Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Corequisite, BCHM 335. Laboratory component for BCHM 335. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BCHM 336 Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Biochemical study of the metabolic processes involved in the maintenance of life. Special attention is given to understanding the energetics of life and the regulation and control of biochemical reactions constituting metabolic pathways. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

BCHM 350 Medicinal Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 331, or consent of instructor. A study of the physiological, toxological, and pharmacological effects of drugs on the human body. The interaction between potent chemicals, including plant and food ingredients, and living systems studied to understand biologic processes and provide strategies for treatment, prevention, and diagnosis of diseases. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BCHM 420 Physical Biochemistry

Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 209, PHYS 108, 108L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BCHM 420L. Physical Biochemistry explores the structure of biological systems at the molecular level. The structure and function of biomembranes, protein structure and enzyme activity will be understood through the study of model supramolecular structures, and biophysical techniques. The lab emphasizes quantitative techniques including data acquisition/statistics, use of computer data bases, molecular visualization, molecular modeling, and computational chemistry methods. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BCHM 420L Physical Biochemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 209, PHYS 108, 108L, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BCHM 420. Lab component to BCHM 420. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BCHM 444 Computational Biochemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, PHYS 101, MATH 111, BCHM 335. This course provides essential theoretical methods and computational techniques for biomolecular research, including molecular level simulation of biological processes, biological structure modeling, and computer-aided drug design. The intended audiences are both students who need a background for studying more advanced computational techniques and students who are doing experiments, but also have interests in computations. Students, by the end of the course, should be able to critically assess the applicability of computational methods to specific questions from a biochemistry point of view, and successfully apply appropriate computational techniques in their academic and scientific careers. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Biology

BIOL 102 Forensics

For non-science majors. Fulfills GE Natural Science Inquiry. This course integrates biology, chemistry, and physics as applied to forensics. Students will learn basic principles of science that are used in forensics investigations. They will also see how the scientific method enhances their ability to evaluate arguments surrounding forensics issues. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 112 Human Physiology in Health and Disease

This course is intended for the non-science major. It addresses key concepts in physical and biological sciences using human physiology as the platform. Students will learn fundamental laws of science, science methodology, and sufficient science content to enhance their ability to evaluate arguments surrounding current issues related to human physiology in health and disease. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 132 Human Genetics

For non-majors only. Principles of genetics applied to the human population. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 199 Individual Study

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 204 From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I)

Corequisite, BIOL 204L. Principles of biology as a chronology of life on earth. Course focuses on the important evolutionary breakthroughs during the history of life that survive to the present day as biological principles: replication by nucleic acids, biochemical systems, gene expression and control, mitosis, meiosis, Mendelian genetics, and protist diversity. Lecture, laboratory. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 204L From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I) Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 204. Lab component for BIOL 204. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 205 Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II)

Corequisite, BIOL 205L. Evolution of fungi, plants, and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates); including development, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 205L Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Bio II) Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 205. Lab component for BIOL 205. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 207 Science of Life: Understanding Living Organisms

For non-science majors. Fulfills GE Natural Science Inquiry. This course introduces the basic principles of biology in three major components, the structure and function of living organisms, interactions of the organisms with their environment (ecology), and the ways organisms change over time (genetics and evolution). Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 208 Introduction to Molecular Genetics

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, or a score of 4 or 5 on the AP, or IB Biology exam. Principles of molecular genetics with emphasis on molecular biology of DNA, RNA, and gene expression. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 209 Introduction to Molecular Genetics Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 208. Laboratories that use the principles of molecular genetics with emphasis on molecular biology of DNA, RNA and gene expression. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 1 credit.

BIOL 210 Human Anatomy

Corequisite, BIOL 210L. An introduction to the study of human structure. The human body is studied from the following multiple levels of anatomical organization: cells, tissues, organs, organ systems, and the intact organism. Emphasis is on the functional bases of anatomy. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 210L Human Anatomy Lab

Corequisite, BIOL 210. Lab component of BIOL 210. Fee: $125. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 211 Principles of Physiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 211L. Foundational principles of physiology are presented in this introductory course. This course will explore laws and concepts governing the metabolism of organ systems along with laboratory activities that focus on specific organ systems. This course is especially appropriate for the athletic trainer, physical educator and health professional majors in that special emphasis is made on pulmonary, muscular, endocrine, neurologic, and cardiovascular systems. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 211L Principles of Physiology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 211. Lab component for BIOL 211. (Offered as needed.) 0 credits.

BIOL 235 Impact on Society: Biotechnology

A lecture/discussion course designed to involve students in addressing the numerous issues regarding how the biotechnology revolution of the past three decades has changed many aspects of our lives both as individuals and as a society. Extensive consideration and discussion is given to ethical and social issues related to how this information is used especially relating to medical genetics. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 301 Plant Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 301L. A comprehensive survey of the major principles associated with the study of plants and fungi. This includes biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, physiology, diversity, development, evolution, and ecology. The lab and lecture are highly integrated with the lab focusing on scientific method and experimental design. A basic working knowledge of biology will be assumed. Lecture and lab. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 301L Plant Biology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 301. Lab component for BIOL 301. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 302 Introduction to Bioinformatics

Prerequisites, BIO 208, 209, CPSC 230. Students will learn how to use computer programming techniques to solve problems in biology. Students will learn the structure and capabilities of the Biopython library and will learn how to use it to automate searches of biological databases and to manipulate nucleotide and protein sequences. Data representation techniques and algorithms for sequence alignment, phylogenetic prediction, learning protein structure, and protein classification/clustering will be explored. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 319 Ecosystem Ecology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 319L. Ecosystem ecology focuses on the flow of energy and materials through the living (e.g., plants, animals, and microbes) and non-living (e.g., soils and the atmosphere) components of ecological systems. This course will explore cycles of water, energy, carbon, and nutrients in terrestrial ecosystems and how these cycles have been influenced by human activities. Lecture and lab. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 319L Ecosystem Ecology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 319. Lab component of BIOL 319. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 324 Ecology

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 324L. An introductory course focusing on principles of organisms' interactions with abiotic and biotic components of ecosystems. The course will include general principles of ecology and their contemporary application, as well as methods used in studying ecological interactions. A basic working knowledge of biology will be assumed. Lecture and lab. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 324L Ecology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 324. Lab component of BIOL 324. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 0–4 credits.

BIOL 330 General Genetics

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 330L. Patterns of inheritance involving a progression from Mendelian genetics to complex patterns of inheritance, cytogenetics, prokaryotic and eukaryotic genetics, genetic mutations and culminating in an introduction to the molecular basis of inheritance. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 330L General Genetics Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 330. Lab component for BIOL 330. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 333 Animal Behavior

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L, 324, 324L. Corequisite, BIOL 333L. An introduction to animal behavior and its relationship to fields such as psychology and neurobiology. Course explores mechanistic and evolutionary approaches to understanding behavior. Students observe behavior and write formal reports. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 333L Animal Behavior Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 205, 205L, 324, 324L. Corequisite, BIOL 333. Lab component for BIOL 333. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 337 Immunology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Upper-division biology students are exposed to a broad overview of immunology. Cell-mediated and humoral immunology is studied in detail along with the complement system. The course concludes with a description of the abnormalities of the immune system, immunological disease, and hypersensitivity. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 355 Physiology of Drugs

Prerequisites, BIOL 102, or BIOL 204, or PSY 333. Students will learn about the pharmacological and physiological mechanisms of action of alcohol and other drugs causing physical dependency. Analytical thinking, writing, and analysis are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 365 Human Physiology Part A

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Students learn how physiological systems function in isolation and as part of linked systems. Emphasis on cell physiology and endocrine, immune, nervous, and reproductive systems. Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 366 Human Physiology Part B

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 366L. Emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, musculoskeletal, urinary, and GI systems. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 366L Human Physiology Part B Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Corequisite, BIOL 366. Lab component of BIOL 366. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 384 Student-Faculty Research

Prerequisites, consent of sponsoring faculty and department chair. Students enrolled in BIOL 384 will pursue faculty-sponsored independent or collaborative research in a laboratory setting, developing methodology, conducting research, and/or analyzing data. Minimum 3 hours of laboratory work per week per credit. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 407 Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Anatomy and function of the human central nervous system with emphasis on sensory and motor pathways. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

BIOL 410 Developmental Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L. Students explore recent advances in knowledge about how organisms develop from a single fertilized egg through various embryonic stages to an adult organism. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 417 Microbiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 417L. Characterization and classification of organisms that constitute the microbial world (bacteria, viruses, protozoa, algae, fungi) with an emphasis on microbial physiology and cellular structure. The various roles of microorganisms in the environment and in disease are examined. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 417L Microbiology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 417. Lab component of BIOL 417. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 436 Molecular Genetics

Prerequisites, BIOL 208, 209, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 436L. Students will examine experimental approaches to issues in molecular biology using primary journal articles in conjunction to assigned textbook readings. Students will conduct laboratory exercises using advanced molecular biology techniques. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

BIOL 436L Molecular Genetics Lab

Prerequisites; BIOL 208, 209, BCHM 335, 335L. Corequisite, BIOL 436. Lab component of BIOL 436. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

BIOL 437 BioMedical Informatics

(Same as CPSC 435.) Prerequisite, CPSC 230. Students are introduced to contemporary research topics in medical informatics, including computational techniques for the collection, management, retrieval, and analysis of biomedical data. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

BIOL 440 Marine Biology

Prerequisite, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 440L. Systematics, ecology, distribution of marine organisms. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 440L Marine Biology Lab

Prerequisite, BIOL 205, 205L. Corequisite, BIOL 440. Lab component for BIOL 440. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 450 Cell Biology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 450L. An approach to cell biology considering ultrastructure, cell's extracellular matrix, cellular physiology, including signal transduction between extracellular environment and cellular structure. Lecture and laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

BIOL 450L Cell Biology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, BIOL 450. Lab component for BIOL 450. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

BIOL 490 Independent Internship

Gain experience working in the field you think you might like to enter. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

BIOL 494 Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation

Prerequisites, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A workshop-style course in which students are mentored through the analysis and presentation of their independent research project. Students will conduct a thorough literature review, conduct statistical analyses, develop or refine writing skills, and learn how to make an effective presentation. To be accepted into the course, students must submit a two-page proposal to the faculty of biological sciences during the preceding fall semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 496 Seminars: Biology Lecture Series

A series of seminars presented by guest lecturers, designed around a current issue of importance in biology. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

BIOL 498 Capstone Course for Biological Sciences Majors

Prerequisites, MATH 303, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A seminar course will be run according to the NSF-sponsored CREATE (consider, read, elucidate the hypotheses, analyze and interpret the data, and think of the next experiment). This class will use a guided analysis of a series of journal articles produced sequentially from a single lab or a series of papers from different labs focused on a single line of research to highlight the evolution of a research topic over a long period of time. Students will break down information from the paper and reassemble it into individual experiments as well as critically interpret the data. At the end of the semester, each student will write their own mini NSF grant proposal. The topic for discussion will vary from semester so that students can choose the capstone class most interesting to them. Lecture (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

BIOL 499 Research in Biology

Prerequisites, 3.000 average in biology courses, consent of instructor. Independent research/study in many different aspects of biology, from cell and molecular biology to organismal biology and field studies. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Chemistry

CHEM 101 Chemistry of Life

A course for non-science majors. Lectures cover organic chemistry and biochemistry with immediate application to students’ everyday lives with a local and global perspective. Topics include the chemical principles behind the molecular components of the human body, the oxygen-containing organic compounds we drink, taste, smell, fossil fuel power sources, human energy sources carbohydrates, fats and oils, and other chemicals in our bodies and environment (vitamins, hormones, pesticides, food additives, clothing, and polymers). Lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 105 Chemistry of Environmental Issues

A course for non-science majors. The goal of this course is to provide non-science majors with a science background that will enable them to critically evaluate environmental issues as they are presented in mainstream media. Lectures cover the basic chemistry related to air pollution, global warming, ozone depletion, energy resources (e.g., fossil vs. alternative fuels), and water quality. Lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 129 Experimental Course

This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of special interest. May be repeatable for credit if course topic is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–4 credits.

CHEM 140 General Chemistry I

Corequisite, CHEM 140L, or previous credit for CHEM 140L. Introduction to fundamental concepts in chemistry: atomic and molecular structure, periodic table, stoichiometry, chemical bonding, equations and reactions, and kinetic theory of gases. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 140L General Chemistry I Laboratory

Corequisite, CHEM 140. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry I. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credits.

CHEM 150 General Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 140L. Corequisite, CHEM 150L, or previous credit for CHEM 150L. This is a continuation of general chemistry I. It features thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium, kinetics, solids and liquids, electrochemistry, etc. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CHEM 150L General Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 140L. Corequisite, CHEM 150. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry II. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

CHEM 229 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 230 Organic Chemistry I

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L, Corequisite, CHEM 230L. Characteristic alkane, alkene, alkyl halide, and alcohol compounds are discussed with reference to theories, nomenclature, principle reactions, preparations, and spectroscopy. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 230L Organic Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L. Corequisite, CHEM 230. Lab component for CHEM 230. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 234 Drugs Rx Us

For non-science majors. Drugs Rx Us is an introduction to drugs which have a large social impact on society. This course provides basic information about drug sources, history, and politics, but mostly drug actions in the body, side effects, medical uses, toxic effects, and abuse potential. (Offered interterm, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 299 Chemistry Research

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 150, consent of instructor. For freshmen or sophomores. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 301 Inorganic Chemistry

Prerequisite, CHEM 150. This course may be taken with or without the lab CHEM 302. Fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry, emphasis on atomic and molecular structure. Periodic table, chemical bonds, and chemical reactions explained in terms of fundamental atomic and molecular structure, descriptive chemistry. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 302 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 150, or equivalent. Corequisite, CHEM 301. CHEM 302 is the inorganic chemistry laboratory course for CHEM 301. Experiments in inorganic chemistry laboratory techniques and inorganic syntheses. Laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 1 credit.

CHEM 310 Analytical Chemistry I

Prerequisite, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 310L. Gravimetric, volumetric and introductory instrumental analysis techniques and related theory with particular emphasis on the statistical analysis of data, sample collection, and sample preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

CHEM 310L Analytical Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 310. Lab component to CHEM 310. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

CHEM 325 Atmospheric Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. This course will cover the important atmospheric chemistry of both the troposphere and stratosphere. Students will be introduced to the atmosphere, its structure, physical properties and the principles that govern its chemistry before moving on to look at more detailed chemistry, both heterogeneous and homogeneous, of the troposphere and stratosphere. The relationships between atmospheric chemistry and physical climate will be examined. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 326 Aquatic Chemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. The study of natural water chemistry: a foundation in general principles and selected advanced topics. Special emphasis is given to chemical thermodynamics, redox processes, photochemistry, heterogeneous interactions, and kinetics. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 327 Environmental Geochemistry

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. The field of environmental geochemistry involves the study of the sources, reactions, transport, effects, and fates of chemical species in the near-surface, low-temperature environment. Students will study a wide range of interactions between minerals, rocks, and water at the earths surface that have implications on a number of environmental issues including acid mine drainage, groundwater and surface water contamination, hazardous waste management, and natural resource exploration/use. Lecture. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 329 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 331 Organic Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331L. Students build upon the fundamentals learned in CHEM 230, 230L studying organic chemistry and spectroscopic analysis of carbonyl compounds, aromatic compounds, amines, biomolecules, and electrocyclic reactions. There is an emphasis on synthetic organic chemistry in CHEM 331, 331L. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

CHEM 331L Organic Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331. CHEM 331/331L is the second semester of a two-semester (one year) course in organic chemistry; a continuation of learning some of the fundamentals of organic chemistry. Topics of discussion will again be structure and properties of organic compounds, with additional functional groups, nomenclature, stereochemistry, and spectroscopic methods of analysis. There will be an emphasis on the relationship between structure and functionality in organic compounds and the mechanisms for organic reactions. Synthetic organic chemistry will be an important part of this course. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

CHEM 340 Physical Chemistry I

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, MATH 111, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 340L. Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

CHEM 340L Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, MATH 111, CHEM 150. Corequisite, CHEM 340. Lab component of CHEM 340. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

CHEM 384 Student-Faculty Research

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students will pursue faculty-sponsored independent or collaborative research in a laboratory setting, developing methodology, conducting research, and/or analyzing data. Minimum 3 hours laboratory work per week per credit. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 411 Analytical Chemistry II

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. Corequisite, CHEM 411L. Scientists have an impressive and growing array of powerful and elegant instruments for gathering qualitative and quantitative information about the composition of matter. The goal of this course is to teach students how to choose and use modern instrumentation correctly and efficiently. Students will learn the basic principles of operation of modern instrumentation, the components and configurations of current instruments, applications of instruments and strengths and weakness of different instrumental methods. The course will focus on spectroscopic methods of analysis. Students will get hands on experience using modern instruments in the laboratory. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

CHEM 411L Analytical Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. Corequisite, CHEM 411. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

CHEM 429 Experimental Course

(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 432 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Students learn modern methods of organic synthesis and apply these by examining the total synthesis of organic compounds isolated from natural sources, some of which demonstrate medicinal properties. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CHEM 441 Physical Chemistry II

Prerequisite, CHEM 340. Corequisite, CHEM 441L. Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, reaction kinetics, liquid and gaseous states, reaction equilibrium, phase equilibrium, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, and statistical mechanics. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.

CHEM 441L Physical Chemistry II Laboratory

Prerequisite, CHEM 340. Corequisite, CHEM 441. Lab component of CHEM 441. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 0 credits.

CHEM 450 Selected Advanced Topics in Chemistry

Prerequisites, depends on topics offered. Study of advanced topics including qualitative organic analysis, advanced organic chemistry, medical pharmacology, radiochemistry, polymer chemistry, bioinorganic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, group theory and spectroscopy, and toxicology. Lecture. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CHEM 490 Independent Internship

P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

CHEM 499 Research in Chemistry

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Computer Science

CPSC 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 230 Computer Science I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Students are introduced to problem–solving methods and algorithm development through an interactive and easy–to–learn programming language, Python. This course is scheduled in a computer classroom where lectures and practical work are seamlessly integrated. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 231 Computer Science II

Prerequisite, CPSC 230, or equivalent. This course is a comprehensive study of object-oriented computing with a mainstream programming language, Java. The course introduces the principal features of the language with a focus on object-oriented development, code reuse, and large program structure. The course also covers advance topics such as concurrency and graphical user interfaces. This course is scheduled in a computer classroom where lectures and practical work are seamlessly integrated. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 236 Visual Programming

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Students learn the essentials of visual programming language such as C# or Visual Basic. Emphasis is placed on using controls to build graphical user interfaces. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 242 Introduction to the Game Industry

Students learn the history of electronic games and gaming platforms, the development cycle of electronic games, the roles and responsibilities of the members of a game production team, and the roles of interface design, mathematics, artificial intelligence, and storytelling in game development. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 244 Level Design I

Prerequisites, CPSC 230, 242. Students learn to create interactive simulation software through the use and programming of a professional level editor with an emphasis on scripting techniques. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 250 Computer Systems and Assembly Language Programming

Prerequisite, CPSC 231, or equivalent. Students learn basic programming and program structure in an assembly language and gain experience with machine language and instructions, execution, addressing and representation of data, macros, subroutines, linkages, and recursive routines. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 260 Introduction to Robotics

Prerequisite, CPSC 230. Students learn how to program a robot to interact with the environment via light, sonar, rotation, and touch sensors. Students will also learn the physics of translational motion, rotational motion, and forces as applied to the study of robotics, as well as basic engineering concepts. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 285 Social Issues in Computing

Prerequisite, CPSC 230. This course considers a range of ethical and social issues related to the effects of computers on how we live, focusing on broad social issues as well as individual responsibilities. Privacy and intellectual property (e.g. P2P downloading), software licenses, software reliability, and risks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 290 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

CPSC 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

CPSC 329 Experimental Course

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Computer Science experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. Specific course details will be listed in the course schedule. May be repeated for credit if the topic is different. Fee: TBD. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 330 Digital Logic Design I

(Same as PHYS 330.) Prerequisite, MATH 250. Corequisite, CPSC 330L. Students learn the fundamental principles and practice of digital logic. The course covers binary numbers and arithmetic. Students study Boolean algebra as a method of reasoning about sequential circuits including truth tables and Karnaugh maps, logic minimization, gates and flipflops, sequential logic, and combinatorial logic. The course requires one hour of supervised work in a laboratory in addition to three hours per week of lecture. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 330L Lab - Digital Logic Design I

(Same as PHYS 330L.) Prerequisite, MATH 250. Corequisite, CPSC 330. Laboratory component of CPSC 330. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

CPSC 340 Game Development

Prerequisites, CPSC 244, and either CPSC 231, or 236. Game Development covers programming techniques for writing a broad range of computer video games including 2–D arcade style, isometric, 3–D, and networked games. Students will learn to program with a professional game development engine. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 344 Level Design II

Prerequisite, CPSC 244. Students learn to create interactive simulation software through the use and programming of professional game design software with a focus on 3-D rendering and advanced AI Scripting. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 348 Software Engineering

Prerequisite, CPSC 231, or 236. Students study the system development life cycle. The emphasis is on software design, from requirements elicitation to detailed design with UML and implementation/testing with standard tools. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 350 Data Structures and Algorithms

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students study core data structures and algorithms, such as arrays, stacks, lists, queues, trees, hash tables, graphs; search and sort. Students engage on projects that involve individually chosen advanced data structures and algorithms. The focus is on applications of data structures and algorithms, utilization of existing practical data sets, and performance trade-offs. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 351 Computer Architecture I

Prerequisites, CPSC 250, 330. Students learn the organization and structure of the major hardware components of computers to understand the mechanics of information transfer and control within a digital computer system and the fundamentals of logic design. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 352 Computer Architecture II

Prerequisite, CPSC 351. Topics include the design and analysis of instruction set processors, memory management, multi-processors, and networks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 353 Data Communications and Computer Networks

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students explore the principles and techniques of data communications and give special emphasis to networks and distributed systems. The I.S.O. Reference Model for open systems interconnection will be investigated and the function and operation of each protocol layer analyzed in detail. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 354 Programming Languages

Prerequisite, CPSC 350. Students develop an understanding of the organization and design of programming languages through a comparative study of fundamental language structures. Students engage on semester-long projects that involve individually chosen programming languages and applications. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 355 Human Computer Interaction

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students study the foundations of human-interaction, with emphasis on user-centered design methodologies. Topics such as usability, human factors, user studies, and multi-model interfaces will be explored, and the theory put into practice through programming projects that develop graphical user interfaces and applications for the Android or iPhone/iPad. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 360 Computer Graphics

Prerequisites, MATH 211, 250, CPSC 231. The fundamental concepts of graphics software, hardware, and standards are examined. The course gives special emphasis to three–dimensional graphics and provides an introduction to graphical user interfaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 366 Digital Logic Design II

Prerequisites, MATH 251, CPSC 330. The course introduces combinational and sequential logic circuits, including decoders, multiplexers, flip–flops, arithmetic circuits, and implementations of finite state machines using hardware design languages and FPGA boards. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 370 Topics in Computer Science

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 380 Operating Systems

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, 351. The course emphasizes the major principles of operating system design and the interrelationship between the operating system and the hardware. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 390 Artificial Intelligence

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350. Students study the tools, techniques, and applications of artificial intelligence. Students will be introduced to the programming techniques utilized in artificial intelligence applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 399 Individual Study

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

CPSC 402 Compiler Construction

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350, 354. Students examine techniques involved in the analysis and interpretation of source–language statements and the generation of object code. Students analyze and modify a functional object-oriented compiler. Students engage on semester-long projects that involve the design and implementation of individually chosen languages features. Working knowledge of the Java programming language is required. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 406 Algorithm Analysis

Prerequisites, MATH 250, CPSC 350. Students study ideas and techniques useful for designing and analyzing data structures and algorithms. In particular, the analytic tools needed for analyzing upper bounds for algorithms and lower bounds for problems will be covered. Problem areas include sorting, graph–based problems, dynamic programming, combinatorial algorithms, computational geometry, encryption, parallel and distributed models, and NP–completeness. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 408 Database Management

Prerequisites, CPSC 231, 236. Students learn data management concepts and the representation and structure of data in the context of applications and system software. The emphasis is on design of databases and developing applications in a client–server environment using SQL as the query language. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 430 Computational Economics

(Same as CS 531, MGSC 530.) Prerequisites, MATH 110, and CPSC 230, or 236, or consent of instructor. This course will introduce students to the computational tools required to understand electronic exchange systems and implement economic experiments. Students will be required to become familiar with numerical analysis, computer simulation and programming of experiments. (Offered every year.) 4 credits.

CPSC 435 BioMedical Informatics

(Same as BIOL 437, CS 635.)

CPSC 440 Collaborative Game Development

Prerequisite, CPSC 340. This is a capstone project course in which students design and develop games in collaborative projects. Working with faculty and visiting industry experts, students propose a concept for a computer game or applied interactive simulation, developing that concept over the course of the semester through several stages of specification and prototyping. Final prototypes are entered in a competition at the end of the course whose jury may include representatives from game and simulation development companies. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

CPSC 445 High Performance Computing

Prerequisite, CPSC 350, or consent of instructor. The course introduces students to parallel computing architectures and programming models. Students learn and practice parallel programming techniques using shared memory and message passing. Course topics include parallel computing fundamentals, Unix and C, shared memory parallel computing (with OpenMP), message passing parallel computing (with MPI), parallel performance evaluation, and multilevel parallel computing (with OpenMP and MPI combined). (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

CPSC 453 Network Implementation and Security

Prerequisite, CPSC 353. Students explore the principles and techniques for implementing TCP/IP based networks using Microsoft Windows and Linux servers and clients, including the skills to configure, customize, optimize, troubleshoot, and integrate networks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 458 Advanced Web-Based Database Systems

Prerequisite, CPSC 408. Students explore the principles and techniques for managing and developing applications for Microsoft's SQL Database System and Microsoft's Internet Information Server including the skills to install, configure, customize, optimize, develop applications, and troubleshoot both the SQL Server and Information Server Systems. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 465 Integrated Circuit Design I

Prerequisites, MATH 211, CPSC 366. Recommended, PHYS 102. This course introduces the student to circuit analysis, including transient and sinusoidal steady–state analysis, complex frequency, and Bode plots. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 466 Integrated Circuit Design II

Prerequisites, CPSC 330, 465. Recommended, PHYS 102. The course integrates theoretical and functional ideas from Digital Logic II with the physical electronics covered in Integrated Circuit Design I toward the design of real–world integrated circuits. The course also introduces the student to VLSI CAD tools for physical design. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

CPSC 498 Senior Project

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

CPSC 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Environmental Science

ENV 101 Introduction to Environmental Science

Environmental science is an applied, interdisciplinary field focused on understanding environmental problems and proposing viable solutions. Course is designed to develop skills to analyze causes of environmental problems and their potential solutions from a primarily natural science perspective. Intended for ENV majors and minors. Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 102 Introduction to Environmental Policy

The historical, theoretical and philosophical foundations of environmentalism in the United States. Course provides an overview of environmental thought, the conservation and environmental movements, and introduces the student to different policy responses to historical and contemporary environmental challenges. Intended for Environmental Science and Policy majors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 103 Introduction to Earth Systems

Introduction to fundamental physical and scientific principles that govern the four subsystems (lithosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and atmosphere) of the larger Earth System. Course emphasizes how these systems and their interactions are important for understanding the Earth processes, environmental change, and impacts on the Earth’s resources. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 111 Physical Geology

Corequisite, ENV 111L. Introduction to the primary geologic principles and processes of our planet. Topics include the structure and history of the earth, the unifying theory of plate tectonics, earth materials, the rock cycle, volcanoes, earthquakes, and the hydrologic cycle. The laboratory emphasizes hands on experiments involving scientific problems-solving and an introduction to some of the tools and techniques used by geologists today. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 111L Physical Geology Laboratory

Corequisite, ENV 111. Lab component to ENV 111. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.

ENV 112 Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change

Students are introduced to global climate change and hazards. Different types of natural hazards such as Earthquakes, Hurricanes and Dust Storms and resultant impacts worldwide are discussed. Rock, Hydrological, Tectonic and Bio-geochemical cycles are discussed along with the plate tectonics and continental drift theories and the fundamentals of understanding natural hazards. Connection of global climate change to hazards and conclusions of how societies may face them will be drawn. Remote Sensing, Satellite technology and modeling will also be introduced as important tools in studying global climate change and related hazards. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 199 Individual Study

Faculty consent required. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 205 Seminar Series

Students will focus on an integrated understanding of environmental science and policy issues through attendance at weekly seminars where faculty, students, and outside speakers present their work on environmental issues and through critical discussions and evaluation of assigned readings in the primary literature. P/NP. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 1 credit.

ENV 227 Darwin and the Galapagos

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students learn about the environmental uniqueness of the Galapagos Islands and how Charles Darwin's observations in this “living laboratory” led to a theory of evolution by natural selection, considered one of the major breakthroughs in scientific thought. Students participate in a required field trip to the Galapagos Islands (Ecuador) to observe first–hand the biodiversity that Darwin saw. Fee: TBD. (Offered interterm and summer as needed.) 4 credits.

ENV 299 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For freshmen and sophomores. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

ENV 301 Environmental Geology

Prerequisites, ENV 111, 111L, or 112. A study of the environmental implications of geological processes as they relate to human interactions. Topics include natural disasters, water issues, mineral and energy resources, and metal contamination. Lecture and optional weekend field trips. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

ENV 310 Geographic Information Systems

Corequisite, ENV 310L. Structure, concepts, and application of geographic information systems (GIS): computer–based systems designed to process large spatial databases. Productive use of GIS in physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through applied exercises and problems. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ENV 310L Geographic Information Systems Lab

Corequisite, ENV 310. Structure, concepts, and application of geographic information systems (GIS): computer–based systems designed to process large spatial databases. Productive use of GIS in physical and social sciences, environmental management, and regional planning is investigated through applied exercises and problems. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

ENV 330 Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow

Prerequisites, ENV 101, PHYS 107, CHEM 150, BIOL 205. An exploration of how simple mathematical methods can be used to understand the influence of human and environmental factors on the flux of energy and matter. The course covers box models, thermodynamics and energy transfer, chemical equilibrium theory, biogeochemistry, and climatology in the context of global change. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 384 Student-Faculty Research

Prerequisites, sophomore standing or above, consent of instructor and department chair. Students enrolled in ENV 384 will pursue faculty-sponsored independent or collaborative research in a laboratory setting, developing methodology, conducting research, and/or analyzing data. Minimum 3 hours of laboratory work per week per credit. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 420 Environmental Hydrology

Prerequisite, ENV 101, or 111. A qualitative overview of the occurrence, distribution, quality, and movement of water in the environment; introduction to quantitative methods for analyzing hydrologic processes. Weekend field trip required. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

ENV 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

ENV 498 Environmental Problem Solving: Senior Capstone and Seminar

Prerequisites, ENV 310, 330, POSC 374. Interdisciplinary exploration of the scientific, social and economic issues associated with a specific local environmental problem. Students from the three tracks (Ecology/Earth Systems and Policy) will identify a local environmental issue and work together to produce a proposed solution by the end of the semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

ENV 499 Environmental Research

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For juniors or seniors. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Food Science and Nutrition

FSN 120 Introduction to Food Science

An overview of the interactions among basic disciplines of science and technology which are integrated into the development of more wholesome, stable, and nutritious food products. General principles are stressed using examples which demonstrate the progression of raw agricultural commodities through the integrated technologies which result in commercial food products. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FSN 200 Human Nutrition

Introduce students to basic concepts in nutrition such as nutrients, nutrient sources, and metabolism. Human nutritional requirements during various stages of life as well as their connection to various diseases will be explored. Discussions will center on facts and fictions about diets, health foods, and food labeling. Some sections may be restricted to majors/minors in the course schedule. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

FSN 201 International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis

Contemporary nutritional issues affecting the world. Social, cultural, political, economic, and scientific aspects of world food problems are examined. Nutritional deficiencies affecting various world regions and the role of international agencies are covered. Students learn about food production and food supplementation programs, and examine possible solutions for the future. Lecture. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

FSN 322 Community Nutrition

Prerequisite, FSN 200. Study of the roles and resources of community/public health nutrition professionals promoting wellness in the community. Assessment of community nutritional needs, and planning, implementing and evaluating nutrition education programs for various age groups under different socio-economic conditions. The legislative process, health care insurance industry, and domestic food assistance programs will also be covered. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 crediits.

FSN 338 Nutrition and Human Performance

Prerequisite, FSN 200. Designed to provide an in–depth view of nutrition, metabolism, and human performance. Ergogenic aids, blood doping, and nutritional needs of the athlete are emphasized. The methodologies and current topics in nutrition and human performance are evaluated. Mechanisms of nutrition are presented to better understand the cause-and-effect relationships of human nutrition. Lecture. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 339 Lifecycle and Clinical Nutrition

Prerequisite, FSN 200. The human body has different nutrient requirements at different times during the life cycle and when in a disease state. Students explore the physiological changes, adaptations, and stresses that affect nutritional status and explain the influence of dietary practices in maximum growth, maintenance, and health. Nutrition counseling and diet analyses are included. Lecture. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 429 Experimental Course

Prerequisite, junior standing. Experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Course titles, prerequisites, and credits may vary. Some courses require student lab fees. May be repeated for credit, if course topic is different. (Offered as needed.) 1–4 credits.

FSN 443 Medical Nutrition Therapy

Prerequisite, FSN 200. This course is designed to increase the students' knowledge of the pathophysiology of various disease states. Principles of dietary management as a preventative and therapeutic tool in health care will be emphasized during various physiologic changes such as disease, metabolic alterations, and stress. Students will learn how to modify the normal diet for the prevention and treatment of diseases. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

FSN 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Appropriate work experience without pay. Ten hours per week for three credits. P/NP. May be repeatable for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

FSN 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Selected undergraduate research projects involving either literature studies or laboratory research which develop new information, correlations, concepts or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Health Sciences

HESC 101 Introduction to Health Care Professions

Course examines major health professions including professional training, job responsibilities, future demand, and potential earnings. Students will interact with health care professionals throughout the semester. By the semester’s end, students should be able to identify which health careers better fit their interests and talents. P/NP. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.

HESC 310 International Approaches to Health

Prerequisite, health science major. Course addresses key factors in planning and implementation of health-related programs, both globally and in domestic cross-cultural settings. Issues addressed: health beliefs and behaviors, sustainability of remedial health practices and impact on mortality and morbidity. Emphasis on analytical thinking and writing. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

HESC 329 Experimental Course

This course is designed to provide additional opportunities to explore experimental areas and subjects of special interest in undergraduate studies. May be repeated for credit if course topic is different. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

HESC 350 Applied Exercise Physiology

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, 210, 210L, CHEM 140, 140L, and BIOL 365, or 366, 366L, and athletic training, or biochemistry and molecular biology, or biological sciences, or health sciences, or kinesiology major. Corequisite, HESC 350L. This course is designed for students pursuing majors in, health science, biological science, and kinesiology. Students will consider physiological systems as interrelated and interdependent and will examine adaptations made by physiological systems when exposed to acute exercise stress. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

HESC 350L Applied Exercise Physiology Lab

Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 204L, 210, 210L, CHEM 140, 140L, and BIOL 365, or 366, 366L, and athletic training, or biochemistry and molecular biology, or biological sciences, or health sciences, or kinesiology major. Corequisite, HESC 350. Lab Course taken with HESC 350. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

HESC 357 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Health Sciences

Prerequisite, junior standing. The course introduces interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approaches to health care problem solving at micro (individual) and macro (societal) levels. Exploring current health problems and priorities in the U.S., we discover how multidisciplinary health care teams function to address diagnostic, prevention, care and treatment issues. Students observe how the various health sciences use knowledge and evidence to assess the outcomes of their efforts. Students investigate a current problem in health science and health care, working together using a variety of different disciplinary perspectives and methods. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

HESC 370 Health Planning

Prerequisite, HESC 101. The purpose of this course is to give the student a better understanding of the current health care dialogue and understand how to become a patient centered health care provider. Student will become familiar with different aspects of planning health care services, study health care disparities in the US and become familiar with the key authors and thinkers surrounding the health care reform act of 2010. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

HESC 385 Aging and Health

Prerequisite, HESC 101. The purpose of this course is to examine the relationship between growing old and having health problems. We will examine health care economics and health services for older adults. We explore social issues and how they relate to aging and health as well as examine issues surrounding the end of life as it relates to old age (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

HESC 490 Independent Internship

Internships give students the opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining practical work experience, an increased understanding of their chosen career field, job skills, self-confidence, and more. Increasingly important in today's competitive job market, internships give graduates an edge when they seek jobs, having had "real-world" experience. Positions are available in various disciplines and are offered year round. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

HESC 492 Capstone Seminar Internship in Health Sciences

Prerequisites, senior standing, successful completion (grade of C or higher) of all health science core courses. Students complement their 3 credit internship with a formal seminar. Seminar participants are organized into team to examine their real-world internship experiences from behavioral, social, and science perspectives of health and health care. Case studies are used to supplement student experiences and to promote a deeper understanding of the multidisciplinary nature of health care. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Mathematics

MATH 098 Elementary Algebra

This course is designed to fill the needs of those students whose mathematical training is not sufficient to meet the prerequisites of college level courses requiring mathematical skills. Topics include the basic arithmetic operations, solving of linear equations and inequalities, graphing and linear systems, exponents and polynomials, factoring, and rational expression operations. P/NP. (Offered fall semester.) 3 non-degree credits.

MATH 099 Intermediate Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 098. This course is designed to fill the needs of those students whose mathematical training is not sufficient to meet the prerequisites of college level courses requiring mathematical skills. Topics include  equations with absolute values, compound inequalities, inequalities involving absolute value, the slope of a line, the equation of a line, the concept of a function, composition of functions, rational exponents and roots, quadratic functions, and quadratic equations. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 3 non-degree credits.

MATH 104 Pre-Calculus Mathematics

Prerequisite, MATH 099, or appropriate placement exam score. Topics include functions and graphs, linear, quadratic, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, trigonometric functions, analytic trigonometry, and inverse trigonometric functions. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 110 Single Variable Calculus I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Corequisite, MATH 110L. Students study single variable functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of derivatives (approximations, curve plotting, related rates, optimization), antiderivatives, the definite integral, and applications. The course includes one hour per week of laboratory work in addition to the three hours per week of lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 110L Single Variable Calculus I Lab

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Corequisite, MATH 110. Students reinforce their understanding of the principles of calculus which they learn concurrently in the MATH 110 lecture. Students also learn the use of computational tools to deepen their understanding and extend the range of problems that they can solve. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MATH 111 Single Variable Calculus II

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, MATH 111L. Further techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, analytic geometry in two dimensions, polar coordinates, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. The course includes one hour per week of laboratory work in addition to the three hours per week of lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 111L Single Variable Calculus II Lab

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, MATH 111. Students reinforce their understanding of the principles of calculus which they learn concurrently in the MATH 111 lecture. Students also learn the use of computational tools to deepen their understanding and extend the range of problems that they can solve. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

MATH 199 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 203 Introduction to Statistics

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Students study the design of experiments, descriptive statistics, analysis of data, parametric and non-parametric statistics, correlation and regression, probability, sampling, and tests of significance. Examples from the social sciences and the natural sciences are used to illustrate the concepts. The course is taught in a computer classroom in which students will learn how to use statistical software. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 208 Foundations of Geometry

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. This course provides student with notions of Euclidian and non–Euclidian geometries, systems of axioms and geometric models, classical theorems, and geometric transformations. The two main objectives of this course are to provide students with a solid background in the subject of Geometry and to prepare them as future mathematics teachers. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 210 Multivariable Calculus

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Students learn the calculus of functions of two or more variables and of vector–valued functions as well as multiple integrals and integration in vector fields. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

MATH 211 Linear Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 111. This course covers vector spaces, inner product spaces, linear transformations, systems of linear equations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues, and eigenvectors. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

MATH 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 250 Discrete Mathematics I

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. This course provides the student with an introduction to the fundamental mathematics of discrete phenomena and computation. This is a key course in the CPSC curriculum as it provides the theoretical background needed for many upper-division courses including Data Structures (combinatorics, formal languages), Logic Design (Boolean algebras, number representation) and Integrated Circuit Design (automata theory, finite state minimization, graph layout). (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

MATH 251 Discrete Mathematics II

Prerequisite, MATH 250. This course covers binary relations with applications to ordered sets, graphs, trees and sorting, followed by topics on Boolean algebras, basic digital circuits, formal languages, and finite state automata. It provides the background and computational tools needed for handling discrete mathematical structures that are used in many applications such as artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and data mining. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 260 Number Theory

Prerequisite, MATH 111, or equivalent. This course covers the ring of integers, divisibility, prime numbers and factorization, number–theoretic functions such as the Moebius function and the Euler function, congruences, Moebius inversion, perfect numbers, Diophantine equations, and quadratic residues. (Offered alternative years.) 3 credits.

MATH 270 Computational Mathematics Tools

Prerequisite, MATH 111, or 250, or consent of instructor. In the first part of this course, students will learn LaTeX, a scientific document preparation system, and how to produce high quality mathematical documents with typeset formulas and proofs. The middle part of this course introduces students to computer algebra systems, with an emphasis on the open source system Sage, and mathematical programming in Sage/Python. The third part of this course is designed to give students experience with the Matlab programming language. Matlab is used for scientific applications involving images, sound, and other signals. (Offered alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 280 Mathematics Tutoring

Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. The course will provide an exploration of the theory and practice of math peer tutoring and will provide training in the knowledge and fundamental skills useful to math tutors. Through readings, lectures, class discussions, group work, and activities, students will be introduced to the academic and personal skills that characterize effective tutors. The course will provide an introduction to contemporary learning theories and learning enhancement techniques and will assist students in developing appropriate applications to individual and group learning situations. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 290 Independent Internship

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 299 Individual Study

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 303 Biostatistics

Prerequisite, MATH 104. This course will provide you with a comprehensive introduction to various statistical methods with emphasis on applications in Biology, Medicine and Public Health. Main concepts such as sampling distributions, contingency tables, linear, logistic and survival analysis will be studied from a more mathematically solid viewpoint. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 350 Differential Equations

Prerequisite, MATH 211. This course covers first-order differential equations, linear equations of higher order, introduction to systems of differential equations, linear systems of differential equations, and Laplace transform methods. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

MATH 360 Probability Theory

Prerequisite, MATH 210. This course introduces the fundamental concepts of probability theory. Topics include counting techniques, probability, conditional probability, Bayes theorem, multivariate distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, functions of random variables, marginal distributions, Central Limit Theorem, and sampling distributions. This course is a prerequisite for Mathematical Statistics. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 361 Mathematical Statistics

Prerequisite, MATH 360. This course introduces the fundamental concepts in statistics. Topics include modes of convergence, maximum likelihood, UMVUE, Rao-Kramer theorem, sufficiency and completeness, Lehmann-Scheffe theorem, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, generalized likelihood ratio test, tests for genetic association, contingency tables, and linear models. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 370 Special Topics in Mathematics

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 380 Introduction to Abstract Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 250. A first course on algebraic structures, including semigroups, monoids and groups, with many examples, some basic concepts and results about these structures (subalgebras, homomorphisms, Cayle's theorem, Langrange's Theorem, isomorphism theorems, modular arithmetic) and applications to error-correcting codes, and cryptography. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 390 Introduction to Differential Geometry

Prerequisite, MATH 210. Students will learn elements of elementary Differential Geometry. They will study the classification of curves and surfaces in the Euclidean Space, as well as enter the world of abstract surfaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 399 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.

MATH 440 Topology

Prerequisite, MATH 211. Topology studies the general concept of continuity and properties of spaces that are preserved by continuous functions. Important topics include: Construction of topological spaces and continuous functions, nets and filters, density, connectedness, compactness, metrizable spaces, Tychonoff's Theorem, separation axioms especially Hausdorff separation, Scott topologies, and sober spaces. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 450 Real Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 210. A course in advanced calculus and real analysis. Properties of the real number system, sequences and series of real numbers, the Heine-Borel and Bolzano-Weierstrass Theorems, continuity and uniform continuity, sequences, and series of functions. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 451 Complex Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 450. Rigorous treatment of basic complex analysis: complex numbers, analytic functions, Cauchy integral theory and its consequences, power series, residue calculus harmonic functions, and conformal mapping. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 454 Numerical Analysis

Prerequisite, MATH 211. Students study and come to understand the basic algorithms of numerical computation as used in approximation, numerical integration and differentiation, solution of equations, and solution of differential equations. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

MATH 460 Modern Algebra

Prerequisite, MATH 380. Concepts from group theory are extended to cover rings, integral domains, fields, vector spaces, and Galois theory, with applications to geometry, algebraic coding theory, and solvability of polynomials by radicals. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

MATH 464 Game Theory

(Same as ECON 464.)

MATH 481 Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments

(Same as ECON 481.)

MATH 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

MATH 499 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

Course Descriptions – Physics

PHYS 101 General Physics I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 101L. Students study mechanics, wave motion, and heat. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 101L Lab-General Physics I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 101. This is the lab component for PHYS 101. Students study mechanics, wave motion, and heat. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credits.

PHYS 102 General Physics II

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102L. Students study electricity, magnetism, light, introduction to atomic structure. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 102L Lab-General Physics II

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102. This is the lab component for PHYS 102. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.

PHYS 107 General Physics for the Life Sciences I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 107L. Students study mechanics and thermodynamics. Students will learn how physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in life science. This course is intended to fill the physics requirement for life science majors and pre-medical preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

PHYS 107L Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences I

Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 107L. Laboratory for PHYS 107. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

PHYS 108 General Physics for the Life Sciences II

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 108L. Students study electricity and magnetism, optics, and atomic physics. Students will learn how physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in life science. This course is intended to fill the physics requirement for life science majors and premedical preparation. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.

PHYS 108L Lab-General Physics for the Life Sciences II

Prerequisite, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 108. Laboratory for PHYS 108. (Offered spring semester.) 0 credits.

PHYS 117 The Beauty of Physics

This course focuses on how physics describes and explains real life phenomena in an intuitive way with little mathematics. It emphasizes understanding ideas as the foundation of modern science for non-scientists. The course will also discuss the relationship of physics to the arts and creative processes and science fiction. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 145 Introduction to Applications in Computational Science

Computational science is an emerging field of the sciences, computer science, and mathematics. This course is to provide the fundamentals of computational science and introduce a variety of scientific applications. We will examine how scientific investigations involve computing in basic sciences such as physics, chemistry, global change, medicine, and particularly biosciences. The student will be offered examples of computer simulations and data analysis. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 201 General Physics III

Prerequisite, PHYS 102. Students study thermodynamics and waves, including an exploration into the fields of physics that stem from the study of waves, such as quantum mechanics, atomic physics and nuclear physics, where here is no longer a distinction between particles and waves. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 202 Modern Physics

Prerequisites, PHYS 201, MATH 210, or consent of instructor. An introduction, based upon landmark experiments, to the major developments in physics of the early 20th century. Topics to be covered include special relativity, relativistic energy and momentum, de Broglie waves, Schrodinger's equation, spatial quantum numbers, spin-orbit interaction, atomic spectra, uncertainty principle, exclusion principle, Zeeman effect, binding, nuclear reactions. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 207 General Physics for the Life Sciences III

Prerequisites, MATH 111, and PHYS 101, or 107. Fluids, Oscillations, Waves, Thermodynamics, Kinetic Theory of Gases, Optics (Geometric optics, Images, Interference, Diffraction), introduction to atomic and nuclear physics. Students will learn how these physics principles apply to the workings of living organisms and standard diagnostic tools used in the life sciences. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 227 Foundations of Scientific Computation

Prerequisites, CPSC 230, 231. This course will provide foundations and conceptions on scientific computation. It emphasizes the role of computation as a fundamental tool of discovery in the department of science and will cover some of the methods, techniques, and tools used in the field. This course provides an overview of computer hardware, software, and numerical methods that are useful on scientific workstations and supercomputers. Topics include high-performance computer architectures, software tools and packages, characteristics of commonly used numerical methods, graphical presentation of results, and performance analysis and improvement. Several individual programming assignments will be completed in this course, as well as exams. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 229 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PHYS 250 Mathematical Methods in Physics

Prerequisites, PHYS 201, MATH 210. MATH 211 recommended. The course introduces students to mathematics used in contemporary physics. Numerous applications from classical mechanics, electrodynamics, and quantum mechanics are included as demonstrations of mathematical techniques. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 320 Mechanics I

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 210, 211. Students expand the skills they learned in General Physics I. They increase their understanding and problem solving skills in advanced classical mechanics. Computational methods are emphasized. Student who have taken MATH 350 previously will find it very useful. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 321 Mechanics II

Prerequisite, PHYS 320. Students will learn nonlinear dynamics and chaos, Hamiltonian mechanics, collision theory, special relativity, and continuum mechanics. Problem solving and physical reasoning skills will be emphasized. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 326 Astronomy and Cosmology

Prerequisites, PHYS 101, 102. Introduction to modern astronomy, astronomical observations including from space observations and associated theory. The course emphasizes astrophysical processes, birth and death of stars, stellar evolution, formation of elements; planetary systems, star clusters, the Milky Way galaxy. The student will learn forefront topics of modern astronomy, including binary stars, compact galactic sources, white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes. High energy observations and theories of accreting sources. Finally, the student will learn topics of modern cosmology, the expansion of the universe, active galaxies and the future of the universe. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 330 Digital Logic Design I

(Same as CPSC 330.)

PHYS 330L Lab-Digital Logic Design I

(Same as CPSC 330L.)

PHYS 370 Special Topics in Physics

Prerequisite, PHYS 202, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.

PHYS 405 Seminar in Multidisciplinary Perspectives

Prerequisites, junior standing, PHYS 202 (with a grade of C or higher). Students examine a current issue in physics from a variety of different disciplinary perspectives. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 421 Electricity and Magnetism I

Prerequisites, PHYS 102, 250. Students study advanced topics in electricity and magnetism. These include boundary value problems, mutual generation of electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation, and the relation between special relativity and electromagnetism. Computational methods are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 422 Electricity and Magnetism II

Prerequisites, PHYS 250, 421. The course introduces students to advanced topics in electricity and magnetism: conservation laws, electromagnetic waves, gauge symmetry, radiation, relativistic electrodynamics. The emphasis is placed on precise mathematical formulation of physical laws and development of computational techniques essential in applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 429 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

PHYS 430 Thermodynamics

Prerequisite, PHYS 202. Students study the fundamentals of thermal physics, and the elegant regularities that emerge in systems of many particles. Computational methods are emphasized. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 431 Statistical Physics

Prerequisites, MATH 350, PHYS 430. The course emphasizes that the combination of microscopic concepts with some statistical postulates leads readily to conclusions on a purely macroscopic level. First, basic probability concepts introduced and statistical methods used throughout all of physics. Statistical ideas are then applied to systems of particles in equilibrium to enhance an understanding of the basic notions of statistical mechanics, from which derive the purely macroscopic general statements of thermodynamics. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 451 Quantum Mechanics

Prerequisites, PHYS 202, 250. Students study the fundamentals of quantum mechanics, its historical development, and its application. Computational methods are emphasized. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PHYS 452 Quantum Mechanics II

Prerequisite, PHYS 451. Students will study advanced quantum mechanics, its applications and an introduction to quantum information science including quantum computing and communication. Topics include time-independent and time-dependent perturbation theory, the variational principle, the adiabatic approximation, the WKB approximation, quantum information science, quantum teleportation, quantum computing and quantum paradoxes. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PHYS 498 Senior Capstone Research and Seminar

Prerequisites, PHYS 320, 421. Interdisciplinary exploration of physics and computational science. Students will identify an issue and work together to produce a proposed solution by the end of the semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PHYS 499 Individual Study

Prerequisites, consent of instructor, approval of petition. Supervised individual study in selected areas of physics. Maybe repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Psychology

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

PSY 101 is prerequisite to all other courses in psychology. Introduction to the theories, principles, processes, problems, methods, and applications of psychology. In addition to attendance at lectures, students are required to serve as participants in course-relevant research or to complete a project of similar length and content. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 199 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

PSY 201 Critical Thinking

Prerequisite, PSY 101. Students explore methods of empirical and theoretical evaluation of psychological facts, assertions, research studies, and theories. The course focuses on the development of a critical thinking paradigm, which will reduce the probability of common errors of thinking. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 202 History and Systems of Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. Discussion and evaluation of psychology's historical roots and the influences and people that have contributed to its present form. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 203 Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

Prerequisites, PSY 101, MATH 104, proficiency in pre-calculus mathematics as evidenced by the appropriate placement exam score available through the Department of Mathematics. The course covers descriptive and inferential statistics, the rationale of hypothesis testing, a survey of the common parametric and nonparametric statistical tests, and the calculation and interpretation of statistical indices and applications. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 204 Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 203, or equivalents with consent of instructor. Corequisite, PSY 204L. An introduction to the principles and procedures involved in behavioral sciences research emphasizing the scientific method and its application to psychological inquiry. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.

PSY 204L Lab for Research Methods in the Behavioral Sciences

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 203, or equivalents with consent of instructor. Corequisite, PSY 204. An introduction to the procedures involved in conducting and analyzing behavioral science research. Students will complete projects ranging from survey research to research using perceptuomotor apparatus. (Offered every semester.) 0 credits.

PSY 290 Intern Program

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

PSY 299 Individual Study

Prerequisites, PSY 101, consent of instructor, academic advisor, chair, 3.000 or higher grade point average. Supervised individual study or research on a special problem or in a selected area of psychology. Open to lower-division students majoring in psychology. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–6 credits.

PSY 304 Advanced Research Design

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 203, 204. This course will provide a comprehensive and systematic examination of advanced research methods and statistical procedures applied to the empirical evaluation of human behavior. Students will evaluate quantitative vs qualitative designs, within-participant vs between-participant designs, and single-variable vs factorial designs, as well as non-experimental designs, such as surveys. The course goal is to support the development of a precise and complete research proposal commensurate with professional standards and suitable to support a Capstone Senior Thesis. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.

PSY 310 Psychology of Learning

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An examination of the theoretical and methodological foundations of human learning. Emphasis is placed on an evaluation of the major learning paradigms and on the application of learning principles. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 315 Sensation and Perception

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the sensory nervous system and the perceptual basis of human experience. General topics include psychophysics and the physiology of the sensory systems. Emphasis is placed on understanding the interaction between the anatomy of the sensory system and the transduction of sensory stimuli into meaningful perceptional experiences. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 317 Cognitive Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. Examines the neural basis for cognition beginning with attention and spans the breadth of cognitive processes to include memory, learning, language, reasoning, and problem solving. Students learn how our minds absorb, store, and manipulate information from the world to solve problems, make decisions, comprehend language, produce art, and laugh at jokes. Students are encouraged to think critically and develop questions about their own cognitive processes. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 319 Motivation and Emotion

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the theoretical, physiological, and behavioral constructs underlying the processes of motivation and emotion. Emphasis is placed on methods for studying motivation and emotion and their role in human behavior. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 322 Theories of Personality

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An evaluative review of the major theories of personality emphasizing structural, dynamical, developmental, and pathological aspects. Specific personality theories to be covered include psychodynamic, biological, behavioral, cognitive, social learning, humanistic–existential, traits, and person–situation. Knowledge of these classic theories is balanced with current research applications. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 323 Child Development

Prerequisite, PSY 101. Corequisite, PSY 323L. This course is for psychology majors and covers the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development from conception through adolescence. The course consists of a lecture and a laboratory component. Lectures introduce major theories and research strategies in child development and integrates applied aspects such as parenting and teaching children. The laboratory includes professionally supervised fieldwork with children in an approved setting. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.

PSY 323L Lab for Child Development

Prerequisite, PSY 101. Corequisite, PSY 323. The laboratory component of PSY 323. (Offered fall semester.) 0 credits.

PSY 326 Child Psychology and Development

Prerequisite, PSY 101. This course is for liberal studies students and other non–psychology majors and covers the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains of development from conception through adolescence. Lectures introduce major theories and research strategies in child development and integrate applied aspects such as parenting and teaching children. Classroom theories of child development and methods of interacting with children will be applied in context. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 327 Life Span Development

Prerequisite, PSY 101. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the major theories, concepts, and research methods in life–span developmental psychology. Students will learn to understand cognitive, emotional, and social development and changes across the entire life span from infancy to late adulthood. This course examines the biological and environmental foundations of development including cross–cultural issues and highlights empirical research to integrate theoretical and applied perspectives. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 328 Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An overview of the field of abnormal psychology, which is the application of methods, principles, and findings from psychological research to understand, classify, and treat “abnormal” behavior and psychologically–based human suffering. Topics of lectures, discussions, and video presentations provide an integrative overview of current approaches to classification, assessment, and treatment of psychological disorders and mental illness. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 329 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PSY 330 Child Abnormal Psychology

Prerequisites, PSY 101, and either 323, 326, or 327, or concurrent enrollment. This course reviews the etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological and development disorders in children and adolescents. This course is likely to benefit all students who are interested in interacting with children and adolescents, as well as students considering careers involving children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 333 Physiological Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An investigation of the relationship between brain and behavior. Students will study the structure and function of the nervous system, including the biological bases of psychopathology and normal function. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 336 Social Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the scientific study of how groups and individuals interact. Cognition, feelings, impressions, and attitudes influence and are influenced by the presence of others according to the precepts of Social Psychology. Topics include manipulation and influence tactics, persuasion, attraction, aggression, altruism, self–concept, stereotypes, and cognition and behavioral congruence. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 340 Human Sexuality

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the physiological, psychological, and sociocultural factors influencing healthy human sexual expression. Emphasis is placed on gender identity, sex roles, variations in sexual behavior, love and attraction, and basic treatments for sexual dysfunction. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 341 Cross–Cultural Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the major issues and terminology used in cross–cultural psychology, which uses models and research methods from psychology, anthropology, and sociology. The course emphasizes a comparative approach. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 344 Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychology

A systematic study of the psychological issues affecting lesbians, gay men, and bisexual individuals in American society. The course integrates the most recent research-based information with life experiences of lesbian/gay/bisexual people in such areas as conceptualization and origin of sexual orientation, lifespan development, psychosocial identity, relationships, internalized homophobia, parenting, and clinical services. Critical and controversial issues will be debated. The course emphasizes an affirmative approach and is appropriate for students of any sexual orientation. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PSY 345 Sports Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An exploration of how psychological principles apply to the study and understanding of sports and related issues. Applicable for Psychology majors, Athletic Trainers majors, coaches, and anyone interested in analyzing sports topics from an advanced cognitive perspective. The course examines research from social, clinical, counseling, and experimental psychology as they relate to teamwork, cohesion, sports aggression, fan violence, motivation to achieve excellence, exercise adherence, and adult influences on child sports experiences. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 355 Diversity in Marital and Family Relationships

Prerequisite, PSY 101. This course will provide students with an overview of marriage and family relationships from a multicultural perspective. Basic theories and concepts in family life will be explored through a global lens including family development, gender and family relations, partner selection, marriage, parenting practices, divorce, remarriage, and issues in later life. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 360 Human Psychology: The Totalitarian Experience

This course addresses human responses to totalitarianism and focuses on political, sociological, and psychological perspective. Students explore a variety of psychological issues and questions associated with Germany and Europe an Nazi/fascist and communist legacies. Taught in Berlin at Chapman University's Berlin European Studies Program. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 395 Topic Courses in Psychological Process

Prerequisites, PSY 101, consent of advisor. An examination of selected topics in the area of psychological processes and the foundations of psychological understandings of human behavior. Course may be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PSY 399 Individual Study

Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.

PSY 428 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 328. Overview of the profession and practice of clinical psychology. The course surveys the field's history, clinical training, assessment procedures, therapeutic interventions, research approaches, ethical and legal issues, areas of specialization (i.e. forensic, behavioral medicine, and child), and current issues and trends. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 432 Introduction to Psychological Assessment

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 203, or equivalent, concurrent enrollment, or consent of instructor. An introduction to test uses, benefits, and cautions associated with testing from a psychological perspective. Topics include test construction, validity, reliability, intelligence, learning disabilities, test anxiety, and the interpretation and use of personality measures. Multiple psychological tests will be provided to students for interpretation and analysis. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PSY 433 Psychopharmacology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An in-depth examination of the behavioral and central nervous system effects of pharmacologic substance use and abuse and the application of such substances to the prevention and treatment of psychophysiological and psychopathological dysfunction. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 436 Health Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. A study of illness behavior and theories and applications of health psychology and behavioral medicine. The course explores models of wellness and illness, the mind-body relation, coping with acute and chronic stress, health–related anxiety, smoking cessation, weight control and dieting behavior, and psychosocial interventions for chronic diseases, as well as alternative medicine and managed health care provision models. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 437 Health and Well-Being

Prerequisite, PSY 101. A scientific and practical exploration of human strengths by examining the contributions of the science of psychology to physical health and well-being. The course examines the psychological and physical aspects that contribute to self-efficacy, resilience, personal achievement, mindfulness, and spirituality. By drawing on scientific studies and concepts and techniques of Western and Eastern medicine and psychology, the course explores behaviors that enhance both physical and mental health. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PSY 446 Children and Trauma

Prerequisites, PSY 101, 323, or 326, or equivalent, consent of instructor. This course reviews the etiology, assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of psychological trauma in children and adolescents. This course explores the influence of multiple factors of trauma that may lead to the emergence of childhood psychiatric disorders. This course provides a critical foundation for future training and education of students considering careers involving children with emotional and behavioral problems. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PSY 461 Psychology of Music

(Same as MUS 461.)

PSY 481 Organizational Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An introduction to the scientific study of how psychological principles, concepts, and research apply to our understanding of work and work behavior. The course incorporates information from business, sociology, psychology, and economics. Topics include psychological testing, personnel selection, work violence, advertising, conflict resolution, hiring, interviewing, team building, and leadership. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding one's strengths and weaknesses as they apply to different components of work. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PSY 482 Forensic Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An examination of the interaction of the legal field and psychology, with emphasis on criminality, profiling, juries, prisons, sentencing, and police officer selection and training. Current research in Forensic Psychology will also be addressed. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.

PSY 490 Independent Internship

Prerequisites, PSY 101, consent of faculty internship advisor, site internship advisor. Supervised independent experience in an approved setting where psychological services are provided and research is conducted. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

PSY 492 Fieldwork in Psychology

Prerequisites, PSY 101, consent of academic advisor, internship supervisor, chair. Supervised experience in an approved setting where psychological services are provided. Additional meetings, assigned readings, and written evaluations of related readings and the field experience are required. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.

PSY 495 Topics in Applied Psychology

Prerequisite, PSY 101. An examination of selected topics of areas of application of psychological principles and processes. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

PSY 496 Senior Project: Individual Research

Prerequisites, senior standing, psychology major, PSY 101, 203, 204, and either PSY 304 or MATH 403, or equivalents, and consent of instructor supervising student’s research. Satisfaction of the major’s senior project requirement through the development and completion of an independent, innovative investigation in psychological science. The student will design, conduct, analyze, and formally report their study under the supervision of a faculty member. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester). 3 credits.

PSY 497a Senior Thesis

Prerequisites, senior standing, psychology major, PSY 101, 203, 204, or equivalents and departmental approval. Satisfaction of the major’s senior project requirement through the development and quantitative testing of a psychological hypothesis culminating in a thesis. Students will use advanced literature search strategies, evaluate the quality of the literature, analyze data presented in the literature with the use of statistical software, and construct annotated summaries of the literature. In addition to completing directed assignments, students will provide a professional-level presentation of their topic and findings. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 497b Senior Thesis

Prerequisites, senior standing, psychology major, PSY 101, 203, 204, or equivalents and departmental approval. Satisfaction of the major’s senior project requirement through the development and quantitative testing of a psychological hypothesis culminating in a thesis. Students will use advanced literature search strategies, evaluate the quality of the literature, analyze data presented in the literature with the use of statistical software, and construct annotated summaries of the literature. In addition to completing directed assignments, students will provide a professional-level presentation of their topic and findings. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 498 Senior Seminar in Psychological Topics

Prerequisites, senior standing, psychology major, PSY 101, 203, 204, or equivalents with consent of instructor. Satisfaction of the major’s senior project requirement through the comprehensive in-depth review of a psychological topic by locating, analyzing, and interpreting the most important literature related to that topic. In addition to completing directed assignments, students will provide a professional-level presentation of their topic and findings. May be repeated for credit. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.

PSY 499 Individual Research

Prerequisites, PSY 101, consent of instructor, academic advisor, chair, junior or senior standing, psychology major with 3.000 or higher overall GPA. Supervised individual study or research on a special problem or in a selected area of psychology. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Science

SCI 329 Experimental Course

May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 0–3 credits.

Course Descriptions – Software Engineering

SE 300 Software Requirements and Testing

Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students are introduced to the tools and techniques used to elicit, capture, and test software requirements from the perspective of delivering a working software system. In addition to covering standard terminology for software requirements specifications, this course gives an in-depth treatment of formal testing techniques used to ensure software quality and requirement satisfaction. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 310 Software Design

Prerequisite, SE 300. Students gain hands-on experience designing software from a formal set of functional and non-functional software requirements. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.

SE 320 Software Engineering I

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, SE 310. Students apply their theoretical knowledge of the software development lifecycle to a year-long project spanning all facets of the requirements, design, implementation, test, and maintenance processes. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 330 Software Engineering II

Prerequisites, CPSC 350, SE 320. Students will be introduced to software project management concepts such as cost and schedule management, defect tracking, staff rotation, and supporting multiple software releases. This course focuses on the implementation and test of a large software system, culminating in formal acceptance testing and delivery to the customer. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 410 Software Process and Management

Prerequisite, SE 330. Students are exposed to key concepts in software project management such as technical performance metrics, cost estimation, schedule tracking, and tailoring formal software processes to fit individual project requirements. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 420 Formal Methods in Software Engineering

Prerequisite, SE 410. A survey in formal methods in software engineering, including topics such as verification techniques, software mining, and specification languages. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.

SE 480 Software Engineering Seminar

Prerequisite, SE 300. Students are exposed to the latest trends and techniques in software engineering through a weekly seminar series consisting of invited lectures from industry and academia. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1 credit.

SE 498 Software Engineering Capstone Project

Prerequisite, SE 330. Students complete an in-depth, individual, software engineering project in conjunction with a faculty advisor and an industry partner. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.