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Spring 2023 Course Registration FAQs

What Chemistry advanced electives will be offered? 

  • CH 415 – Analytical Chemistry II (prereq: CH 315) Elective for BAs only
  • CH 435 – Introduction to Quantum Chemistry (prereq: CH 431)
  • CH 441 – Forensic Chemistry (prereq: CH 201 or CH 203 and CH 223 or CH 227)
  • CH 495-001 – Computational Chemistry (prereq: at least one semester of physical chemistry or quantum physics / CH 331, 431, 433 or 437 or PY 301 or 401)
  • CH 495-003 – Medicinal Chemistry (prereq: CH 221, 223 or CH 225, 227 and BCH 451) Instructor approval required.

Graduate courses require permission of the instructor to enroll.  The following courses have been approved by the instructor for undergraduate enrollment (as advanced electives):

  • CH 703 – Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II: Applications of Group Theory to Bonding and Spectroscopy (prereq: CH 701)
  • CH 723 – Advanced Organic Chemistry II (prereq: CH 755)
  • CH 732 – Advanced Physical Chemistry in Biological Applications (prereq: CH 431 or CH 433)
  • CH 765 – Chemistry of Materials (prereq: CH 223 or CH 227)
  • CH 795-002 – Chemical Biology (prereq: BCH 351 or 451)

What Chemistry advanced labs will be offered? 

  • CH 442 – Synthesis I (prereq: CH 227; coreq: CH 401)
  • CH 444 – Synthesis II (prereq:CH 442)
  • CH 452 – Measurements I (prereq: CH 315/316 and CH 431; coreq CH 415 and CH 433)

What is an advised elective?  

Courses that are 200 level and above, taken for a grade (exceptions to this include: BIO 181, BIO 183, FL* 1** courses that are not in your language of proficiency).

How do I get my hold released? 

Speak with your academic advisor about getting your hold released.  Academic advisors can only release term advisement holds, please direct questions related to other holds to the appropriate contacts listed in your Student Center.

How do I apply for graduation?

Information on graduation can be found here.

What if I am considering a change in major? 

If you know which academic department you wish to move in to, please reach out to their academic advisors to plan coursework for the upcoming semester.  After meeting with them, reach out to your academic advisor in CH to have your Term Advisement Hold released.  If you are unsure of which major to apply to, the University’s Academic Advising Programs and Services provides walk-in advising to degree-seeking students exploring majors.

Tutoring Resources

  • The Academic Success Center (ASC) provides academic assistance for many 100- and 200- level math, chemistry, and physics courses, as well as writing and speaking support for students.  The ASC also manages the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program which targets historically difficult courses and helps students integrate what to learn with how to learn as they interact with their classmates.
  • The Dennis Wertz Tutorial Center for Chemistry, located in 152 Fox Labs, is a great resource for undergraduate students looking to get assistance in their general or organic chemistry courses. The walk-in center is staffed by peer tutors who can help students understand principles or figure out difficult problems.
  • The department also maintains a list of students who are available to hire for private tutoring.