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2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2015-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Chemistry

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Mohammad R. Karim, Ph.D., Department Chair
201 Chemistry Building
(615) 963-5321

Faculty: M. Al-Masum, Y. Beni, W. Boadi, T. Duello, S. Guha, M. Karim, J. Moore, C. Okoro, N. Phambu, T. Siddiquee, K. Vercruysse, M. Whalen, M. Zheng

General Statement: The purpose of the Department of Chemistry is the advancement, interpretation, dissemination, and preservation of chemical concepts and knowledge. Chemistry itself is the science of the nature, composition, and property of material substances, as well as their transformations and interactions. It is thus basic to natural phenomena and modern technology alike. Chemistry is traditionally divided into five major parts: organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, and physical chemistry.

The principal objectives of the Department of Chemistry are (l) to instruct students in the basic principles and techniques of the various branches of chemistry, (2) to educate students and the general public in the importance of chemistry to the quality of the environment and everyday living, and (3) to engage in research and publication of new scientific information.

The Chemistry Department offers undergraduate programs earning B.S. degrees and a graduate program earning an M.S. degree. Four different undergraduate curricula are available to students according to their individual interests. For details of the M.S. in Chemistry, see the Graduate Catalog.

No grade of less than a “C” in any Chemistry course will be accepted as credit toward meeting Departmental requirements and towards graduation.

Accreditation: The teacher certification program in Chemistry is approved by the Tennessee Department of Education. In addition, the teacher certification program of the University is accredited by the National Council on the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). Curriculum 1-Professional Chemistry Curriculum is approved by the American Chemical Society.





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