University of Minnesota Duluth
University of Minnesota Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Graduate courses offered by the Chemistry Department for the graduate program in chemistry are listed below. Graduate level courses offered by affiliated programs may also be used as a component of a student's graduate courses.

CHEM 5150: Organic and Stable Isotope Biogeochemistry (3 credits) Production and chemical composition of natural organic matter (OM), diagenesis and catagenesis of OM; stable isotopic.

CHEM 5424: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry I (3 credits) Advanced topics in inorganic chemistry including the following: Applications of Group Theory to inorganic chemistry such as molecular orbital theory and valence bond theory as well as vibrational analysis, organmetallic chemistry including structure and bonding in organometallic compounds, reactions and reaction mechanisms of organometallic compounds, and the application of organometallic compounds as reagents and catalysts in organic synthesis, other advanced aspects of inorganic chemistry, e.g. Bioinorganic Chemistry and Aspects of Material Science.

CHEM 5510: Polymer Chemistry (3 credits) Synthesis, characterization, properties as related to the chemical structure of polymers.

CHEM 5524: Advanced Organic Chemistry I (3 credits) Advanced topics of Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Aspects of Organic Synthesis

CHEM 5624: Advanced Physical Chemistry I (3 credits) Classical and statistical thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, other selected topics in physical chemistry.

CHEM 5650: Computational Chemistry (3 credits) Molecular Mechanics, Quantum Mechanics, semiempirical and ab initio molecular orbital calculations, density functional theory, and selected additional topics in computation chemistry such as biochemical applications, QSAR, and ligand modeling and docking.

CHEM 5714: Applications of Spectroscopy (4 credits) Application of spectroscopic techniques to structure elucidation, including NMR, FTIR, MS, UV-Vis, X-ray, EPR spectroscopy. Includes practical component.

CHEM 5725: Advanced Analytical Chemistry I (3 credits) Intended for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students in chemistry and related fields. Augment basic coursework in wet and instrumental analytical chemistry. Topics include statistical and chemometric methods for experimental design and data analysis, electronics and computers in chemical instrumentation, and selected techniques of instrumental analysis such as mass spectrometry, inductively coupled optical emission spectroscopy and analytical gas chromatography.

CHEM 8184: Seminar (1 credit) Practice in preparation and oral presentation of reports on articles from the literature or on graduate research.

CHEM 8224: Advanced Analytical Chemistry II (4 credits) Advanced treatment of selected methods in analytical chemistry.

CHEM 8424: Advanced Inorganic Chemistry II (4 credits) Discussion of structure, reactions, and bonding in inorganic and organometallic compounds in terms of valence bond, molecular orbital, and ligand field theories.

CHEM 8524: Advanced Organic Chemistry II (4 credits) Advanced treatment of synthetic methods and reaction mechanisms in organic chemistry.

CHEM 8720: Modern Mass Spectrometry (3 credits) Current instrumentation and techniques in mass spectrometry of molecular and atomic species.  Discussion to include ionization techniques, mass analysis methods and detection of gas phase ions in the context of structural and elemental analysis.  Interfacing of mass spectrometers to chromatographic systems is considered.  Gas phase unimolecular and ion-molecule reaction kinetics and energetics are stressed as they relate to the information content observed in the mass spectrum.

CHEM 8750: Special Topics (1-4 credits) Topics not available in standard curriculum.

CHEM 8777: Thesis Credits: Master's (1 or more credits)