Andrew Lyon, Ph.D., Dean
Michael Fahy, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Operations, Facilities and Finance
Christopher Kim, Ph.D., Associate Dean of Academic Programs
Elaine Benaksas Schwartz, Ph.D., Assistant Dean of External Relations
Professors: Aharanov, Alpay, Caporaso, de Bruyn, El–Askary, Fahy, Griffin, Jipsen, Kafatos, Kim, Lyon, Moshier, Ortiz–Franco, Piper, Prakash, Radenski, Singh, Tollaksen, Verkhivker, Yang;
Associate Professors: Allali, Bisoffi, Fudge, Funk, Keller, Rakovski, Rowland–Goldsmith, Schwartz, Vajiac, A., Vajiac, M., Wellman, Were, Wright, Zhao;
Assistant Professors: Ahsan, Bonne, Bostean, Buniy, Donyina, Dressel, Dunham, Gartner, Hellberg, LaRue, Leifer, Linstead, MacPherson, Medvedeff, Nayeri, Owens, Sherff, Toto;
Instructors: Chang, German, Goetz, Hsu.
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and Policy
Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Joint Degree Program in Mathematics and Civil Engineering (Chapman University and University of California, Irvine)
Bachelor of Science in Physics
Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering
The Schmid College of Science and Technology prepares students for the complex world of the twenty–first century by challenging students to think critically, to engage in research and to become involved in outreach through clubs and volunteer work. The college offers traditional and interdisciplinary degrees and programs designed for students who aspire to become tomorrow’s scientists, health care providers and leaders in fields related to science and technology. The Schmid College of Science and Technology invites you to join our dynamic community of scholars–teachers and students.
GPA and grade option requirements
Students pursuing any degree in the college must maintain a 2.000 grade point average in the major. All courses in the major must be taken for a letter grade except for those that may only be taken or that have a default grading option of P/NP.
Degree Program Honors
Students must have a major GPA of 3.500 or higher and must have completed a minimum of 120 hours of independent research. Completion of independent research includes the completion of a scientific paper in the relevant scientific field, oral presentation to the faculty, poster presentation at the Chapman University Student Research Day and a vote by the appropriate faculty group that the research, paper and presentations were of sufficient quality to merit honors. Additional degree program honor requirements, if they exist, are listed under the degree program description.
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 or IB test scores may waive one course or more of the following: BIOL 204, CHEM 140/140L, MATH 110, PHYS 107. (Note, however, that these courses may need to be taken at a college/university to fulfill the requirements for medical school and/or other graduate programs.)
requirements (42 credits)
General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Introduction to Molecular Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

Biostatistics 
3 

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

Biochemistry I–BioMolecules, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism 
3 

Physical Biochemistry, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Molecular Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
electives (9–12 credits)
three of the following
Introduction to Bioinformatics 
3 

Analytical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Bioengineering and Biotechnology 
3 

General Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Immunology 
3 

Physical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Medicinal Chemistry 
3 

Analytical Chemistry II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Microbiology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Advanced Organic Chemistry 
3 

BioMedical Informatics 
3 

Computational Biochemistry 
3 

Cell Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
science requirements (14 credits)
General Physics for the Life Sciences I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

General Physics for the Life Sciences II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 
total credits 

65–68 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
*PHYS 101/101L and PHYS 102/102L may be substituted for PHYS 107 and PHYS 108.
exit exam requirement
All majors will take a standardized exit exam on the Saturday after fall break or 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 one, two or four.
Option one: Successful completion of undergraduate research experience in between junior and senior year funded by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Chapman SURF or other national research agency that sponsors undergraduate research. The research experience must be at least eight 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 end of semester of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the University student research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
Option two: 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 three credits of BCHM 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 end of semester of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the University student research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
Option three: Successful completion of a significant review of the literature. The student must register for two credits of BCHM 491 or 499 in the fall semester senior year to begin work on this project and one 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 at the end of the semester of the senior year. Students will give an oral presentation of their paper to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of fall and spring semester in their senior year.
Option four: 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 BCHM 491 or 499 for a minimum of three credits over two 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 University student research day. The report is due on end of semester 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 University student research day. Students will give an oral presentation of their research to the biochemistry and molecular biology faculty at the end of fall and spring semester in their senior year.
Students graduating with a B.S. in Biological Sciences, will earn program honors at graduation by meeting the program honors criteria, in addition students must complete BIOL 494 Senior Research: Data Analysis and Presentation with a grade of "C" or better. Students must complete 67 credits total to graduate.
biology core (8 credits)
From Molecules to Cells: Evolution of Life on Earth (Gen Biol I), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
science core (32 credits)
General Physics for the Life Sciences I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

General Physics for the Life Sciences II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

Computer Science I 
3 

Biostatistics 
3 
area of study requirements (24 credits)
Complete all the requirements within one of the areas of study listed below. 16 credits must be lecture/lab combinations. 21 credits must be upper–division (300 or above). 
24 
capstone course (3 credits)
Capstone Course for Biological Sciences Majors (grade of C or better required) 
3 
total credits 

67 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Biological Sciences.
molecular biology area of study (24 credits)
three of the following (11–12 credits)
Introduction to Molecular Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Introduction to Bioinformatics 
3 

General Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Microbiology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Molecular Genetics, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Cell Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Biochemistry I–Biomolecules, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

FSN 530/530L 
Food Microbiology/Food Microbiology Lab 
3,1 
one course from each of the other areas of study (6–8 credits)

course from anatomy and physiology area of study 
3–4 

course from ecology and evolution area of study 
3–4 
select one or two additional courses from any area of study (4–8 credits)

4–8 
anatomy and physiology area of study (24 credits)
three of the following (9–11 credits)
Human Anatomy, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Immunology 
3 

Physiology of Drugs 
3 

Human Physiology Part A 
3 

Human Physiology Part B, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology 
3 

Developmental Biology 
3 
one course from each of the other areas of study (6–8 credits)

course from molecular biology area of study 
3–4 

course from ecology and evolution area of study 
3–4 
select one or two additional courses from any area of study (4–8 credits)

4–8 
ecology and evolution area of study (24 credits)
three of the following (12 credits)
Plant Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecosystem Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Animal Behavior, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ornithology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Marine Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
one course from each of the other areas of study (6–8 credits)

course from molecular biology area of study 
3–4 

course from anatomy and physiology area of study 
3–4 
select one or two additional courses from any area of study (4–8 credits)

4–8 
*these courses may be waived with the appropriate test scores, as noted below:
PHYS 107 – Minimum score of five on IB Physics HL waives students from this class. MATH 110 – Minimum score of four on AP Calculus AB or five on MATH HL exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC students from MATH 110 and 111. MATH 111 – Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC exam waives students from this class. Minimum score of four on AP Calculus BC waives students from MATH 110 and 111. CHEM 140/140L – Minimum score of four on AP Chemistry or five on IB Chemistry HL exam waives students from this class. BIOL 204 – Minimum score of four on AP Biology or IB Biology HL exam waives students from this class. CPSC 230 – Minimum score of four on AP Computer Science waives students from this class. 
introductory courses (8 credits)
General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 
cognate courses (17 credits)
General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I 
3,1 

General Physics II/Lab–General Physics II 
3,1 

Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 
chemistry foundation courses (20 credits)
Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

Inorganic Chemistry 
4 

Analytical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Physical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
chemistry in–depth courses (13–15 credits)
Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

Analytical Chemistry II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Physical Chemistry II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 

Individual Study 
1–3 
electives (9 credits)
Students must take a minimum of nine graded credits, six credits must be CHEM courses. Electives beyond nine graded credits may be taken P/NP. Note that professional programs may require graded courses. 
Linear Algebra 
3 

Atmospheric Chemistry 
3 

Aquatic Chemistry 
3 

Environmental Geochemistry 
3 

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism 
3 

Medicinal Chemistry 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Advanced Organic Chemistry 
3 

Computational Biochemistry 
3 

Quantum Mechanics 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 

FSN 501/502 
Food Chemistry/Food Chemistry Lab 
3,1 
total credits 

67–69 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Chemistry.
exit exam requirement
All majors will take a standardized exit exam on the Saturday after fall break or spring break in their 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 one, two or four.
Option one: Successful completion of undergraduate research experience in between junior and senior year funded by the National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society, Chapman SURF or other national research agency that sponsors undergraduate research. The research experience must be at least eight 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 end of semester of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the University student research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
Option two: 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 three 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 end of semester of the senior year and present this research in poster format at the University student research day. Students will also give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
Option three: Successful completion of a significant review of the literature. The student must register for two credits of CHEM 491 or 499 in the fall semester senior year to begin work on this project and one credit in the spring semester of the 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 at the end of the semester of the senior year. The review will be graded. Students will give an oral presentation of their paper to the chemistry faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
Option four: 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 491 or 499 for a minimum of three credits over two 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 end of semester 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 University student research day. Students will give an oral presentation of their research to the chemistry faculty at the end of fall and spring semesters in their senior year.
2016–17 is the final year to declare the major Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems. This degree is being replaced by the Bachelor of Science in Data Analytics.
lower–division requirements (27 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Principles of Microeconomics 
3 

Principles of Macroeconomics 
3 

Introduction to Statistics 
3 

Introduction to Financial Accounting 
3 

Introduction to Managerial Accounting 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 
upper–division requirements (27 credits)
Management of Organizations 
3 

Business and Professional Ethics 
3 

Financial Management 
3 

Software Design 
3 

The Software Development Lifecycle 
3 

Production and Operations Management 
3 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Data Communications and Computer Networks 
3 

Database Management 
3 
electives (9 credits)

Three upper–division courses in computer science or software engineering 
9 
total credits 

63 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Computer Information Systems.
lower–division core requirements (27 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 

Computer Systems and Assembly Language Programming 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 
general science requirement (8 credits)
A two–semester sequence of laboratory natural science courses. One of these courses may be used to satisfy the natural science inquiry General Education requirement. 
8 
upper–division requirements (25 credits)
Digital Logic Design I/Lab–Digital Logic Design I 
3,1 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Computer Architecture I 
3 

Data Communications and Computer Networks 
3 

Programming Languages 
3 

Operating Systems 
3 

Compiler Construction 
3 

Database Management 
3 
electives (12 credits)
Students, in consultation with and approval of the computer science advising committee, will design individual elective programs to suit their academic goals. Electives may be satisfied by any of the following courses, at least three of which must be upper–division courses: 
Discrete Mathematics II 
3 

Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 
3 

Software Requirements and Testing 
3 

Software Design 
3 

The Software Development Lifecycle 
3 

Computer Architecture II 
3 

Human Computer Interaction 
3 

Android Application Development 
3 

iOS Application Development 
3 

Computer Graphics 
3 

Digital Logic Design II 
3 

Topics in Computer Science 
3 

Artificial Intelligence 
3 

Introduction to Data Science 
3 

Algorithm Analysis 
3 

Computational Economics 
3 

High Performance Computing 
3 

Network Implementation and Security 
3 

Integrated Circuit Design I 
3 

Integrated Circuit Design II 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–6 

Senior Project 
3 

Individual Study 
3 


Upper–division mathematics course 

total credits 

72 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Plans for B.S. in Computer Science.
For students interested in embedded systems (ES) and those interested in graduate studies in ES, the department strongly recommends the following courses: MATH 251, CPSC 366, 465, 466, 498. 
lower–division requirements (27 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Principles of Microeconomics 
3 

Introduction to Statistics 
3 

Introduction to Business Analytics 
3 

Introduction to Financial Accounting 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 

Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 
3 
upper–division requirements (27 credits)
Statistical Models in Business Analytics 
3 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Data Communication and Computer Networks 
3 

Human Computer Interaction 
3 

Topics in Computer Science (Data Visualization) 
3 

Introduction to Data Science 
3 

CPSC 393 
Machine Learning 
3 
Database Systems 
3 

Applied Business Analytics 
3 
electives (9 credits)
three of the following
Biostatistics 
3 

Geographic Information Systems/Geographic Information Systems Lab 
3, 1 

Android Application Development 
3 

iOS Application Development 
3 

Computer Graphics 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Artificial Intelligence 
3 

Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics 
3 

Computational Economics 
3 

BioMedical Informatics 
3 

High Performance Computing 


Econometrics 
3 

Web Engineering 
3 

Special Topics in Management Science (Applied Analytics and Decision Making) 
3 
total credits 

63 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Data Analytics.
All students must complete required coursework in six competency areas for a total of 48–49 credits (32–33 lower–division and 16 upper–division credits). The competency areas include quantitative foundations, science foundations, environmental science and policy, data acquisition and analysis, systems approach to decision making and communication. Students then select to concentrate in one of three areas of study: ecology, earth systems or environmental policy. Students must complete 9–12 credits in their selected area of study and 3–4 credits in each of the other areas of study (for a total of 15–20 credits).
Students must complete at least 21 upper–division credits in the major at Chapman University to earn a degree in environmental science and policy. Transferability of credits from other institutions will be determined at the discretion of the program director.
quantitative competency (6 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Introduction to Statistics 
3 
science competency (16 credits)
General Physics for the Life Sciences I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
environmental science and policy competency (16–17 credits)
requirements
Introduction to Environmental Science 
3 

Introduction to Environmental Policy 
3 

Seminar Series 
1 

Environmental Politics and Policy 
3 

Public Policy Process 
3 
one of the following
Physical Geology/Physical Geology Laboratory 
3,1 

Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change 
3 
data acquisition, analysis and display (4 credits)
Geographic Information Systems/Geographic Information Systems Lab 
3,1 
systems approach to environmental decision making (3 credits)
Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow 
3 
effective communication and service learning (3 credits)
Environmental Problem Solving: Senior Capstone and Seminar 
3 
area of study requirements (15–20 credits)
Complete all the requirements within one of the following areas of study 
15–20 
total credits 

63–69 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Environmental Science and Policy.
ecology area of study (15–20 credits)
three of the following (9–12 credits)
Plant Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecosystem Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Animal Behavior, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Marine Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 
select two additional courses (6–8 credits)*
one course from each of the other areas of study

course from other area of study 
3–4 

course from other area of study 
3–4 
earth systems area of study (15–20 credits)
three of the following (9–12 credits)
Environmental Geology 
3 

Earth System Science 
3 

Atmospheric Chemistry 
3 

Aquatic Chemistry 
3 

Environmental Geochemistry 
3 

Environmental Hydrology 
3 

Remote Sensing of the Environment 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 
select two additional courses (6–8 credits)*
one course from each of the other areas of study

course from other area of study 
3–4 

course from other area of study 
3–4 
environmental policy area of study (15–20 credits)
three of the following (9–12 credits)
U. S. Environmental History 
3 

Environmental Ethics 
3 

International Law, International Organization, and World Order 
3 

Philosophy of Science 
3 

Political Economy 
3 

Society and the Environment 
3 

Environmental Law 
3 

Environmental Rhetoric 
3 

Special Topics in Public Policy 
3 

Environmental and Natural Resources Economics 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 
select two additional courses (6–8 credits)*
one course from each of the other areas of study

course from other area of study 
3–4 

course from other area of study 
3–4 
*No double counting of courses. The selection of ENV 490 or 491 will be applied to the appropriate track based on the faculty advisor's home department or the description of the internship. 
Students with sufficient high school background or appropriate AP, IB test scores may waive BIOL 205, CHEM 140/140L, ENV 101, MATH 110 and/or PHYS 107. 
requirements (39 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
3 

Real Analysis 
3 

Modern Algebra 
3 
one of the following
Complex Analysis 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 
general science requirement (8 credits)
A two–semester sequence of laboratory natural science courses. One of these courses may be used to satisfy the natural science inquiry General Education requirement. 
8 
electives (12 credits)
Students, in consultation with and approval from the mathematics advising committee, will design individual elective programs to suit their academic goals. Mathematics electives may be satisfied by any of the following courses, at least two of which must be upper–division courses: 
Foundations of Geometry 
3 

Scientific Computing I 
3 

Discrete Mathematics II 
3 

Number Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Special Topics in Mathematics 
3 

Introduction to Differential Geometry 
3 

Topology 
3 

Complex Analysis 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 

Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–6 

Individual Study 
½–6 


Any upper–division computer science course. 

total credits 

59 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Mathematics.
For students interested in pure mathematics, especially those interested in pursuing a graduate degree, the program strongly recommends the following courses: MATH 260, 440 and 451. 
For students interested in careers or further study in applied mathematics or computational science, the program strongly recommends the following courses: MATH 251, 361, 451 and 454. 
For students preparing to become mathematics teachers, the program strongly recommends the following courses: MATH 208, 260 and 280. 
The Chapman University/University of California, Irvine (UCI) joint degree program in Mathematics and Civil Engineering combines the strengths of a top tier comprehensive university, nationally recognized for its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching, with those of a major research institution in a carefully designed dual bachelor's degree program.
Students will complete their first three years of study in the personalized academic environment at Chapman and their last two years at UCI's Henry Samueli School of Engineering with the facilities and distinguished faculty of that renowned engineering program. While at Chapman students will major in mathematics. The mathematics majors will complete UCI's civil engineering program.
Students will receive two degrees: B.S. in Mathematics and B.S. in Civil Engineering.
Chapman students need to complete the first three years of the appropriate program of study with an overall GPA of 3.200 or higher to participate in the joint degree program for admission to UCI. See the core curriculum requirements for mathematics/civil engineering. At the completion of the five–year program, graduates will receive two bachelor's degrees, one from each university.
Chapman students must apply for admission to UCI in November prior to the fall quarter they will be full–time students at UCI. Before enrolling in their first course at UCI, students need to meet with a UCI advisor.
Some courses need to be completed during summer session at Chapman, UCI or through UCI's University Extension (UNEX) program (see course requirements). Chapman students must meet University of California residence requirements to be classified as a resident for fee tuition purposes.
Students should adhere to the program of core and general education courses as outlined in the course requirements. The general education program needs to be equivalent to an IGETC program. In addition, students will be required to complete UCI's upper–division writing requirement after matriculation to UCI.
major requirements
(To be completed in addition to appropriate basic subjects, general education and common requirements. See appropriate section of the undergraduate catalog for specifics.) 
mathematics at Chapman
Introduction to Environmental Science 
3 

General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I 
3,1 

General Physics II/Lab–General Physics II 
3,1 

Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory (recommended) 
3,1 

Principles of Microeconomics 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Scientific Computing I 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
3 

Real Analysis 
3 

Modern Algebra 
3 
one of the following
Complex Analysis 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 
electives (6 credits)
Electives may be satisfied by any of the following courses, at least one of which must be an upper–division course. 
Foundations of Geometry 
3 

Discrete Mathematics II 
3 

Number Theory 
3 

Special Topics in Mathematics 
3 

Introduction to Differential Geometry 
3 

Topology 
3 

Complex Analysis 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 

Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments 
3 
three courses taken during summer session at UCI (11 credits)
ENGR CEE 30 
Statics 
4 
ENGR CEE 80 
Dynamics 
4 
ENGR CEE 81A 
CAD 
3 
See University of California, Irvine catalog for the fourth and fifth year classes in engineering.
core requirements (32 credits)
General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I 
3,1 

General Physics II/Lab–General Physics II 
3,1 

Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Scientific Computation I 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 
physics requirements (30 credits)
General Physics III 
3 

Mathematical Methods in Physics 
3 

Mechanics I 
3 

Mechanics II 
3 

Electricity and Magnetism I 
3 

Electricity and Magnetism II 
3 

Thermodynamics I 
3 

Thermodynamics II 
3 

Quantum Mechanics 
3 

Quantum Mechanics II 
3 
electives (minimum 6 credits required)
Cosmology 
3 

Quantum Information Science 
3 

Physical Chemistry I, Lecture and laboratory 
4 

Special Topics in Physics 
3 

Introduction to Differential Geometry 
3 

Complex Analysis 
3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 

Individual Study 
1–3 
total credits 

68 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Physics.
lower–division requirements (27 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Introduction to Statistics 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 

Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 
3 
upper–division requirements (33 credits)
Software Requirements and Testing 
3 

Software Design 
3 

The Software Development Lifecycle 
3 

Software Qualification and Delivery 
3 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Programming Languages 
3 

Human Computer Interaction 
3 

Technical Writing 
3 

Operating Systems 
3 

Database Management 
3 

Software Engineering Capstone Project 
3 
seminar requirement (1 credit)
Software Engineering Seminar 
1 
electives (9 credits)
Students, in consultation with and approval from the software engineering advising committee, will design individual elective programs to suit their academic goals. Software engineering electives may be satisfied by any of the following courses. 
Digital Logic Design I/Lab–Digital Logic Design I 
3,1 

Computer Architecture I 
3 

Android Application Development 
3 

iOS Application Development 
3 

Artificial Intelligence 
3 

Introduction to Data Science 
3 

Compiler Construction 
3 

Algorithm Analysis 
3 

Software Process and Management 
3 

Formal Methods in Software Engineering 
3 
total credits 

70 
Program Learning Outcomes and Educational Effectiveness Evaluation Plans for B.S. in Software Engineering.
The program strongly recommends the following general education course for natural science inquiry: PHYS 101 and for social Inquiry: ECON 200.
4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/Master of Science in Computational and Data Sciences
Students completing undergraduate science degrees are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain a M.S. in Computational and Data Sciences degree. Computational science is an interdisciplinary field in which computers and mathematics are used to model and simulate biological and physical processes found in the natural world. This graduate degree consists of four areas of study: bioinformatics and computational biology, analytics and applied mathematics, computational economics and earth system science. For specific criteria, refer to the Schmid College of Science and Technology website.
4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/Master of Science in Economic Systems Design
Students completing undergraduate science degrees are eligible to complete an additional year of study to complete the M.S. in Economic Systems Design. Students study the design, development, testing and implementation of economic institutions and how they operate. The master’s degree prepares students to undertake the scientific process of understanding and developing systems of exchange and incentive. For specific eligibility criteria for this program, refer to the Economic Science Institute website.
4 + 1 Integrated Undergraduate/Master of Science in Food Science
Students completing undergraduate degrees in biochemistry and molecular biology, biological sciences, chemistry and health sciences are eligible to complete an additional year of study to obtain the M.S. in Food Science degree. Food science is a multidisciplinary program that applies scientific concepts to the understanding of the properties of food. Food scientists apply scientific principles to the processing, packaging, preservation, storage, evaluation and utilization of food. For specific eligibility criteria for this program, refer to the Schmid College of Science and Technology website.
For programs listed above, graduate courses used to satisfy undergraduate degree requirements, may also satisfy up to 12 credits of graduate coursework and may be double–counted towards both bachelor's and master's degrees.
The Minor in Analytics provides students with an introduction to data intensive decision making using modern statistical techniques and technological tools that are common across a broad set of disciplines including business, technology, mathematics and the sciences.
Requirements
lower–division requirements (9 credits)
Introduction to Business Analytics 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 
one of the following
Introduction to Statistics 
3 

Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences 
3 

Introductory Business Statistics 
3 
upper–division requirements (9 credits)
MGSC 310** 
Statistical Models in Business Analytics 
3 
Introduction to Data Science 
3 

Applied Business Analytics 
3 
upper–division electives (6 credits)
Introduction to Bioinformatics 
3 

Biostatistics 
3 

Enterprise Data Management 
3 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Advanced Experimental Design and Statistics 
3 

Database Management 
3 

BioMedical Informatics 
3 

Econometrics 
3 
total credits 

24 
*Mathematics majors may cover this requirement with MATH 361. Biological Science majors may cover this requirement with MATH 303.
**Economics majors may cover this requirement with ECON 452.
A Minor in Chemistry requires a minimum of 23 graded credits selected from the following list, 12 of which may not be duplicated by the major or any other minor. In addition, a minimum of 12 credits must be at the upper–division level (a course number 300 or higher) and at least seven of the upper–division credits must be completed at Chapman University. Many upper–division electives have prerequisites and students are encouraged to consider these requirements when selecting courses for this minor.
Upon completion of the minor core chemistry courses, at least two elective courses of three or more credits must be taken. Students may satisfy the elective requirement by taking two courses from electives group A or by taking one course from each of electives groups A and B. Courses from the electives lists that are required for the student's major do not count towards the chemistry minor.
core chemistry courses (16 credits)
General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

General Chemistry II/General Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 

Organic Chemistry I/Organic Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 

Organic Chemistry II/Organic Chemistry II Laboratory 
3,1 
electives group A (4 or more credits)
at least one of the following
Inorganic Chemistry 
4 

Analytical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Physical Chemistry I, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
electives group B (3–4 credits)
at most one of the following
Atmospheric Chemistry 
3 

Aquatic Chemistry 
3 

Environmental Geochemistry 
3 

Biochemistry I: BioMolecules, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Biochemistry II: BioMetabolism 
3 

Medicinal Chemistry 
3 

Analytical Chemistry II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Advanced Organic Chemistry 
3 

Physical Chemistry II, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
total credits 

23–24 
A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
lower–division requirements (18 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 
upper–division electives (9 credits)
Introduction to Bioinformatics 
3 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Database Management 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 
total credits 

27 
A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
lower–division requirements (15 credits)
Computer Science I 
3 

Computer Science II 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 

Computer Systems and Assembly Language Programming 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 
electives (9 credits)
three of the following
Software Design 
3 

The Software Development Lifecycle 
3 

Digital Logic Design I/ Lab–Digital Logic Design I 
3,1 

Data Structures and Algorithms 
3 

Computer Architecture I 
3 

Data Communications and Computer Networks 
3 

Programming Languages 
3 

Human Computer Interaction 
3 

Computer Graphics 
3 

Topics in Computer Science 
3 

Operating Systems 
3 

Artificial Intelligence 
3 

Compiler Construction 
3 

Algorithm Analysis 
3 

Database Management 
3 

Computational Economics 
3 

High Performance Computing 
3 

Network Implementation and Security 
3 
total credits 

24 
A Minor in Environmental Science requires a minimum of 22 credits selected from the following list, 12 of which may not be duplicated by the major or any other minor. In addition, a minimum of 12 credits must be at the upper–division level. Many upper–division electives have prerequisites and students are encouraged to consider these requirements when selecting courses for this minor.
requirements (6 credits)
Introduction to Environmental Science 
3 
one of the following
Introduction to Environmental Policy 
3 

Introduction to Hazards and Global and Environmental Change 
3 
science lab electives (4 credits)
one of the following
Physical Geology/Physical Geology Laboratory 
3,1 

Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Darwin and the Galapagos (travel course) 
4 
upper–division electives (minimum of 12 credits)
Plant Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Environmental Geology 
3 

Geographic Information Systems/Geographic Information Systems Lab 
3,1 

Ecosystem Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Earth System Science 
3 

Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Atmospheric Chemistry 
3 

Aquatic Chemistry 
3 

Environmental Geochemistry 
3 

Environmental Problem Solving: Energy and Matter Flow 
3 

Animal Behavior, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Marine Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Remote Sensing of the Environment 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Student–Faculty Research/Creative Activity 
1–3 
total credits 

22 
A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
lower–division requirements (12 credits)
Computer Science I 
3 

Visual Programming 
3 

Introduction to the Game Industry 
3 

Level Design I 
3 
upper–division requirements (6 credits)
Game Development 
3 

Collaborative Game Development 
3 
electives (6–7 credits)
two of the following, at least one of which must be upper–division.
General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I 
3,1 

3D Computer Graphics I 
3 

Mechanics of Motion 
3 

2D Computer Graphics 
3 

Storytelling in Digital Arts 
3 

Social and Ethical Issues in Computing 
3 

3D Computer Graphics II 
3 

Digital Illustration 
3 

Level Design II 
3 

Production and Operations Management 
3 

Data Communication and Computer Networks 
3 

Computer Graphics 
3 

Artificial Intelligence 
3 
total credits 

24–25 
A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
requirements (18 credits)
Single Variable Calculus I 
3 

Single Variable Calculus II 
3 

Multivariable Calculus 
3 

Linear Algebra 
3 

Discrete Mathematics I 
3 

Differential Equations 
3 
electives (9 credits)
three of the following, at least two of which must be upper–division.
Foundations of Geometry 
3 

Discrete Mathematics II 
3 

Number Theory 
3 

Computational Mathematics Tools 
3 

Probability Theory 
3 

Mathematical Statistics 
3 

Special Topics in Mathematics 
3 

Introduction to Abstract Algebra 
3 

Introduction to Differential Geometry 
3 

Topology 
3 

Real Analysis 
3 

Complex Analysis 
3 

Numerical Analysis 
3 

Modern Algebra 
3 

Economic Systems Design I: Principles and Experiments 
3 
total credits 

27 
The Minor in Nutrition requires at least 21 credits of which at least twelve must be upper–division.
prerequisites (6–8 credits)
one of the following (3–4 credits)
Chemistry for Health 
3 

General Chemistry I/General Chemistry I Laboratory 
3,1 
one of the following (3–4 credits)
Human Physiology in Health and Disease 
3 

Principles of Physiology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Human Physiology Part B, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Human Physiology Part B, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
requirements (12 credits)
Introduction to Food Science 
3 

Nutrition for Life 
3 

International Nutrition: The World Food Crisis 
3 

Advanced Nutrition and Metabolism 
3 
electives (9 credits)
Community Nutrition 
3 

Nutrition and Human Performance 
3 

Lifecycle Nutrition 
3 

Medicinal Chemistry 
3 

FSN 431 
Special Topics in Nutrition 
3 
Medical Nutrition Therapy 
3 

Independent Internship 
1–3 

Individual Study 
1–3 
total credits 
(excluding prerequisites) 
21 
A Minor in Organismal Biology is a concentrated study of organisms and the relationship they form with each other and their environment. Students learn theoretical information and lab techniques to study organisms and these relationships. A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
requirements (8 credits)
Evolution and Diversity of Multicellular Organisms (Gen Biol II), Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
elective courses (12 credits)
select any combination of courses
Plant Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ecosystem Ecology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Animal Behavior, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Ornithology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 

Marine Biology, Lecture and Laboratory 
4 
total credits 

20 
A minimum of nine credits must be upper–division.
requirements (17 credits)
General Physics I/Lab–General Physics I 
3,1 

General Physics II/Lab–General Physics II 
3,1 

General Physics III 
3 

Modern Physics 
3 

Mathematical Methods in Physics 
3 
three of the following (9–10 credits)
Mechanics I 
3 

Mechanics II 
3 

Astronomy and Cosmology 
3 

Digital Logic Design I/Lab–Digital Logic Design I 
3,1 

Special Topics in Physics 
3 

Electricity and Magnetism I 
3 

Electricity and Magnetism II 
3 

Thermodynamics I 
3 

Thermodynamics II 
3 

Quantum Mechanics 
3 

Quantum Mechanics II 
3 
total credits 

26–27 
*By petition PHYS 107 and PHYS 108 may be substituted for PHYS 101/101L and PHYS 102/102L.
(Same as BIOL 208.)
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, BCHM 208, 208L. 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.
(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Biochemistry is 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). This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
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.
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.
(Same as BIOL 401.)
Prerequisites, BCHM 208, 335, PHYS 108, 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
(Same as BIOL 436.)
Prerequisites, BCHM 335, and BIOL 208, or BCHM 208. Biochemical and Molecular Virology examines virus to host cell interactions and virus genetics in relation to infection, cell entry, replication and disease. This knowledge is further used to understand the application of viruses in biotechnology, biochemical research and medical therapeutics. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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 computeraided 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 as needed.) 3 credits.
P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Supervised independent research/study in biochemistry and molecular biology. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
For nonscience 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.
For nonmajors only. Principles of genetics applied to the human population. Lecture. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
(Same as PHYS 145.) 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 as needed.) 3 credits.
(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.
Evolution of fungi, plants, and animals (invertebrates and vertebrates); including development, anatomy, physiology, and ecology. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.
For nonscience 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.
(Same as BCHM 208.) Prerequisite, BIOL 204, 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $100. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.
(Same as HSK 210.)
Prerequisite, BIOL 204. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
Prerequisites, BIO 208, 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.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205. Ecosystem ecology focuses on the flow of energy and materials through the living (e.g., plants, animals and microbes) and nonliving (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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
(Offered as needed.) 0–4 credits.
Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 208, CHEM 230, 230L. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
Prerequisites, BIOL 204, CHEM 230, 230L. Upperdivision biology students are exposed to a broad overview of immunology. Cellmediated 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.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205, or consent of instructor. The biology of birds: a survey of avian diversity, evolution, systematics, behavior and conservation. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
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.
(Same as HSK 365.)
(Same as HSK 366.)
(Same as BCHM 401.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, BCHM 335. This course is intended for upper level undergraduate students who are interested in biomedical topics. Building on the student’s knowledge of cell biology, molecular biology, genetics, and physiology, the discussion will begin with the process of cell transformation and continue on to the mechanisms of uncontrolled cell division, the interactions between tumor cells and the (micro)environment, and the “renegade behavior” of cancer cells in metastasis. These principal stages of cancer will be emphasized by discussing the molecular pathways underlying signal transduction, cellular energetics, inflammation, and angiogenesis. The course also offers some insight into more clinical aspects of cancer, including diagnosis, prognosis, therapy, and prediction to therapeutic intervention. Lecture. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, BIOL 204. Anatomy and function of the human central nervous system with emphasis on sensory and motor pathways. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, BIOL 204. 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.
Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 208, CHEM 230, 230L. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $75. (Offered every semester.) 4 credits.
(Same as BCHM 436.) Prerequisites, BIOL 208, BCHM 335. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.
(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.
Prerequisite, BIOL 205. Systematics, ecology, distribution of marine organisms. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
Prerequisites, BIOL 204, 208, CHEM 230, 230L. An approach to cell biology considering ultrastructure, cell's extracellular matrix, cellular physiology, including signal transduction between extracellular environment and cellular structure. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. Fee: $100. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A workshopstyle 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 twopage proposal to the faculty of biological sciences during the preceding fall semester. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisites, MATH 303, biological sciences major, senior standing, consent of instructor. A seminar course will be run according to the NSFsponsored 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 fall semester.) 3 credits.
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.
A course for nonscience 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 oxygencontaining organic compounds we drink, taste and 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 polymers). Lecture. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
CHEM 103 provides a survey of the basic concepts of general, organic, and biochemistry. CHEM 103 is for the nonscience major and satisfies the general education science requirement. CHEM 103 is not for students needing to take CHEM 140, General Chemistry I. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
A course for nonscience majors. The goal of this course is to provide nonscience 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.
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.
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.
Corequisite, CHEM 140. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry I. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credits.
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.
Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 140L. Corequisite, CHEM 150. Laboratory component taken with General Chemistry II. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.
(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L, Corequisite, CHEM 230L or previous credit for CHEM 230L. Characteristic alkane, alkene, alkyl halide, and alcohol compounds are discussed with reference to theories, nomenclature, principle reactions, preparations, and spectroscopy. Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 150, 150L. Corequisite, CHEM 230. Lab component for CHEM 230. Fee: $75. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.
For nonscience 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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, freshman, or sophomore standing only and consent of instructor. For students who wish to pursue a special area of study not included in the curriculum. To enroll in individual study and research, students must complete the individual study and research form (available from the Office of the University Registrar) and obtain the signatures of the department chair of the course and course instructor. Students should spend 40 to 50 hours in instruction and research for each credit of individual study. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 140, 150, or consent of instructor. Fundamental concepts of inorganic chemistry, emphasis on atomic and molecular structure. Periodic table, chemical bonds, chemical reactions explained in terms of fundamental atomic and molecular structure, descriptive chemistry. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 4 credits.
Prerequisite, CHEM 150. Gravimetric, volumetric and introductory instrumental analysis techniques and related theory with particular emphasis on the statistical analysis of data, sample collection, and sample preparation. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
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 spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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 as needed.) 3 credits.
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 nearsurface, lowtemperature 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.
(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331L, or previous credit for 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. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 230, 230L. Corequisite, CHEM 331, or consent of instructor. CHEM 331L is the laboratory course for second semester organic chemistry. Experimental work will include organic syntheses and spectroscopic analysis of reaction products. Fee: $75. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credit.
Prerequisites, PHYS 102, MATH 111, CHEM 150. Quantum mechanics, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, and photochemistry. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
Prerequisites, CHEM 331, 340. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.
(Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, CHEM 331. Many molecules have symmetry that can be leveraged in order to predict relevant physical information of the molecule. In this course, students will learn how to take advantage of this symmetry to understand the energies, bonds, and spectra of molecules. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CHEM 340. Thermodynamics, thermochemistry, reaction kinetics, liquid and gaseous states, reaction equilibrium, phase equilibrium, surface chemistry, electrochemistry, statistical mechanics. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, CHEM 340, or PHYS 451. The interaction of light with matter is one of the most important experimental probes for studying atomic and molecular structure. In this course, students will learn how to use quantum mechanics and spectroscopy to explore and build a better understanding of the microscopic world. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
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.) ½–4 credits.
Students are introduced to problemsolving methods and algorithm development through an interactive and easytolearn programming language, Python. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 230, or equivalent. This course is a comprehensive study of objectoriented computing with a mainstream programming language, Java. The course introduces the principal features of the language with a focus on objectoriented development, code reuse, and large program structure. The course also covers advance topics such as concurrency and graphical user interfaces. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 230. 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 every semester.) 3 credits.
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 every semester.) 3 credits.
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.
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.
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.
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 every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, freshman, or sophomore standing only and consent of instructor. For students who wish to pursue a special area of study not included in the curriculum. To enroll in individual study and research, students must complete the individual study and research form (available from the Office of the University Registrar) and obtain the signatures of the department chair of the course and course instructor. Students should spend 40 to 50 hours in instruction and research for each credit of individual study. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 230, or 236. CPSC 308 is an introductory course on data management, with emphasis on database systems for organizations. Students will learn the fundamentals of data storage and retrieval, gaining handson experience with the Structured Query Language (SQL) and a contemporary relational database management system. Students will also be exposed to advances in NoSQL technologies, which provide alternative storage mechanisms for noisy and unstructured data. Students majoring in Computer Science, Software Engineering, or Computer Information Systems may not use CPSC 308 to fulfill major requirements. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
(Same as PHYS 340.)
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.
(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.
(Same as PHYS 330L.) Prerequisite, MATH 250. Corequisite, CPSC 330. Laboratory component of CPSC 330. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.
Prerequisites, CPSC 244, and CPSC 231, or 236. Game Development covers programming techniques for writing a broad range of computer video games including 2D arcade style, isometric, 3D and networked games. Students will learn to program with a professional game development engine. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 244. Students learn to create interactive simulation software through the use and programming of professional game design software with a focus on 3D rendering and advanced AI Scripting. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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.
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 tradeoffs. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, CPSC 351. Topics include the design and analysis of instruction set processors, memory management, multiprocessors, and networks. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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.) 3 credits.
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 in semesterlong projects that involve individually chosen programming languages and applications. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Students study the foundations of humaninteraction, with emphasis on usercentered design methodologies. Topics such as usability, human factors, user studies, and multimodel 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.
Prerequisite, CPSC 231. An introduction to app development using the Android operating system and development kit. Students will learn the fundamentals of mobile embedded programming and apply their skills to implement nontrivial projects on target hardware such as smart phones and tablets. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 231. An introduction to app development using the iOS operating system and Swift. Students will learn the fundamentals of mobile embedded programming and apply their skills to implement nontrivial projects on target hardware such as ipads, iphones, and watches. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 350. The fundamental concepts of graphics software, hardware, and standards are examined. The course gives special emphasis to threedimensional graphics and provides an introduction to graphical user interfaces. (Offered interterm, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 350. The course emphasizes the major principles of operating system design and the interrelationship between the operating system and the hardware. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, CPSC 230. This course provides a survey of algorithms, tools, and techniques for computing with Big Data. Students will be exposed to fundamental concepts in data mining, machine learning, and information retrieval systems, with special emphasis on statistical techniques for data visualization and analysis. Recent advances in high performance computing, such as mapreduce, will be presented in the context of Big Data. Students will apply data mining algorithms to data sets from biology, chemistry, social media, and industry. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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 objectoriented compiler. Students engage on semesterlong 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.
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.
Prerequisites, CPSC 236, 350. 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 clientserver environment using SQL as the query language. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
(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.
(Same as BIOL 437, CS 635.)
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.
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.
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.
Prerequisites, CPSC 350, 408. Students explore the principles and techniques for developing and managing web applications using HTML5, CSS and JavaScript, as well as other web development frameworks such as Ruby on Rails. Students will acquire skills to develop, install, configure, customize, optimize, and troubleshoot web applications. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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.
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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
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 environmental science and policy majors and minors. Lecture. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
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 and minors. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
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.
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 problemssolving and an introduction to some of the tools and techniques used by geologists today. Lecture, laboratory. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Corequisite, ENV 111. Lab component to ENV 111. (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.
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 Biogeochemical 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 spring semester.) 3 credits.
Faculty consent required. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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.) 1 credit.
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.
Environmental Science and Policy experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. As a lowerdivision course, this course is not intended to count as an elective towards the different Areas of Study (Ecology, Earth Systems or Policy) within the Environmental Science and Policy degree. 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.) 0–4 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, freshman, or sophomore standing only and consent of instructor. For students who wish to pursue a special area of study not included in the curriculum. To enroll in individual study and research, students must complete the individual study and research form (available from the Office of the University Registrar) and obtain the signatures of the department chair of the course and course instructor. Students should spend 40 to 50 hours in instruction and research for each credit of individual study. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
Prerequisite, ENV 111, 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 spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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 spring semester.) 3 credits.
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 spring semester.) 1 credit.
Prerequisites, ENV 111, 111L, or 112. Earth system science explores the connections between the lithosphere, hydrosphere, cryosphere and atmosphere. This course will investigate short and longterm changes in earth systems using a variety of seismological, meteorological and environmental monitoring networks using both quantitative and qualitative approaches to better understand geophysics and earth processes. Lecture. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
Environmental Science and Policy experimental courses are designed to offer additional opportunities to explore areas and subjects of special interest. Depending on topic, course will count towards different Areas of Study (Ecology, Earth Systems or Policy) within the Environmental Science and Policy degree. 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.) ½–4 credits.
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.
(Same as POSC 374.)
(Same as POSC 375.)
Prerequisites, ENV 101, and ENV 111/111L, or 112. 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.
Prerequisites, ENV 111, 111L, or 112. Students are introduced how to utilize remotely sensed data to its full potential and how to extract useful information from satellite data. The main emphasis of this course is to shed the light on the physical principals of remote sensing and how to apply to different application topics like remote sensing of vegetation, water, soils, minerals, geomorphology and urban landscaping. Image processing techniques and data manipulation will be also introduced to this class. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, ENV 310, 330, 374. Interdisciplinary exploration of the scientific, social and economic issues associated with a specific local environmental problem. Students from the three areas of study (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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. For juniors or seniors. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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.
Make better dietary choices and dispel misconceptions by exploring the science of nutrition. Discussions will center on facts and fictions about nutrients and diets, health foods, and processed foods. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisites, FSN 200, and CHEM 103, or 140, and HSK 112, or BIOL 211, or BIOL 366, or HSK 366. An indepth look at the digestion, absorption, metabolism, storage, excretion, and interrelationships of nutrients. Nutritional biochemistry and metabolism as it relates to establishment of nutrient requirements, markers of nutritional deficiency or excess, gene expression and chronic diseases. Advances the investigative approach to scientific concepts in nutrient metabolism. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, FSN 303. 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 socioeconomic conditions. The legislative process, health care insurance industry, and domestic food assistance programs will also be covered. (Offered spring semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, FSN 303. Designed to provide an indepth view of nutrition, metabolism, and human performance. Ergogenic aids, blood doping, 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 causeandeffect relationships of human nutrition. Lecture. (Offered every year.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, FSN 303. 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 every year.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, FSN 303. 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 every year.) 3 credits.
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.
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.
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 every semester.) 3 nondegree credits.
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, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions. The course meets for 4 hours per week. P/NP. (Offered every semester.) 3 nondegree credits.
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.
Prerequisite, MATH 099, or equivalent. The course will explore a range of practical mathematical topics including financial management, logic, and probability. Problem solving is a main focus of the course. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 099, or equivalent. In this course, students study the mathematical theory of continuous change with emphasis on using the theory to analyze real world phenomena. The key ideas have to do with how quantities (prices changes, for example) relate to their rate of change (inflation). Study includes sequences, limits, theory and interpretation of differentiation and integration, and the key linking idea: The Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. Applications include marginal analysis, optimization, modeling by differential equations. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 104, or equivalent. Students study single variable functions, limits and continuity, differentiation, applications of derivatives (approximations, curve plotting, related rates, optimization), antiderivatives, the definite integral and applications. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 110. Further techniques and applications of integration, transcendental functions, analytic geometry in two dimensions, polar coordinates, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 099. The course introduces students to the underlying theory and current practice of cryptography with a strong emphasis on the necessary mathematical and computations ideas that provide fundamental building blocks for a meeting strong cryptographic standards. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 099, or equivalent. Students study the design of experiments, descriptive statistics, analysis of data, parametric and nonparametric 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.
Prerequisite, MATH 099, 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 main objective of this course is to provide students with a solid understanding of the history, development, and philosophical significance of Geometry in the context of its rigorous mathematical foundations. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, MATH 111. Students study vector spaces, linear transformations, matrices, determinants, eigenvalues and eigenvectors. (Offered every semester.) 3 credits.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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 upperdivision 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.
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.
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 as needed.) 3 credits.
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.
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 every semester.) 3 credits.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, freshman, or sophomore standing only and consent of instructor. For students who wish to pursue a special area of study not included in the curriculum. To enroll in individual study and research, students must complete the individual study and research form (available from the Office of the University Registrar) and obtain the signatures of the department chair of the course and course instructor. Students should spend 40 to 50 hours in instruction and research for each credit of individual study. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, MATH 110. Chronological study of the development of mathematics. Emphasis on the solution of selected mathematical problems associated with historical periods. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 211. This course covers firstorder 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.
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.
Prerequisite, MATH 360. This course introduces the fundamental concepts in statistics. Topics include modes of convergence, maximum likelihood, UMVUE, RaoKramer theorem, sufficiency and completeness, LehmannScheffe 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.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
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 errorcorrecting codes, and cryptography. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. (Offered as needed.) ½–6 credits.
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.
Prerequisite, MATH 210. A course in advanced calculus and real analysis. Properties of the real number system, sequences and series of real numbers, the HeineBorel and BolzanoWeierstrass Theorems, continuity and uniform continuity, sequences, and series of functions. (Offered fall semester, alternate years.) 3 credits.
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.
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.
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.
(Same as ECON 464.)
(Same as PHYS 450.)
(Same as ECON 481.)
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. P/NP. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–6 credits.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
Prerequisites, B average in mathematics courses, consent of instructor. Independent research/study in many different aspects of mathematics, from algebra and analysis to applied mathematics. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) ½–6 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 110. Corequisite, PHYS 101L. Students study mechanics, wave motion, and heat. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
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.
Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102L. Students study electricity, magnetism, light, introduction to atomic structure. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisites, PHYS 101, MATH 111. Corequisite, PHYS 102. This is the lab component for PHYS 102. (Offered spring semester.) 1 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 110. 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 premedical preparation. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered fall semester.) 4 credits.
Prerequisite, MATH 111. 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. This course includes a lecture and required laboratory component held at different times. (Offered spring semester.) 4 credits.
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 nonscientists. The course will also discuss the relationship of physics to the arts and creative processes and science fiction. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
(Same as BIOL 145.)
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.
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, spinorbit interaction, atomic spectra, uncertainty principle, exclusion principle, Zeeman effect, binding, nuclear reactions. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
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.
(Same as CPSC 220, MATH 220.) Prerequisites, CPSC 230, 231. This exampledriven course introduces computation as a tool for scientific exploration. Topics include manuscript preparation with LaTeX and Jupyter, testdriven development, numerical methods with arrays/dataframes, and symbolic computation. Modern languages like Python and MATLAB are emphasized, along with brief introductions to Julia, Sage, and Mathematica. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
(Same as CPSC 330.)
(Same as CPSC 330L.)
(Same as CPSC 320.) Prerequisites, MATH 211, CPSC 230. This multidisciplinary course introduces the study of finitedimensional collections of quantum bits. Using the circuit model of quantum computation, the course illustrates concrete algorithms that show an advantage over classical methods, including those discovered by DeutchJosza, Simon, Grover, and Shor, along with basic error correction. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, PHYS 202, or consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit (Offered as needed.) ½–3 credits.
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.
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.
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.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 1–3 credits.
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.
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.
(Same as MATH 470.) Prerequisite, MATH 211. This course explores the mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum theory. Exemplar experiments motivate discussion throughout, including quantum interference, EPRBell nonlocality, delayed choice experiments, interactionfree measurement, and geometric phases. Topics include operational quantum theory, ontological models, and interpretations of quantum theory. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
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.
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 timeindependent and timedependent 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.
Prerequisite, consent of instructor. Students engage in independent, facultymentored scholarly research/creative activity in their discipline which develops fundamentally novel knowledge, content, and/or data. Topics or projects are chosen after discussions between student and instructor who agree upon objective and scope. P/NP or letter grade option with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Offered every semester.) 1–3 credits.
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.
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.
May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 0–3 credits.
This 1credit seminar is intended for students who intend to apply to researchbased Ph.D. graduate programs in the natural or applied sciences during the fall semester. It will cover best practices and include targeted assignments to help students craft their graduate school and fellowship applications for maximum success, including:  Identifying your desired subfield  Narrowing down your search  Contacting potential Ph.D. mentors  Drafting personal statements  Seeking letters of recommendation  Making your final decision (Offered fall semester.) 1 credit.
Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Corequisite, SE 310. 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 indepth treatment of formal testing techniques used to ensure software quality and requirement satisfaction. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, CPSC 231. Corequisite, SE 300. Students gain handson experience designing software from a formal set of functional and nonfunctional software requirements. (Offered fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisites, CPSC 350, SE 300, 310. Students apply their theoretical knowledge of the software development lifecycle to a yearlong project spanning all facets of the requirements, design, implementation, test, and maintenance processes. (Offered spring semester.) 3 credits.
Software engineering 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.) ½–4 credits.
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 fall semester.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, determined by topic being offered. Advanced topics in the theory and practice of the software development lifecycle. Topics may include opensource software development, automated software engineering, empirical software engineering, and case studies of specific code ecosystems. May be repeated for credit. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.
Prerequisite, SE 310. 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.
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.
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.
Prerequisite, SE 330. Students complete an indepth, individual, software engineering project in conjunction with a faculty advisor and an industry partner. (Offered as needed.) 3 credits.