College of Arts and Sciences

Organic Chemistry

Organic Chemistry is the branch of chemistry in which covalent carbon compounds and their reactions are studied. A wide variety of classes of substances such as drugs, vitamins, plastics, natural and synthetic fibers, as well as carbohydrates, proteins, and fats consist of organic molecules. Organic chemists determine the structures of organic molecules, study their various reactions, and develop procedures for the synthesis of organic compounds.

Organic chemistry has had a profound effect on life in the 20th century: It has improved natural materials and it has synthesized natural and artificial materials that have, in turn, improved health, increased comfort, and added to the convenience of nearly every product manufactured today.

CHEM 3005 Elementary Organic Chemistry

CHEM 3010 Organic Chemistry I - offered in fall semester

CHEM 3020 Organic Chemistry II

CHEM 4210/5210 Chemistry of Polymers - offered every other fall

CHEM 4320/5320 Organic Spectroscopy

CHEM 6210 Advanced Organic Chemistry - offered every other spring