Courses

From general chemistry classroom courses to specialized labs, you can choose from the following courses as you pursue your degree. For the most current information about course offerings at Saint Louis University, please view the academic catalog.

Undergraduate Courses

  • CHEM 0930: Special Topics
  • CHEM 1000: Chemistry and the Environment
  • CHEM 1050: Basic Chemistry
  • CHEM 1060: Intensive Basic Chemistry
  • CHEM 1083: Principles of Chemistry 1 with Laboratory
  • CHEM 1110:  General Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 1115:  General Chemistry 1 Laboratory
  • CHEM 1120: General Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 1125: General Chemistry 2 Laboratory
  • CHEM 1130: General Chemistry 1 for Majors
  • CHEM 1140: General Chemistry 2 for Majors
  • CHEM 1483: Principles of Chemistry 2 with Laboratory
  • CHEM 1930: Special Topics
  • CHEM 2200: Analytical Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 2205: Analytical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
  • CHEM 2410: Organic Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 2415: Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory
  • CHEM 2420: Organic Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 2425: Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory
  • CHEM 2430: Organic Chemistry 1 for Majors
  • CHEM 2435: Organic Chemistry 1 Laboratory for Majors
  • CHEM 2440: Organic Chemistry 2 for Majors
  • CHEM 2445: Organic Chemistry 2 Laboratory for Majors
  • CHEM 2930: Special Topics
  • CHEM 3100: The Chemical Literature
  • CHEM 3330: Physical Chemistry 1
  • CHEM 3340: Physical Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 3345: Physical Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 3600: Principles of Biochemistry
  • CHEM 3890: Introduction to Chemical Literature
  • CHEM 3970: Undergraduate Research
  • CHEM 4200: Analytical Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 4205: Analytical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
  • CHEM 4300: Mathematical Techniques in Chemistry
  • CHEM 4400: Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 4470: Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 4500: Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 4505: Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 4610: Biochemistry 1
  • CHEM 4615: Biochemistry 1 Laboratory
  • CHEM 4620: Biochemistry 2
  • CHEM 4625: Biochemistry 2 Laboratory
  • CHEM 4700: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 4950: Senior Residency
  • CHEM 4980: Advanced Independent Study

Taking Classes Away from SLU

You can take undergraduate courses at other institutions in the summer in preparation for the upcoming year. For instance, you can register to take CHEM 3420 in the fall semester with the intention of taking the prerequisite CHEM 1640 over the summer elsewhere. 

You must take the following steps to take summer classes away from SLU:

  1. Discuss your desire to take a summer class with your academic advisor in the spring before enrolling in the anticipated summer course.
  2. Fill out paperwork with your academic adviser in order to get pre-approval for the course to transfer to SLU. 
  3. Take the course over the summer at the other institution. As soon as the course grade has been entered, you must go to the registrar's office at the second institution and request a transcript be sent to SLU's Office of the Registrar.

Prerequisites are checked two weeks before classes start in the fall. If you have not transferred your summer course that you wish to use as the prerequisite for the fall course to SLU at that time, you will be dropped from the fall course.

Graduate Courses

Graduate students choose courses from two tracks: synthesis and materials chemistry or analytical and physical methods chemistry.

Synthesis and Materials Chemistry

The synthesis and materials chemistry track includes courses in the traditional areas of organic and inorganic chemistry, in addition to multidisciplinary materials synthesis and contemporary techniques of characterization.

  • CHEM 5160: Advanced Synthetic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5400: Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 5440: Bioorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5450: Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5460: Synthetic Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5470: Medicinal Chemistry
  • CHEM 5480: Heterocyclic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5500: Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5550: Organometallic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5560: Solid State Chemistry
  • CHEM 5590: Special Topics - Inorganic
  • CHEM 5800: Nanomaterials
  • CHEM 5850: Polymer Chemistry

Analytical and Physical Methods

The analytical and physical methods track focuses on courses with in-depth discussions of analytical techniques, spectroscopic analysis, and physical and theoretical probing of atomic and molecular structure and chemical processes.

  • CHEM 5150: Statistics for Chemical Research
  • CHEM 5170: Advances in Analysis and Modeling of Chemical Systems
  • CHEM 5200: Analytical Chemistry 2
  • CHEM 5230: Mass Spectrometry
  • CHEM 5250: Bioanalytical Methods
  • CHEM 5260: Analytical Separations
  • CHEM 5270: Electroanalytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 5280: Chemical Sensors
  • CHEM 5290: Special Topics - Analytica
  • CHEM 5330: Advanced Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 5340: Advanced Thermodynamics
  • CHEM 5350: Colloids and Interfacial Chemistry
  • CHEM 5370: Computational Chemistry
  • CHEM 5390: Special Topics - Physical
  • CHEM 5450: Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 5570: Group Theory and Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 5620: Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 5630: Chemical Biology and Biotechnology
  • CHEM 5700: Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 5800: Nanomaterials