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B.S. Degree in Chemistry {21-22} - General Chemistry Research-based Lab

Course Code
CHEM 275  Credits
Title General Chemistry Research-based Lab 
Prerequisite This course requires any of these 16 prerequisites MATH 095 - Elementary/Intermediate Algebra MATH 099 - Intermediate Algebra MATH 127 - College Algebra MATH 142 - Pre-Calculus MATH 143 - Trigonometry MATH 210 - Concepts from Discrete Mathematics MATH 227 - Survey of Differential Calculus with Algebra MATH 229 - Topics in Calculus MATH 261 - Calculus I A score of 22 on test ACT Math A score of 50 on test Accuplacer College Level Math A score of 520 on test OLD-SAT Math A score of 520 on test SAT Math Composite A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 127 A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 095 A score of 1 on test Transfer Equivalent to MATH 099  
Lasc Area Goal 2  
Course Outline Course Outline 
Description An investigative-based General Chemistry laboratory course in which students will partner with Howard Hughes Medical Institute to discover bacteria-infecting viruses in an attempt to find new cures for diseases and antibiotic resistance. Students will work in the lab in a research group setting to discover, isolate and purify new bacteriophages from the environment, characterize the chemical environment in which they are found, obtain microscopic images of the phages, and isolate the phage DNA. Focus will be on experimental design, documentation, data interpretation, and laboratory safety.