Studying chemistry will prepare you for a variety of careers. Many chemists work in industries that produce pharmaceuticals, cleaners, personal care products, plastics and thousands of other materials relied upon for everyday life. Adding a minor in chemistry (24 units) can provide knowledge and skills to augment those of related majors (for example in biology and health science) or provide a level of technical expertise for students pursuing majors across the disciplines.

At CBU, you will learn under professors who are dedicated to their students. Because of the small student:faculty ratio, students get hands-on experience with a variety of modern instrumentation in recently constructed facilities.

Lower Division Requirements

 

A study of inorganic chemical systems including properties of atoms, molecules and ions, composition of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, electronic structure of elements, chemical bonding and molecular geometry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture: 3 units. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Park Building 202
CHE115-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2024 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-D
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A111
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center A110
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM Mission Hall 109

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in General Chemistry I and introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 115. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 T 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 240
CHE115L-I
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 W 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 T 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-K
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-J
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 Th 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-H
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/03/2024 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-G
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-F
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235

A continuation of CHE 115 - General Chemistry I including the study of inorganic chemical systems including liquids and solids, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture (3 units). Prerequisite: CHE 115 and 115L. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE125-A
Suzuki, Satoru
05/06/2024 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM BUS 253
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Building 36 36B
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Mission Hall 124
CHE125-A
Suzuki, Satoru
05/05/2025 TTh 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM TBA

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in CHE 125 - General Chemistry II and continue to introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments, and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115L. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 125. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE125L-A
Suzuki, Satoru
05/06/2024 T 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
09/03/2024 T 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
09/03/2024 F 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 F 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 240
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
01/13/2025 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/13/2025 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE125L-A
Suzuki, Satoru
05/05/2025 T 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM James Complex 236

Upper Division Requirements

 

An integrated mechanistic study of the nomenclature, chemical, and stereochemical properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons. Lecture: 3 units. Lab: 1 unit. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 125 and 125L. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE351-A
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/03/2024 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 202
CHE351-B
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/03/2024 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Park Building 202
CHE351-E
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/03/2024 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 123
CHE351-C
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/03/2024 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 123
CHE351-D
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/03/2024 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Park Building 123
CHE351-A
Hu, Ying
01/13/2025 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

A continuation of Chemistry 351 covering the major aliphatic and aromatic functional groups. Includes an introduction to spectroscopy. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 351. (4 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE352-A
Hu, Ying
09/03/2024 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Building 36 36B
CHE352-C
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/13/2025 Th 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE352-E
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/13/2025 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CHE352-B
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/13/2025 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE352-D
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/13/2025 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM TBA
CHE352-A
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/13/2025 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 109

 

Complete one of the following courses:

A course focused on career readiness and faith integration. To prepare for their post-CBU goals, students will develop their own resume, personal statement, and Linked-In profile, and practice for the interview process. Connections between science and faith will be taught and discussed in areas including the origin of the universe, the origin of life, the complexity of life, and ethics. Prerequisites: CHE 101 and Junior status. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE480-A
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2024 F 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Yeager Center B222

The focus of this class is an independent laboratory research project that the student undertakes under the direction of a faculty member who acts as a research advisor. Content varies from year to year and is determined by both instructor's and students' interests. May be repeated for a maximum of eight (8) units. Prerequisites: CHE 125, 125L, and permission of Department Chair. (1-4 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
CHE490-A
Hu, Ying
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-D
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-E
Suzuki, Satoru
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-G
Tsai, Jones
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-I
Zhou, Huajun A.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-H
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-F
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/03/2024 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-A
Hu, Ying
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-C
Ferko, Thomas E.
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-D
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-E
Suzuki, Satoru
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-F
Tsai, Jones
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC
CHE490-G
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/13/2025 - Instructor OFFC

 

Complete eight (8) additional upper division units in chemistry.