Graduate Catalog

2013 – 2014

2012-2013 Graduate Catalog Archive

Office of Graduate Studies and Extended Education
McKelvie Hall, 102 W. Rosedale Avenue
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Phone: 610-436-2943
Fax: 610-436-2763

Revised May 2013


Room 119 Schmucker Science Center II
West Chester University
West Chester, PA 19383
Dr. Frost, Chairperson

Professors [top]

Felix Goodson, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley
Michael Moran, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
John Townsend, Ph.D., Cornell University

Associate Professors

Mahrukh Azam, Ph.D., Seton Hall University
Roger Barth, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Melissa Betz Cichowicz, Ph.D., University of Maryland
Blaise Frost, Ph.D., University of South Dakota
Kurt Kolasinski, Ph.D., Stanford University
Joel Ressner, Ph.D., Lehigh University
Timothy Starn, Ph.D., Indiana University
Karyn M. Usher, Ph.D., Florida State University

Assistant Professors

Monica Joshi, Ph.D., Florida International University
James R. Pruitt, Ph.D., University of California

Programs of Study [top]

There are no programs leading to a graduate degree in chemistry.

Course Descriptions [top]

Symbol: CHE unless otherwise shown. CRL indicates laboratory.

544 Topics in Physical Chemistry (3) Topics of current interest in physical chemistry. Topic announced prior to registration. This course may be taken again for credit.

CRL 572 Experimental Biochemistry II (2) A second-semester laboratory course in biochemistry that stresses the use of advanced analytical instruments to characterize biologically important molecules and to eludicate their mechanism of action.

576 Biochemistry I (3) A two-semester course in biochemistry. The first part shows how the chemistry of amino acids, proteins, enzymes, carbohydrates, lipids, and membranes enables living organisms to perform biological functions. PREREQ: CHE 232 and physical chemistry.

577 Biochemistry II (3) The second part of biochemistry covers the biosynthesis of diverse molecules, DNA structure and function, and molecular physiology, including immunoglobulins, hormones, nutrition, and nerve action. Chemistry will be related to normal and pathological biological functions. PREREQ: CHE 576.

583 Clinical Chemistry Seminar (2) A course emphasizing the recent literature in clinical chemistry. Student lecture presentations and round table discussions are used. PREREQ: CHE 581.