Chair: Marisa Buzzeo (Professor)

Assistant Chair: Rachel Narehood Austin (Professor)

Professors: Rachel Narehood Austin, Marisa Buzzeo, Dina Merrer, Christian Rojas

Assistant Professors: Michael Campbell, Andrew Crowther, Christina Vizcarra

Term Assistant Professor: Subhasish Chatterjee, Jonelle White

Senior Lecturer: Meenakshi Rao, Jean Vadakkan

Senior Associate Laboratory Director: SuQing Liu

Laboratory Instructional Support Specialists: Craig Allen, Grace Lee, Judith Kamm

Director of General Chemistry Laboratories: SuQing Liu

Director of Organic Chemistry Laboratories: Meenakshi Rao (Senior Lecturer)

Laboratory and Facilities Administrator: Maisha Rahman

Requirements for the Major

Two majors are offered by the department: Chemistry and Biochemistry. There is also a special track within chemistry for students 
who are interested in pursuing graduate study in chemical engineering

A student interested in chemistry or biochemistry should consult any member of the department during her first year. In the first year they should take CHEM BC2001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I, CHEM BC3328 INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB, and CHEM BC3230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC and start or continue the study of calculus.

In addition to required coursework, research experience is strongly recommended and may begin as early as the sophomore year. Interested students should consult with individual faculty members about research opportunities.

Rising seniors making good progress towards the degree may be invited by the faculty to participate in the senior honors thesis program in which students carry out a year-long research project leading to a thesis. Students who do not perform thesis research will satisfy the senior capstone requirement by taking a single semester of research their senior year.

Chemistry

The courses required for the chemistry major are:

Core
CHEM BC2001GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5
CHEM BC3328
 - CHEM BC3230
INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC
5.5
CHEM BC3231ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LEC3
CHEM BC3333MODERN TECH-ORGANIC CHEM LAB3
CHEM BC3242QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS3
CHEM BC3338QUANTITATVE-INSTRMNTL TECH-LAB3
CHEM BC3253QUANTUM CHEMISTRY3
CHEM BC3252THERMODYNAMICS-KINETICS3
CHEM BC3348Advanced Spectroscopy, Measurement, and Analysis Laboratory3
CHEM BC3271INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM BC3358Advanced Chemical Synthesis and Reactivity Laboratory5
MATH UN1101CALCULUS I *3
MATH UN1102CALCULUS II3
or MATH UN1201 CALCULUS III
PHYS BC2001
 - PHYS BC2002
MECHANICS - LECTURE LAB
and ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM-LEC LAB
9
Elective
Select one of the following:
METHODS, APPLCTNS PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ORGANOMETALLIC CHEMISTRY
Senior Requirement
Select one of the following:
Senior Honors Thesis:
SENIOR HONORS THESIS
and SENIOR HONORS THESIS SEM (by invitation of the department)
Guided Research at Barnard or Columbia:
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
Elsewhere:
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
Recommended
*

For Class 2021 and beyond:

  1. Two semesters of math taken at college
  2. Completion of Calculus through Calculus II.

Further mathematics experience is always encouraged strongly for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

Students having advanced placement credit for one or two semesters of calculus may fulfill the two-semester requirement with additional mathematics, statistics, or computer science courses. Any calculus-based statistics course is acceptable.  Also, many computer science courses are acceptable (e.g., COMS W1004 Intro to Programming in Java , COMS W3101 Program Languages (Python), ENV BC3050 Working with Big Data), although COMS W1002 Computing in Context is not. 

For the major in Chemistry, at least 61.5 credits are required (46.5 credits in chemistry + 6.0 in math + 9.0 in physics).
 

A list of major requirements, several possible course sequences, and information about the senior requirement can be obtained from any member of the department.

Biochemistry

The courses required for the biochemistry major are:

Core
CHEM BC2001GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5
CHEM BC3328
 - CHEM BC3230
INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC
5.5
CHEM BC3231ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LEC3
CHEM BC3333MODERN TECH-ORGANIC CHEM LAB3
CHEM BC3242QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS3
CHEM BC3338QUANTITATVE-INSTRMNTL TECH-LAB3
CHEM BC3253QUANTUM CHEMISTRY3
MATH UN1101CALCULUS I *3
MATH UN1102CALCULUS II3
or MATH UN1201 CALCULUS III
PHYS BC2001
 - PHYS BC2002
MECHANICS - LECTURE LAB
and ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM-LEC LAB
9
BIOL BC1502
 - BIOL BC1503
INTRO CELL AND MOLECULAR BIOL
and INTRO LAB CELLULAR&MOLEC BIO
5.5
CHEM BC3282BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY3
CHEM BC3283BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY II3
CHEM BC3355BIOCHEMISTRY LAB TECHNIQUES5
Elective
An elective course from the following list:
INORGANIC CHEMISTRY
ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
THERMODYNAMICS-KINETICS
METHODS, APPLCTNS PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Advanced Spectroscopy, Measurement, and Analysis Laboratory
Advanced Chemical Synthesis and Reactivity Laboratory
Senior Requirement
Select one of the following:
Senior Honors Thesis:
SENIOR HONORS THESIS
and SENIOR HONORS THESIS SEM (by invitation of the department)
Guided Research at Barnard or Columbia:
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
Elsewhere:
PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY
Recommended:
*

For Class of 2020 and before:

1)Two Semesters of math taken at college, including Cal. I or either II or III is required.

For Class of 2021 and beyond:

1) Two Semesters of math taken at college

2) Completion of Calculus through Calculus II.

Further mathematics experience is always encouraged strongly for Chemistry and Biochemistry majors.

Students having advanced placement credit for one or two semesters of calculus will fulfill this requirement with additional mathematics, statistics, or computer science courses.

For the major in Biochemistry, at least 63.5 credits are required (43.5 credits in chemistry + 5.0 in biology + 6.0 in math + 9.0 in physics).
 

A list of major requirements, including possible elective courses, and information about the senior requirement may be obtained from any member of the department.

Chemical Engineering 4+1 

The courses required for the chemical engineering 4+1 program are:

CHEM BC2001GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5.00
CHEM BC3230ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC3.00
CHEM BC3328INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB2.50
CHEM BC3231ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LEC3.00
CHEM BC3333MODERN TECH-ORGANIC CHEM LAB3.00
CHEM BC3242QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS3.00
CHEM BC3338QUANTITATVE-INSTRMNTL TECH-LAB3.00
CHEM BC3253QUANTUM CHEMISTRY3.00
CHEM BC3348Advanced Spectroscopy, Measurement, and Analysis Laboratory3.00
CHEN E4230REACTOR KINETICS/REACTOR DESGN3.00
CHEN E3810CHEM ENG & APPLIED CHEM LAB3.00
PHYS BC2001MECHANICS - LECTURE LAB4.50
PHYS BC2002ELECTRICITY&MAGNETISM-LEC LAB4.50
MATH UN1101CALCULUS I3.00
MATH UN1102CALCULUS II3.00
MATH UN2030ORDINARY DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS3.00
APMA E2000MULTV. CALC. FOR ENGI & APP SCI4.00

Requirements for the Minor

Courses required for the Chemistry minor are:

CHEM BC2001GENERAL CHEMISTRY I5
CHEM BC3328INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB2.5
CHEM BC3230ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC3
CHEM BC3231ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LEC3
CHEM BC3333MODERN TECH-ORGANIC CHEM LAB3
CHEM BC3338QUANTITATVE-INSTRMNTL TECH-LAB3
Select one of the following:3-3.5
CHEM BC3232Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM BC3242QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS3
CHEM BC3252THERMODYNAMICS-KINETICS3
CHEM BC3271INORGANIC CHEMISTRY3
CHEM BC3282BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY3

Students whose major requires in excess of 40 points, including CHEM BC2001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I, CHEM BC3328 INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB, and/or CHEM BC3230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC, may count up to two of these courses towards the Chemistry minor with a petition from the Chemistry Department Chair.  There is no minor in Biochemistry.

Transfer students who took CHEM BC2001 General Chemistry I and II at another institution can complete the minor by taking any one of the following courses on the list EXCEPT CHEM BC3232, which is not an acceptable course for students who have already had a two semester sequence of introductory chemistry elsewhere. 

CHEM BC1003 CHEMICAL PROBLEM SOLVING. 1.00 point.

Prerequisites: Barnard students only. Permission of instructor required.
Corequisites: CHEM BC2001
BC1003 Chemical Problem Solving is designed to help students develop strong chemical problem solving skills and succeed in CHEM BC2001, General Chemistry lecture and lab. Students enrolled in General Chemistry are not required to take Chemical Problem Solving but may elect to. Please contact the instructor regarding this choice. Co-requisite: CHEM BC2001

CHEM BC1004 Special Topics in Chemistry. 0.50 points.

CHEM BC1004 Special Topics in Chemistry is designed to give students the opportunity to explore their interests in chemistry while simultaneously taking CHEM BC2001, General Chemistry lecture and lab. Only students currently enrolled in CHEM BC2001 are eligible to take the course and students must select one of the FIVE topics. The topics included are: MONDAY Chemistry and Racism, TUESDAY The Chemistry of Color, WEDNESDAY The Chemistry of Covid-19, THURSDAY An Introduction to Chemical Engineering, FRIDAY The Chemistry of Lead. Students who have previously taken CHEM BC2001 may enroll with special permission of the instructor but priority will be given to current CHEM BC2001 students

CHEM BC1050 THE JAZZ OF CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

The contribution of chemistry to everyday life is immense. The applications of chemistry in medicine, petrochemicals, cosmetics, and fertilizers are readily apparent. However, the knowledge and applications of chemistry come in handy in many other fascinating fields, some of which may be less than obvious. Examples of areas in which chemistry plays a key role include forensic science; art restoration and forgery detection; and flavors and fragrances in food, beverages and other consumer products. The goal of this course is to provide insights and spur discussion of several areas and applications of chemistry, while gaining hands-on experience in techniques used in these fields

Spring 2024: CHEM BC1050
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 1050 001/00338 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
327 Milbank Hall
Meenakshi Rao 3.00 22/20

CHEM BC2001 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I. 5.00 points.

Students enrolled in CHEM BC2001 must also register for a section of,CHEM BC2012.

Corequisites: CHEM BC2012
Atoms; elements and compounds; gases; solutions; equilibrium; acid-base, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction reactions; thermochemistry. Laboratory one day a week. Laboratory experience with both qualitative and quantitative techniques. Counts towards Lab Science Requirement

Fall 2023: CHEM BC2001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2001 001/00559 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
202 Altschul Hall
Rachel Austin 5.00 74/75
CHEM 2001 002/00560 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
504 Diana Center
Marisa Buzzeo 5.00 61/65
CHEM 2001 003/00561 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
Ll002 Milstein Center
Michael Campbell 5.00 80/80

CHEM BC2012 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB. 0.00 points.

Corequisites: CHEM BC2001
Corequisite: CHEM BC2001. Required laboratory section for BC2001x General Chemistry. All students enrolled in BC2001x must also be enrolled in one section of BC2012

Fall 2023: CHEM BC2012
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2012 001/00564 M 8:30am - 9:30am
805 Altschul Hall
Suqing Liu, Marina Orman 0.00 27/26
CHEM 2012 001/00564 M 9:30am - 12:20pm
813 Altschul Hall
Suqing Liu, Marina Orman 0.00 27/26
CHEM 2012 002/00565 M 1:30pm - 2:10pm
805 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 0.00 26/26
CHEM 2012 002/00565 M 2:10pm - 5:00pm
813 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 0.00 26/26
CHEM 2012 003/00566 T 1:30pm - 2:10pm
805 Altschul Hall
Jean Vadakkan, Bu Fei 0.00 23/26
CHEM 2012 003/00566 T 2:00pm - 5:00pm
813 Altschul Hall
Jean Vadakkan, Bu Fei 0.00 23/26
CHEM 2012 004/00571 W 8:30am - 9:30am
805 Altschul Hall
Grace Lee, Craig Allen 0.00 28/26
CHEM 2012 004/00571 W 9:30am - 12:20pm
813 Altschul Hall
Grace Lee, Craig Allen 0.00 28/26
CHEM 2012 005/00567 W 1:30pm - 2:10pm
805 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Marina Orman 0.00 30/28
CHEM 2012 005/00567 W 2:10pm - 5:00pm
813 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Marina Orman 0.00 30/28
CHEM 2012 006/00568 Th 1:30pm - 2:10pm
805 Altschul Hall
Grace Lee, Bu Fei 0.00 28/26
CHEM 2012 006/00568 Th 2:10pm - 5:00pm
813 Altschul Hall
Grace Lee, Bu Fei 0.00 28/26
CHEM 2012 007/00569 F 8:30am - 9:30am
805 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Craig Allen 0.00 27/26
CHEM 2012 007/00569 F 9:30am - 12:20pm
813 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Craig Allen 0.00 27/26
CHEM 2012 008/00570 F 1:30pm - 2:10pm
805 Altschul Hall
Bu Fei 0.00 27/26
CHEM 2012 008/00570 F 2:10pm - 5:00pm
813 Altschul Hall
Bu Fei 0.00 27/26

CHEM BC2900 Research Methods Seminar. 1 point.

Instructor's Permission Required

Prerequisites: Students must be sophomores with a strong interest in pursuing research in the biological or chemical sciences

Skills to facilitate into biology and chemistry research. Students will learn to think and work like scientists and to identify, apply for and gain entry to research lab groups. Focus on writing and oral presentation skills. Additional readings and discussions on laboratory safety, women in science, and scientific ethics.

CHEM BC3000 Integrated Chemistry Laboratory. 2.00-3.00 points.

This course is designed to provide hands-on chemical training to reinforce laboratory techniques learned remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Experiments will integrate topics and techniques from analytical, organic, physical, and biological chemistry. The course is open to students of varying class years, and thus experiments will be tailored to the individuals’ completed coursework

CHEM BC3230 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I-LEC. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC2001 or equivalent. Credit will not be given for any course below the 3000 level after completing CHEM BC3230 or its equivalent. Lecture: MWF: 10:00 - 10:50 AM
Corequisites: With lab, counts towards Lab Science requirement.
Prerequisites: CHEM BC2001 or equivalent. Credit will not be given for any course below the 3000 level after completing CHEM BC3230 or its equivalent. Corequisites: With lab, counts towards Lab Science requirement. Atomic and molecular structure; stereochemistry of organic molecules; introduction to organic reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3230
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3230 001/00271 M W F 10:00am - 10:50am
202 Altschul Hall
Christian Rojas 3.00 219/225

CHEM BC3231 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II-LEC. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3230. Lecture: MWF 10:00-10:50. Extension of concepts from Organic Chemistry I to conjugated systems; chemistry of the carbonyl group; NMR and IR spectroscopy; bioorganic chemistry

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3231
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3231 001/00574 M W F 10:00am - 10:50am
202 Altschul Hall
Dina Merrer 3.00 142/160

CHEM BC3232 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry I. Optional parallel laboratory work: CHEM BC3338. CHEM C1404 is not an acceptable equivalent for CHEM BC3232; students who have taken even a single semester of organic chemistry will not receive subsequent credit for C1404. Lecture: MWF 10:00-10:50.
Prerequisites: CHEM BC2001. This course explores the periodic table in ways that deepen appreciation of the chemistry of the elements. It extends tools introduced in general chemistry with a particular focus on the rich and varied chemistry of the transition metal elements. Requiring only general chemistry, this course is open to students with interests in the role that metal ions play in biology, biochemistry, neuroscience and environmental science

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3232
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3232 001/00270 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
Ll002 Milstein Center
Rachel Austin 3.00 65/80

CHEM BC3242 QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3231, MATH UN1101, and permission of instructor. Survey of topics appropriate for a student majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, including examinations of uncertainty analysis and data processing, use of basic laboratory equipment, complex equilibria (pH, solubility, etc.), advanced solution chemistry and chemical activity, and the theoretical foundations of modern techniques in electrochemistry, chromatography and analytical experimental techniques

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3242
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3242 001/00269 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
530 Altschul Hall
Rachel Austin 3.00 37/40

CHEM BC3252 THERMODYNAMICS-KINETICS. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3231, PHYS BC2001, PHYS BC 2002, MATH UN1102 or MATH UN1201. Introduction to the laws of thermodynamics; application primarily to ideal systems. Free energy and equilibrium. Kinetics: rate laws and mechanisms, experimental techniques

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3252
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3252 001/00272 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
318 Milbank Hall
Marisa Buzzeo 3.00 7/20

CHEM BC3253 QUANTUM CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: 2 semesters of calculus-based introductory physics, Calculus II, BC3242 Quantitative Analysis, or permission of instructor. Exact and approximate solutions to the Schrodinger equation. The structure of atoms and molecules. Chemical bonding and spectroscopy. Computer-based molecular modeling

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3253
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3253 001/00575 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
805 Altschul Hall
Marisa Buzzeo 3.00 18/30

CHEM BC3254 METHODS, APPLCTNS PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3253) CHEM BC3253 or permission of instructor. Lecture: MWF 11:00-11:50.
Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3253) CHEM BC3253 or permission of instructor. Lecture: MWF 11:00-11:50. Advanced topics in physical chemistry, including statistical mechanics, reaction dynamics, materials science, catalysis, and nanotechnology. Particular emphasis will be placed on topics related to climate and energy

CHEM BC3271 INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3231 or Permission of Instructor. Structure, bonding and spectroscopy in inorganic compounds: applications of group theory to chemistry; ligand field theory; vibrational and electronic spectroscopy of transition metal complexes; selected topics from coordination chemistry, organometallics, bioinorganic chemistry, solid state and materials chemistry, mineralogy, and biogeochemistry

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3271
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3271 001/00273 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
530 Altschul Hall
Michael Campbell 3.00 35/40

CHEM BC3272 ADVANCED INORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3271 Inorganic Chemistry
Prerequisites: CHEM BC3271 Inorganic Chemistry This course combines builds on the foundation developed in Inorganic Chemistry (CHEM BC3271) and applies inorganic chemical concepts and techniques to specific applications. A particular focus will be on understanding the roles of the transition metals in biological systems

CHEM BC3280 ADVANCED ORGANIC CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry.
Prerequisites: One year of organic chemistry. Survey of topics in structural, mechanistic, and synthetic organic chemistry, including molecular orbital treatment of structure, bonding, and chemical reactivity; elucidation of organic reaction mechanisms; pericyclic reactions; stereoelectronic effects; reactive intermediates; asymmetric reactions; and natural product total synthesis

CHEM BC3282 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3230) and (CHEM BC3231) BIOL BC1502. Introduction to biochemical building blocks, macromolecules, and metabolism. Structures of amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. Protein structure and folding. Enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, allostery. Membranes and biosignaling. Catabolism and anabolism with emphasis on chemical intermediates, metabolic energy, catalysis by specific enzymes, regulation

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3282
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3282 001/00576 T Th 11:40am - 12:55pm
903 Altschul Hall
Rebecca Donegan 3.00 48/48
Spring 2024: CHEM BC3282
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3282 001/00274 W F 11:40am - 12:55pm
903 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso 3.00 44/40

CHEM BC3283 BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY II. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3282 or equivalent. Advanced topics in the field of biochemistry, including enzyme mechanisms, pharmaceutical drug design, and disease therapies. Emphasis will be placed on discussion of current scientific literature

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3283
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3283 001/00275 M W 10:10am - 11:25am
325 Milbank Hall
Christina Vizcarra 3.00 14/25

CHEM BC3284 CURRENT TOPICS BIOCHEMISTRY. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3282 and CHEM BC3355 or instructor approval. This course is designed to expose students to a range of current research topics in the field of biochemistry and develop their ability to understand and evaluate primary scientific literature. The first half of the course will focus on current research on fundamental biochemistry systems and processes; the second half will addres biomedicinal application and advances

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3284
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3284 001/00580 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
912 Milstein Center
Christina Vizcarra 3.00 6/15

CHEM BC3328 INTRO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY-LAB. 2.50 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC2001) General Chemistry I with lab.
Corequisites: CHEM BC3230
Prerequisites: (CHEM BC2001) General Chemistry I with lab. Corequisites: CHEM BC3230 Basic techniques of experimental organic chemistry. Principles and methods of separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Selected organic reactions

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3328
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3328 001/00581 Th 8:30am - 9:30am
530 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 5/20
CHEM 3328 001/00581 Th 9:30am - 12:20pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 5/20
Spring 2024: CHEM BC3328
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3328 001/00282 M 1:10pm - 2:00pm
530 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 21/23
CHEM 3328 001/00282 M 2:00pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 21/23
CHEM 3328 002/00284 T 1:10pm - 2:00pm
805 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 002/00284 T 2:00pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 003/00339 W 1:10pm - 2:00pm
530 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 24/23
CHEM 3328 003/00339 W 2:00pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 24/23
CHEM 3328 004/00340 Th 1:10pm - 2:00pm
202 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 004/00340 Th 2:00pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 005/00341 F 1:10pm - 2:00pm
805 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 24/23
CHEM 3328 005/00341 F 2:00pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 24/23
CHEM 3328 006/00342 T 8:30am - 9:30am
805 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 006/00342 T 9:30am - 12:50pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 23/23
CHEM 3328 007/00343 Th 8:30am - 9:30am
805 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 19/23
CHEM 3328 007/00343 Th 9:30am - 12:50pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao 2.50 19/23

CHEM BC3333 MODERN TECH-ORGANIC CHEM LAB. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3328) or (CHEM BC3230) CHEM BC3328 with a grade of C- or better and CHEM BC3230.
Corequisites: CHEM BC3231,CHEM BC3334
Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3328) or (CHEM BC3230) CHEM BC3328 with a grade of C- or better and CHEM BC3230. Corequisites: CHEM BC3231,CHEM BC3334 Advanced experimental organic techniques and introduction to qualitative and quantitative organic analysis. Emphasis on instrumental and chromatographic methods. Selected reactions. Students enrolling in this course must register for CHEM BC3334x

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3333
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3333 001/00577 M 1:10pm - 2:10pm
530 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Craig Allen 3.00 13/14
CHEM 3333 001/00577 M 2:10pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Craig Allen 3.00 13/14
CHEM 3333 002/00578 W 1:10pm - 2:10pm
530 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Craig Allen 3.00 12/14
CHEM 3333 002/00578 W 2:10pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Craig Allen 3.00 12/14
CHEM 3333 003/00579 Th 1:10pm - 2:10pm
903 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Jean Vadakkan, Craig Allen 3.00 12/14
CHEM 3333 003/00579 Th 2:10pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Meenakshi Rao, Jean Vadakkan, Craig Allen 3.00 12/14

CHEM BC3338 QUANTITATVE-INSTRMNTL TECH-LAB. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3231 and CHEM BC3333) Co-requisite for students not majoring in chemistry or biochemistry: CHEM BC3232. For students majoring in chemistry or biochemistry, CHEM BC3242.
Corequisites: CHEM BC3232,CHEM BC3242
Prerequisites: CHEM BC3231 and CHEM BC3333 Quantitative techniques in volumetric analysis, pH measurement, UV-Visible, absorption, and fluorescence spectroscopy, and chromatographic separations. Data analysis with spreadsheets

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3338
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3338 001/00334 T 1:30pm - 2:25pm
202 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 3.00 20/20
CHEM 3338 001/00334 T 2:00pm - 5:30pm
813 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 3.00 20/20
CHEM 3338 002/00337 Th 1:30pm - 2:25pm
805 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 3.00 22/20
CHEM 3338 002/00337 Th 2:00pm - 5:30pm
813 Altschul Hall
Romina Mancusso, Bu Fei 3.00 22/20

CHEM BC3346 ADV SPECTROS CHEMISTRY - LECT. 0.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3333 and CHEM BC3253
Corequisites: CHEM BC3348
Corequisites: CHEM BC3348 This course combines chemical synthesis, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and nanoscience into experiments with an emphasis using spectroscopy to determine chemical structure and reactivity. you will gain experience with a range of instruments, techniques, calculations, and theories. Instrumentation will include UV-Visible, infrared, near-infrared, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3346
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3346 001/00333 M 1:10pm - 2:00pm
514 Altschul Hall
Christina Vizcarra, Michael Campbell 0.00 5/12

CHEM BC3348 Advanced Spectroscopy, Measurement, and Analysis Laboratory. 3.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3333 or 3338 and CHEM BC3253 Corequisites: CHEM BC3271 This course combines chemical synthesis, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, and nanoscience into experiments with an emphasis using spectroscopy to determine chemical structure and reactivity. You will gain experience with a range of instruments, techniques, calculations, and theories. Instrumentation will include UV-Visible, infrared, near-infrared, fluorescence, and Raman spectroscopy

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3348
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3348 001/00331 M 2:10pm - 6:00pm
606 Altschul Hall
Christina Vizcarra, Michael Campbell 3.00 0/6
CHEM 3348 002/00332 W 1:10pm - 5:00pm
606 Altschul Hall
Christina Vizcarra, Michael Campbell 3.00 6/6

CHEM BC3355 BIOCHEMISTRY LAB TECHNIQUES. 5.00 points.

Prerequisites: Organic II lab (CHEM BC3333, BC3335, or equivalent); Quantitative analysis lab (BC3338, BC3340, or equivalent); Biochemistry (CHEM BC3282y, CHEM C3501, or equivalent). Lecture: T 1:10-12:50; Laboratory two afternoons: T 2:10-6:00 / TH 1:10-5:00.
Prerequisites: Organic II lab (CHEM BC3333, BC3335, or equivalent); Quantitative analysis lab (BC3338, BC3340, or equivalent); Biochemistry (CHEM BC3282y, CHEM C3501, or equivalent). Theory and application of fundamental techniques for the isolation, synthesis and characterization of biological macromolecules including proteins, lipids, nucleotides and carbohydrates. Techniques include spectroscopic analysis, gel electrophoresis, chromatography, enzyme kinetics, immunoblotting, PCR, molecular cloning and cell culture, as well as modern laboratory instrumentation, such as UV-Vis, GC-MS and HPLC

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3355
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3355 001/00330 T Th 1:10pm - 5:00pm
606 Altschul Hall
Rebecca Donegan 5.00 13/12

CHEM BC3358 Advanced Chemical Synthesis and Reactivity Laboratory. 5.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3333, CHEM BC3271, and CHEM BC3338 Corequisites: CHEM BC3253 Multistep and multi-day experiments in organic and inorganic synthesis via advanced synthetic methods. Experiments include solution phase, solid state, and photochemical syntheses. Products will be analyzed and characterized by a variety of methods, including: IR, NMR, and UV-Vis spectroscopy, and also by polarimetry, chiral GC, and GC/MS

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3358
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3358 001/00582 T 1:10pm - 2:10pm
530 Altschul Hall
Christian Rojas 5.00 7/12
CHEM 3358 001/00582 Th 1:10pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Christian Rojas 5.00 7/12
CHEM 3358 001/00582 T 2:10pm - 5:30pm
716 Altschul Hall
Christian Rojas 5.00 7/12

CHEM BC3597 PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY. 2.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3328 and permission of instructor. Individual research projects at Barnard or Columbia, culminating in a comprehensive written report

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3597
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3597 001/00583  
Christian Rojas 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 002/00584  
Marisa Buzzeo 2.00 2/5
CHEM 3597 003/00585  
Dina Merrer 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 004/00586  
Andrew Crowther 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 005/00587  
Michael Campbell 2.00 2/5
CHEM 3597 006/00588  
Rachel Austin 2.00 1/5
CHEM 3597 007/00589  
Christina Vizcarra 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 008/00590  
Rebecca Donegan 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 009/00591  
Meenakshi Rao 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 010/00765  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 2.00 0/5
Spring 2024: CHEM BC3597
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3597 001/00323  
Christian Rojas 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 002/00322  
Marisa Buzzeo 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 003/00321  
Dina Merrer 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 005/00324  
Michael Campbell 2.00 1/5
CHEM 3597 006/00325  
Rachel Austin 2.00 2/5
CHEM 3597 007/00326  
Christina Vizcarra 2.00 1/5
CHEM 3597 008/00327  
Rebecca Donegan 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 009/00328  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 2.00 0/5
CHEM 3597 010/00329  
Meenakshi Rao 2.00 0/5

CHEM BC3599 PROBLEMS IN CHEMISTRY. 4.00 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC3328 and permission of instructor. Individual research projects at Barnard or Columbia, culminating in a comprehensive written report

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3599
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3599 001/00592  
Christian Rojas 4.00 1/5
CHEM 3599 002/00593  
Marisa Buzzeo 4.00 2/5
CHEM 3599 003/00594  
Dina Merrer 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 004/00595  
Andrew Crowther 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 005/00596  
Michael Campbell 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 006/00597  
Rachel Austin 4.00 5/5
CHEM 3599 007/00598  
Christina Vizcarra 4.00 3/5
CHEM 3599 008/00599  
Rebecca Donegan 4.00 1/5
CHEM 3599 009/00766  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 4.00 5/10
Spring 2024: CHEM BC3599
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3599 001/00313  
Christian Rojas 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 002/00314  
Marisa Buzzeo 4.00 2/5
CHEM 3599 003/00315  
Dina Merrer 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 005/00317  
Michael Campbell 4.00 0/5
CHEM 3599 006/00318  
Rachel Austin 4.00 3/5
CHEM 3599 007/00319  
Christina Vizcarra 4.00 1/5
CHEM 3599 008/00320  
Rebecca Donegan 4.00 2/5
CHEM 3599 009/00303  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 4.00 2/5

CHEM BC3901 SENIOR HONORS THESIS. 4.00 points.

Weekly seminar to accompany Senior Honors Thesis Lab (CHEM BC3903). Focus is on scientific presentation and writing skills and research conduct

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3901
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3901 001/00600 F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
530 Altschul Hall
Jean Vadakkan 4.00 11/15

CHEM BC3902 SENIOR HONORS THESIS SEM. 4.00 points.

Weekly seminar to accompany Senior Honors Thesis Lab (CHEM BC3903). Focus is on scientific presentation and writing skills and research conduct

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3902
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3902 001/00305 F 2:10pm - 4:00pm
530 Altschul Hall
Jean Vadakkan 4.00 10/10

CHEM BC3903 SENIORS HONORS THESIS LAB. 0.00 points.

Corequisites: CHEM BC3901 Guided research in Chemistry or Biochemistry, under the sponsorship of a faculty member, leading to the senior thesis. A minimum of 8 hours of research per week, to be arranged

Fall 2023: CHEM BC3903
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3903 001/00601  
Christian Rojas 0.00 2/5
CHEM 3903 002/00603  
Marisa Buzzeo 0.00 2/5
CHEM 3903 003/00602  
Dina Merrer 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3903 004/00604  
Andrew Crowther 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3903 005/00605  
Michael Campbell 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3903 006/00606  
Rachel Austin 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3903 007/00607  
Christina Vizcarra 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3903 008/00608  
Rebecca Donegan 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3903 010/00609  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 0.00 4/10

CHEM BC3904 SENIOR HONORS THESIS LAB. 0.00 points.

Corequisites: CHEM BC3902
Corequisites: CHEM BC3902 Guided research in Chemistry or Biochemistry, under the sponsorship of a faculty member, leading to the senior thesis. A minimum of 8 hours of research per week, to be arranged

Spring 2024: CHEM BC3904
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3904 001/00306  
Christian Rojas 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3904 002/00307  
Marisa Buzzeo 0.00 2/5
CHEM 3904 003/00308  
Dina Merrer 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3904 004/00302  
Andrew Crowther 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3904 005/00309  
Michael Campbell 0.00 1/5
CHEM 3904 006/00310  
Rachel Austin 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3904 007/00311  
Christina Vizcarra 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3904 008/00312  
Rebecca Donegan 0.00 0/5
CHEM 3904 009/00304  
Marisa Buzzeo, Rachel Austin 0.00 1/5

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Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
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Fall 2023: CHEM GU4221
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
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320 Havemeyer Hall
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