Courses

Courses in Chemistry and Biochemistry

Course offerings for undergraduate and graduate students span all of the established areas of chemistry (biochemistry, inorganic, materials, organic, and physical) while also reflecting the collaborative, interdisciplinary nature of ongoing faculty research projects.  A complete list of courses and their detailed descriptions, is available in the UCSB General Catalog. For quarterly course offerings, please consult the Schedule of Classes - Class Search or GOLD (for current students). 

Below is a listing of courses being offered during the 2022-2023 academic year. This proposed schedule is subject to change, so please check back when planning each quarter's schedule. Click here to view the prerequisites for the courses.

 

COURSE
TITLE FALL WINTER SPRING SUMMER
1A General Chemistry  X X X  
1AL General Chemistry Lab X X X  
1B General Chemistry   X X X (SS A)
1BL General Chemistry Lab   X X X (SS C)
1C General Chemistry X   X X (SS A)
1CL General Chemistry Lab X X X X (SS C)
2A Honors General Chemistry X      
2B Honors General Chemistry   X    
2BC Honors General Chemistry Lab   X    
2C Honors General Chemistry      X  
2CC Honors General Chemistry Lab     X  
6AL Org Chem Lab Methods X X X X (SS C)
6BL Org Chem Lab Methods X X X X (SS C)
6CL Org Chem Lab Methods X   X X (SS C)
6BH/CH Org Chem Indep. Research X X X  
25 Introductory Chemistry X      
102 Chemistry in the Community (Education) X      
104* The Science and Engineering of Energy Conversion   X    
109A Organic Chemistry X X X  
109B Organic Chemistry X X X X (SS C)
109C Organic Chemistry X

X

X X (SS C)
109AH Honors Organic Chemistry X      
109BH Honors Organic Chemistry   X    
109CH Honors Organic Chemistry     X  
110*
Intro to Chemical Appl. Group Theory
       
110L Intro Biochem Lab X      
111*
Chemical Kinetics
       
112A Biophysical Chemistry X      
112B Biophysical Chemistry   X    
112C Biophysical Chemistry     X  
112L Biophysical and Bioanalytical Lab     X  
113A Physical Chemistry X      
113AL* Physical Chemistry Laboratory   X    
113B Physical Chemistry   X    
113C Physical Chemistry     X  
115A* Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry X      
115B* Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry   X    
115C* Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry     X  
116AL Analytical and Physical Methods Lab   X    
116BL Advanced Physical Chemistry Lab     X  
116CL* Inorganic Synthesis Lab X      
117A* Statistical Mechanics X      
118* Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry     X  
123* Environmental Chemistry     X  
124* Organic Spectroscopic Analysis   X    
125L Lab Techniques in Biochemistry   X    
126* Computation Chemistry and Molecular Modeling         
127* Structure & Reactivity in Org Chemistry     X  
128* Organic Reaction Mechanisms        
129* Synthetic Organic Reactions X      
132* Organometallics in Organic Synthesis X      
133* Advanced Synthetic Chemistry     X  
134* Chemical Synthesis of Biological Molecules        
141** Epigenetics: Biology, Mechanisms and Therapies        
142A* Biochemistry X      
142B* Biochemistry   X    
142C* Biochemistry      X  
143** The RNA World   X    
145** Computational Biochemistry        
146** Membrane Biochemistry        
147** Astrobiology and the Origins of Life        
148* Introduction to Nucleic Acid Nanotechnology and Synthetic Biology     X  
149*
How Science Works
  X    
150 Analytical Chemistry X     X (SS B)
151** Post-translational Protein Processing     X  
153* Advanced Analytical Techniques     X  
154A** Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems        
154B** Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems        
161**
Enzyme Mechanisms
       
162A** Drug Design X      
162B**
Drug Design
       
163* Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry   X    
171** Bioinorganic Chemistry   X    
173A Advanced Inorganic Chemistry X     X (SS C)
173B* Advanced Inorganic Chemistry   X    
175* Physical-Inorganic Chemistry     X  
176* Photochemical and Photophysical Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds and Materials     X  
181** Protein Crystallography        
183 Intro to Teaching in Chemistry X X X  
184 Chemical Literature   X    
186*
Organometallic Chemistry: Structure, Bonding, and Applications
  X    
W 142A* Biochemistry (online)       X (SS B)

Notes:

The single asterick (*) denotes elective course options for the Area C Chemistry BA and/or Chemistry BS Major Electives. Click here for more information. 

The double asterick (**) denotes elective course options for the Area C Biochemistry BS Major Electives. These courses can also apply to the Area C requirement for the Chemistry BA and/or Chemistry BS Major Electives. Click here for more information.

Graduate Classes
204 The Science and Engineering of Energy Conversion   X    
217A Statistical Mechanics X      
217B Statistical Mechanics     X  
217C Statistical Mechanics        
218 Photochemistry and Radiation Chemistry     X  
219 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry   X    
222A Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry X      
222B Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry        
222C Fundamentals of Quantum Chemistry     X  
223 Current Events Organic Chemistry X X X  
224 Organic Spectroscopic Analysis   X    
225 Instrumental Methods in Physical Chemistry        
226 Computational Chemistry        
227 Structure and Reactivity in Org Chem     X  
228 Organic Reaction Mechanisms        
229 Synthetic Organic Reactions X      
232 Organometallics in Organic Synthesis X      
233 Advanced Synthetic Chemistry     X  
234 Chemical Synthesis of Biological Molecules        
239 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry   X X  
240 Chemistry of Organic Semiconductors        
241 Epigenetics: Biology, Mechanisms and Therapies        
242A Biochemistry X      
242B Biochemistry   X    
242C Biochemistry     X  
243 The RNA World   X    
244 Informational Macro- and Supra-Molecules        
245 Computational Biochemistry        
246 Membrane Biochemistry        
248 Reaction Rate Theory        
251 Protein Processing     X  
254A Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems        
254B Magnetic Resonance Techniques in Biological Systems        
257 Strategy in Organic Synthesis and Methodology        
259 Special Topics in Biological Chemistry     X  
261
Enzyme Mechanisms
       
262A Drug Design X      
262B
Drug Design
       
263 Arrow Pushing in Organic Chemistry   X    
264 Advanced Catalysis        
265 Industrial Methods for Polymer Synthesis        
266 Photophysics and Device Science of Organic Materials        
268A Advanced Inorganic Chemistry X      
268B Advanced Inorganic Chemistry   X    
270 Graduate Seminar in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry        
271 Bioinorganic Chemistry   X    
271A Synthesis and Properties of Macromolecules X      
272 Reaction Mechanisms in Organometallic and Inorganic Chemistry X      
273 Structural Inorganic Chemistry X      
274 Solid State Inorganic/Materials     X  
275 Physical-Inorganic Chemistry     X  
276 Photochemical and Photophysical Properties of Inorganic and Organometallic Compounds and Materials     X  
277 Introduction to Inorganic Materials        
279 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry X X    
281 Protein Crystallography        
282A Synthesis and Bonding of Small Conjugated Molecules        
282B Organic Semiconductors for Energy Conversion        
282C Instrumental Methods in Materials Chemistry X      
284 Chemical Literature   X    
285 Synthetic Chemistry of Macromolecules        
286
Organometallic Chemistry: Structure, Bonding, and Applications
  X    
290 Seminar in Chemistry and Biochemistry X X X  
291 Special Seminar in Chemistry X X X  
293 Faculty Research Seminar X      
501A Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Gen Chem) X      
501B Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Gen Chem)   X    
501C Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Gen Chem)     X  
502A Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Org Chem) X      
502B Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Org Chem)   X    
502C Techniques of Teaching Lab Class Supervision (Org Chem)     X  

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