This is a program that focuses on the scientific study of the elements and
their compounds, other than the hydrocarbons and their derivatives.
instruction in the characterization and synthesis of non-carbon molecules,
including their structure and their bonding, conductivity, and reactive
properties; research techniques such as spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, and
photoelectron analysis; and the study of specific compounds, such as transition
metals, and compounds composed of inorganic and organic molecules.