Minor Overview

Because of the increasingly technical nature of our lives today, chemistry finds its way into many areas, including pharmaceutical sales, patent law and government. Possessing a working knowledge of chemistry will give you a competitive edge and enable you to pursue a career in a broad spectrum of fields. Whether you’re majoring in another science or in something entirely unrelated, an added proficiency in chemistry will draw the attention of prospective employers.

Our chemistry minor explores general, organic and analytical chemistry, and will give you extensive lab experience. You’ll also be able to choose one elective lab course that suits your particular interest, either in biochemistry, physical chemistry or instrumental analysis. 

Curriculum and Requirements

Chemistry Minor Curriculum

The program consists of a minimum of 24 credits of chemistry distributed between 20 credits of required courses and 4 credits of elective courses consistent with the following specifications: The minimum grade required for each course is a C-.

CHE 110
& 110L
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 111
& 111L
General Chemistry II
and General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 210
& 210L
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHE 211
& 211L
Organic Chemistry II
and Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHE 215
& 215L
Analytical Chemistry
and Analytical Chemistry Lab
Select one of the following:4
CHE 301
& 301L
Physical Chemistry I
and Physical Chemistry I Lab
CHE 305
& 305L
Instrumental Analysis
and Instrumental Analysis Lab
CHE 315
& 315L
Biochemistry I
and Biochemistry Lab I
Total Credits24

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