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

The highly technical nature of our daily living has increased the need for a working knowledge of chemistry in biological sciences, medical sciences, law, business, government, academia and many more areas. Students majoring in programs other than chemistry can be recognized as having additional proficiency in chemistry by successfully completing this balanced program. Candidates must apply to the chemistry department to enter this program and be enrolled concurrently in a major undergraduate program. 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-.

Course Structure

Required

CHE 110
    & 110L

General Chemistry I
    and General Chemistry I Lab

4

CHE 111
    & 111L

General Chemistry II
    and General Chemistry II Lab

4

CHE 210
    & 210L

Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry I Lab

4

CHE 211
    & 211L

Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry II Lab

4

CHE 215
    & 215L

Analytical Chemistry
    and Analytical Chemistry Lab

4

Elective

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 Credits

24