Chemistry Minor

22-24 credits (8 courses & labs)

Students interested in Chemistry may choose to pursue a minor either to supplement the work in their majors or to fulfill the requirements for a related area within their majors. Biology majors, who are already required to complete the general and organic chemistry sequences, would only need an additional six to eight credits to earn a Chemistry minor. The minor in Chemistry requires that students complete eight courses and labs for a total of 22-24 credits. Eight of these credits may also be used to satisfy General Education requirements. The remaining 14-16 credits are in addition to any course used for General Education.

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Complete the following two courses (eight credits) to fulfill the Natural Science Sequence requirement in General Education:

CHEM 0110 General Chemistry I
CHEM 0120 General Chemistry II

Complete the following lectures and labs for eight credits:

CHEM 0310 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 0330 Organic Chemistry I Lab
CHEM 0320 Organic Chemistry II Lab
CHEM 0340 Organic Chemistry II Lab

Complete six to eight additional credits in Chemistry or Biochemistry by selecting one or more of the following:

CHEM 0250 & 0260 Introductory Analytical Chemistry and Lab (4 credits)
CHEM 1250 & 1255 Instrumental Analysis and Lab (4 credits)
CHEM 1311 Advanced Chemistry (3 credits)  (320/340 prerequisite)
CHEM 1380 Techniques of Organic Research (2 credits)
BIOSC 1580 Biochemistry Seminar (1 credit) (1000 or 1810 prerequisite)
BIOSC 1820 Metabolic Pathways and Regulation (3 credits) (1810 prerequisite)
BIOSC 1830 Biochemistry Laboratory (3 credits) (1810 prerequisite)

NOTE: Courses used to satisfy the Biology major requirements cannot be used to satisfy the Chemistry minor.

Each course for the Chemistry minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better.