Chemistry Minor/Non-Majors

Any student, except those majoring in biochemistry, may complete a formal minor in chemistry. The chemistry minor thoroughly covers the basic chemical principles and offers opportunities for advanced study that can be tailored to the student’s particular interests. The minor consists of a minimum of 27 credits and will include advanced course work in biochemistry, organic, inorganic, physical or analytical chemistry. Students interested in completing a minor in chemistry may get more complete information from the department office (Chemistry Building, room 100). Outside of the major and minor programs, the chemistry curriculum is designed to meet the needs of students with diverse goals. Biological sciences majors, as well as students preparing for entrance into schools of dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or programs in medical technology should complete CHEM 101, 102, 102L, 351, 351L, 352 and 352L. Students preparing for programs in dental hygiene, nursing and physical therapy should complete CHEM 123, 124 and 124L.

The chemistry minor consists of a minimum of nine courses/ 27 credits as follows:

CHEM 101 Principles of Chemistry I
CHEM 102 Principles of Chemistry II
CHEM 102L Introductory Chemistry Lab
CHEM 351 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 352 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 351L Organic Laboratory I
CHEM 352L Organic Laboratory II
CHEM 300 Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 301 Physical Chemistry – or –
CHEM 303 Phys Chem For Biochem -or-
CHEM 4XX Any 400 – level chemistry course of 3 credits or more.

Note: All minor courses require a grade of “C” or better.