Chemistry Minor

The minor in chemistry allows majors in other fields to complete a significant portion of the coursework required for the chemistry major. It allows the flexible selection of coursework from the traditional subdisciplines of organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.

Course Title
Prerequisites
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry Laboratory 2
Accelerated General Chemistry 2
and Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory 2
Advanced General Physical Chemistry
and Advanced General Physical Chemistry Laboratory
or equivalent
Chemistry courses at the 300 level may have additional chemistry, physics, and/or mathematics prerequisites.
Minor Requirements (6 units plus additional units for required labs)
Six 200- or 300- level full-credit courses 1
1

Exclusive of CHEM 201-0 Chemistry of Nature and Culture, CHEM 398-0 Undergraduate SeminarCHEM 399-0 Independent Study, or all 0.34-credit lab courses.

  • Life science majors and premedical students are advised to take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 215-1
    CHEM 235-1
    CHEM 215-2
    CHEM 235-2
    CHEM 215-3
    CHEM 235-3
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Lab I
    and Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Lab II
    and Advanced Organic Chemistry
    and Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab
    or CHEM 212-1
    CHEM 232-1
    CHEM 212-2
    CHEM 232-2
    CHEM 212-3
    CHEM 235-3
    Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Advanced Organic Chemistry Lab
    3 additional Chemistry courses
  • Physical science majors are advised to take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 342-1
    CHEM 342-2
    CHEM 342-3
    Thermodynamics
    and Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
    and Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics
    3 additional Chemistry courses
  • Students with interests in materials science, earth and planetary science, or environmental science should take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 215-1
    CHEM 235-1
    Organic Chemistry I
    and Organic Chemistry Lab I
    CHEM 215-2
    CHEM 235-2
    Organic Chemistry II
    and Organic Chemistry Lab II
    CHEM 333-0Inorganic Chemistry
    3 additional Chemistry courses
  • Other programs for the minor may be designed with departmental approval to suit individual needs; interested students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Chemistry.