An undergraduate minor in Chemistry is offered to students majoring in other fields who wish to supplement their preparation in a major discipline with a substantial amount of course work in chemistry.

The minor in Chemistry is particularly appropriate for those students who would like to develop a theoretical understanding of chemistry and fundamental laboratory skills. A minor in Chemistry will generally enhance the prospects of students for employment in industry and education and for admission to graduate or professional schools.

Minor Requirements

Students must meet all university requirements for a minor. In addition, students must:

  1. complete at least one course at the upper-division level; and
  2. submit transfer courses to the advisor for the minor for approval by the first week of the term of intended graduation.

I.  Required Courses (16 Hours)

The following courses must be taken at the lower-division level:

General Chemistry I and II with Labs (8)

The following courses can be taken at either the lower-division or upper-division level:

CHEM 3531 Organic Chemistry I Lecture (3)

CHEM 3532 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

CHEM 3533 Organic Chemistry II Lecture (3)

CHEM 3534 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1) 

II.  Selective (4 or more Hours)

Select one course with its corresponding lab:

CHEM 3233 Analytical Chemistry (3)

CHEM 3234 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1) or CHEM 5331 Biochemistry Lecture (3)

CHEM 5332 Biochemistry Laboratory (1)

Other upper-division level chemistry courses may be accepted in this category at the discretion of the advisor for the minor. 

III.  Total - 20 Hours