Chemistry - Minor

Students seeking a minor in chemistry must complete the Declaration of Minor in Chemistry form and have it approved by the undergraduate advisor in chemistry (Room 104 Chemistry) and their academic advisor. A minor in Chemistry should represent course work taken in the discipline beyond courses that might be used to satisfy core curriculum science requirements (8 credits).  Therefore, though CHEM 119 or CHEM 107/CHEM 117 and CHEM 120  are prerequisites to all of the listed courses, they are not considered part of the minor program.  The course work listed (17-20 credits) represents various sub-disciplines within the field of Chemistry and would give the student an overall knowledge base fitting a Minor in Chemistry. This is consistent with the statement on minors published by the American Chemical Society.

The student will choose five lecture courses (14-15 credits) and three laboratory courses (3-5 credits) from categories A.-E. below. The student must take at least one course from four of the five categories. Students must have a C average in all courses taken for a minor in Chemistry. CHEM 491 and CHEM 485 credits will not be allowed to count for the minor nor used in the Chemistry GPA calculation. Substitution of courses without the CHEM prefix will not be allowed.

A. Organic Chemistry
CHEM 227Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 228Organic Chemistry II3
CHEM 237Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 238Organic Chemistry Laboratory1
B. Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 315Fundamentals of Quantitative Analysis 13
CHEM 316Quantitative Analysis 12
CHEM 318Quantitative Analysis Laboratory1
C. Physical Chemistry
CHEM 310Elements of Physical Chemistry 23
CHEM 311Physical Chemistry Laboratory1
CHEM 322Physical Chemistry for Engineers 23
CHEM 325Physical Chemistry Laboratory I1
CHEM 326Physical Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 327Physical Chemistry I 23
CHEM 328Physical Chemistry II3
D. Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 220Physics and Chemistry of Inorganic Materials3
CHEM 362Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 383Chemistry of Environmental Pollution3
E. Advanced Chemistry
CHEM 415Analytical Chemistry3
CHEM 433Advanced Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory2
CHEM 434Analytical Instrumentation Laboratory2
CHEM 446Organic Chemistry III3
CHEM 456Chemical Biology3
CHEM 462Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 464Nuclear Chemistry3
CHEM 466Polymer Chemistry3
CHEM 468Materials Chemistry of Inorganic Materials3
CHEM 470Industrial Chemistry3
CHEM 483Green Chemistry3
CHEM 489Special Topics in...1-4