Chemistry Minor

Chemistry Minor

Chemistry is the basis for many fields of engineering, biology, and other sciences. Therefore, it can give you insights in your field at broad and fundamental levels. That can strengthen your abilities to innovate and to see basic connections in your specialization or across disciplines.

Almost anyone can benefit from a minor in Chemistry, but there are some fields where a chemistry minor adds particular strengths. For example, biology-chemistry (major-minor) could prepare you for graduate school or a career in biochemistry or molecular biology. Math-chemistry could be an option for people in applied math. Chemical physics is an important field in physics. Engineering-chemistry could open new possibilities for you (note that this major-minor is not equivalent to chemical engineering).

Recently a few colleges have introduced business-chemistry programs. A business major could gain valuable technical experience with a chemistry minor. However, business or humanities majors choosing a chemistry minor would usually have to count on a significant amount of extra coursework.

Minor Requirements

(26-28 credits - A grade of a C or better is required for all courses in the minor)

Required Courses — 16 credits

CHEM 110(3), CHEM 111(1), CHEM 112(3), CHEM 113(1), CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2)

Additional Courses — 10-12 credits

Select 4 credits from: CHEM 221(4) or 6 credits from CHEM 450(3) or CHEM 466(3) and CHEM 452(3).

Select 6 credits from 400-level CHEM courses not used above (excluding CHEM 494(1-10), CHEM 494H(1-10), CHEM 495(1-18), and CHEM 496(1-18)).


For more information or questions, please email Dr. Mary Grace Galinato, Undergraduate Coordinator of Chemistry.