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Minor in Chemistry

Requirements

The Minor in Chemistry is available to any non-Chemistry or non-Biochemistry major. Students must earn a “C” or better in every course counted towards the minor.

A minimum of 19 units of chemistry coursework which must include a minumum of six units of upper division chemistry courses and the following:

A minimum of 22 units of chemistry which must include:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.

If students choose to take Organic Chemistry, then they must use courses from only one of the two Organic Chemistry paths to meet the requirements of the minor:

  • CHEM 227 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.

or

  • CHEM 220A Organic Chemistry I (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CHEM 224 is required for students repeating course. CHEM 223A must be taken concurrently if required by a degree plan.
  • CHEM 220B Organic Chemistry II (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 220A with a grade of C or better
    Corequisite: CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L except for students who previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L

If students choose to take Physical Chemistry, then they must use courses from only one of the three Physical Chemistry paths to meet the requirements of the minor:

  • CHEM 371A Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224.
  • CHEM 371B Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224.

or

  • CHEM 375 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; PHYS 151 and either PHYS 152 or EE 210/EE 210L; CH E 310; CHEM 111A/B; and CHEM 220A or CHEM 227, all grades of "C" or better.

or

  • CHEM 377A Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, and PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    CHEM 377B Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, and PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).

If students choose to take Biochemistry, then they must use courses from only one of the two Biochemistry paths to meet the requirements of the minor:

  • CHEM 441A Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: Either CHEM 320L or both CHEM 220B and CHEM 223B with a grade of “C” or better.
  • CHEM 441B Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 441A with a grade of “C” or better.
  • Or
  • CHEM 448 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 220B or 227 either with a grade of “C” or better

In addition to the courses listed above the following courses may be used to complete the minor in chemistry: CHEM 223A, CHEM 223B, CHEM 251, CHEM 296, CHEM 320L, CHEM 331, CHEM 332, CHEM 373, CHEM 420, CHEM 421, CHEM 431, CHEM 443, CHEM 449, CHEM 451, CHEM 466, CHEM 480, CHEM 496.

The following courses are not acceptable toward the minor: CHEM 90, CHEM 100, CHEM 101, CHEM 105, CHEM 140, CHEM 224, CHEM 302, CHEM 361


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