2022-2023 Course Catalog

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Chemistry (CHEM) Minor

The Minor in Chemistry requires completion of 22 credit hours.

Required Minor Courses
CHEM 1035General Chemistry 1, 23
CHEM 1036General Chemistry 1, 2 3
CHEM 1045General Chemistry Laboratory 1, 21
CHEM 1046General Chemistry Laboratory 1, 21
CHEM 2535Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 2536Organic Chemistry 2 3
CHEM 2545Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 1
CHEM 2546Organic Chemistry Laboratory 21
CHEM 4615Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 1, 2 3
or CHEM 4616 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences
Subtotal19
Elective Courses
Select one of the following:3
Biochemistry for Biotechnology and the Life Sciences 2
General Biochemistry 2
Polysaccharide Chemistry 2
Green Chemistry 2
Organic Chemistry of Polymers 2
Drug Chemistry 2
Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 2
Polymer and Surface Chemistry 2
Environmental Soil Chemistry 2
Undergraduate Research (Requires permission of faculty research advisor and undergraduate research eligibility requirements)
Sustainable Biomaterials and Bioenergy 2
Food Chemistry 2
Environmental Geochemistry 2
Bioorganic Chemistry 2
Subtotal3
Total Credits22
1

Acceptable substitutions are as follows:

  • CHEM 1055 General Chemistry for Chemistry Majors or CHEM 1055H Honors General Chem for Majors may be substituted for CHEM 1035 General Chemistry.
  • CHEM 1056 General Chemistry for Chemistry Majors or CHEM 1056H Honors General Chem for Majors may be substituted for CHEM 1036 General Chemistry.
  • CHEM 1065 General Chemistry for Chemistry Majors Lab may be substituted for CHEM 1045 General Chemistry Laboratory.
  • CHEM 1066 General Chemistry for Chemistry Majors Lab may be substituted for CHEM 1046 General Chemistry Laboratory.
  • CHEM 3615 Physical Chemistry may be substituted for CHEM 4615 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences.
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Courses have co-requisites and/or prerequisites. Students should check with their advisors or with the Undergraduate Course Catalog regarding co-requisites and prerequisites.

Total Credits Required

A minimum of 22 credit hours must be completed. No more than 50% of the courses completed to satisfy the Minor in Chemistry may also be counted among a student’s major or majors.

Minimum GPA

All courses used to fulfill the minor will count toward the minor GPA, and the student’s overall GPA for these courses must be a 2.0 or higher.