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Chemistry Minor

Minor code OR3311

Faculty Contact: Lauren McMills

Admissions Information

Minor Requirements

Program Overview

A chemistry minor will prepare students with an understanding of the fundamentals of chemistry as well as giving them experience with organic, inorganic, physical, and biochemistry. A minor could help prepare studies for graduate school in the natural sciences or medicine.

Careers and Graduate School

Graduates will gain a basic understanding in chemistry that could complement their major area of study and enable students to think in a more interdisciplinary manner. Examples of careers that could benefit from a minor in chemistry include medicine, pharmacy, biomedical research, law (especially patent law in the sciences) and chemical, civil and biomedical engineering.

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Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Minor Requirements

Minor Hours Requirement

The Chemistry Minor requires a minimum of 20 hours.

Required Courses

Complete the following courses:

  • CHEM 1510 - Fundamentals of Chemistry I Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 1520 - Fundamentals of Chemistry II Credit Hours: 4.0
  • CHEM 3050 - Organic Chemistry I Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3060 - Organic Chemistry II Credit Hours: 3.0

Complete at least 6 hours completing either two courses or a course and a course group

Individual course options
  • CHEM 3510 - Physical Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 3760 - Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 4890 - Basic Biochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
Course group option

Complete the following courses:

  • CHEM 2410 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis and Electrochemistry Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CHEM 2410L - Analytical Chemistry I Lab Credit Hours: 1.0