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Minor in Chemistry

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Requirements for the Minor

The minor allows students outside the department to obtain a strong, distributed background in the discipline. It is particularly useful for students anticipating careers in medicine, allied health, biological sciences, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, business, law, secondary education, or any career in which a basic understanding of the molecular sciences is helpful. A total of 23 to 25 credit hours is required, including 12 hours of upper-division work and at least 2 upper-division laboratories. Students should see a chemistry department adviser early in the junior year.

Required Courses 15 hours
Elective Group I 5 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

  • CHEM 640 Biological Physical Chemistry (3) and
    CHEM 641 Biological Physical Chemistry Laboratory (fall only) (2) or
    CHEM 646 Physical Chemistry I (3) and
    CHEM 647 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (2)
  • CHEM 516 and CHEM 517 Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory (5) (fall only)
Elective Group II 3 hours

Choose 1 of the following:

  • CHEM 640 Biological Physical Chemistry (3) or
    CHEM 646 Physical Chemistry I (3)
  • CHEM 667 Systematic Inorganic Chemistry (3) (spring only)

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