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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, health professions, 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.

Chemistry Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Chemistry Required Elective Group I

Student selecting this minor must complete one of the following:

Chemistry Required Elective Group II

Student selecting this minor must complete one of the following:

  • Biological Chemistry. Satisfied by: CHEM 640.
  • Physical Chemistry. Satisfied by: CHEM 646.
  • Systematic Inorganic Chemistry. Satisfied by: CHEM 667 (spring only).

Minor Hours & Minor GPA

While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

Minor Hours
Satisfied by 23 hours of minor courses.

Minor Hours in Residence
Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Hours
Satisfied by a minimum of 12 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

Required Courses 15 hours

Elective Group I 5 hours

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Elective Group II 3 hours

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