Gail Webster, Department of Chemistry
The chemistry minor gives students tools to explore rapidly growing areas of science on the boundaries of traditional scientific disciplines. Through a chemistry minor, students can select chemistry courses that best complement their major and career goals and gain an understanding of why chemistry is often called “the central science.” For example, biology, geology and physics majors and students interested in the health professions can deepen their knowledge of how chemistry is applied in their field. Pre-law students interested in patent law can benefit from the chemistry minor, as can management or accounting majors seeking to work in the area of pharmaceutical or chemical manufacturing or sales. The chemistry minor is also valuable for language or international studies majors wishing to work for multinational, scientific companies or deal with global environmental issues as well as art majors seeking a detailed knowledge of the properties and safety hazards of the materials they use.
The minor in chemistry is not available to chemistry majors.
The minor requires a minimum of 18 credits (five courses).
|CHEM 111||Chemical Principles I||4|
|CHEM 112||Chemical Principles II||4|
|CHEM 400||Chemistry Seminar||2|
|or CHEM 475||Research Seminar (BIOL 475)|
|Select two of the following:||8|
|Organic Chemistry I|
|Organic Chemistry II|
|Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHEM 337||Elements of Physical Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 425||Advanced Topics in Chemistry||4|
|CHEM 434||Biochemistry (BIOL 434)||4|
Total credit hours required for chemistry minor is 18 credits
An internship or independent study approved by the minor coordinator can substitute for the 400-level chemistry course. With approval of the minor coordinator, students may take advanced courses at consortium colleges to fulfill the minor requirements.