Minor Requirements

The minor in chemistry allows interested students with a major in other fields to complete a significant portion of the course work required for the chemistry major. It allows the flexible selection of course work from the traditional subdisciplines of organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.


Chem 172/182 or Chem 152/162 or Chem 132/142 or equivalent.

Courses listed above must be completed with a grade of C- or better.

Some chemistry courses at the 300 level may have additional chemistry, physics, and/or mathematics prerequisites.

Course Requirements (6 units)

  • Six (6) 200- or 300-level chemistry courses exclusive of Chem 201, Chem 398 or Chem 399
  • Life science majors and premedical students are advised to take 210-1, 2, 3 or 212-1, 2, 3 and three (3) additional courses.
  • Physical science majors are advised to take 342-1, 2, 3 and three (3) additional courses.
  • Students with interests in materials science, earth and planetary science, or environmental science should take 210-1,2 and 333 and three (3) additional courses.

Other programs for the minor may be designed with departmental approval to suit individual needs; interested students should contact Dr. Fred Northrup, Director of Undergraduate Studies.