College of Arts & Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry

     The following courses constitute the minor in chemistry:

          CHM 120-125 General Chemistry I-II
          CHM 120L-125L General Chemistry Laboratory I-II
          CHM 210-215 Organic Chemistry I-II
          CHM 210L-215L Organic Chemistry Laboratory I-II
          Any two non-research chemistry courses beyond CHM 215

For a number of majors, the requirements for a Minor in Chemistry are comfortably attainable. This is due to the overlap between the major’s required coursework and the requirements for the Minor in Chemistry.


Biology Majors
As an illustration, note that Biology Majors complete CHM 120-125, CHM 120L-125L, CHM 210-215 and CHM 210L-215L as part of their required coursework. Biology majors therefore only need to complete two additional chemistry classes (any two non-research chemistry courses beyond CHM 215) to obtain a Chemistry Minor.

IHS Majors
Similarly, IHS Majors complete CHM 120-125 and CHM 120L-125L as part of their required coursework.  In addition, IHS Majors may take CHM 210-215 and CHM 210L-215L to fulfill Area Studies requirements. Following this course of study, IHS majors also only need to complete two additional chemistry classes (any two non-research chemistry courses beyond CHM 215) to obtain a Chemistry Minor.

Declaring a Chemistry Minor does not require your advisor’s or associate dean’s signature, but does require approval from the Chair of the Chemistry department.  Students choosing a Chemistry minor must seek the approval of the Chemistry Chair no later than the last day of the add/drop period of their seventh semester.   The one page form to declare a minor can be found here.

Additional information on declaring a minor can be found here.