The Department of Chemistry offers a minor in Chemistry to interested students from other disciplines.  A minor in Chemistry provides students the opportunity to land a job in the intersection of multiple fields, like veterinary technician, research associate, teacher, environmental coordinator, laboratory analyst, computational analyst, among other interdisciplinary careers. Pursuing a Chemistry minor is also a valuable asset to prepare for any professional or graduate degree..

Effective Fall 2023

A minimum grade of C- is required in all of the courses required for the minor.

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Lower Division
Choose one group from the following:9-10
Group A
General Chemistry I (GT-SC2)
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)
General Chemistry Lab I (GT-SC1)
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)
General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Lab II
Group B
Foundations of Modern Chemistry (GT-SC2)
Foundations of Modern Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Lab
Upper Division
Select a minimum of 15 credits from the following courses from at least two different areas of chemistry - analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and physical; at least 12 credits must be upper-division courses (300-499). 1, 215
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
Foundations of Analytical Chemistry Lab
Quantitative Analysis Laboratory
Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Environmental Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Clinical Chemistry
Chemistry of Addictions
Foundations of Chemical Biology
Principles of Biochemistry
Comprehensive Biochemistry I
Comprehensive Biochemistry II
Foundations of Chemical Biology Laboratory
Fundamentals of Inorganic Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry
Foundations of Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Introduction to Nanoscale Science
Inorganic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Foundations of Organic Chemistry
Foundations of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Modern Organic Chemistry I
Modern Organic Chemistry II
Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Organic Chemistry I
Organic Chemistry II
Advanced Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Synthetic Organic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry
Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry Lab
Foundations of Physical Chemistry
Physical Biochemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry Laboratory II
Program Total Credits:24-25

At least one of these courses must include a laboratory. No more than three of the 15 upper-division chemistry credits may be fulfilled by CHEM 301, CHEM 384, CHEM 487, CHEM 493CHEM 495, or CHEM 498


The following courses may count as laboratory: CHEM 232, CHEM 242CHEM 246CHEM 264, CHEM 322, CHEM 334, CHEM 344, CHEM 345, CHEM 346CHEM 372, CHEM 431, CHEM 433, CHEM 440CHEM 462, CHEM 475CHEM 477, CHEM 498 (up to three credits only).