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2013-2014 CSULB University Catalog

Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Chemistry

Requirements

The Minor in Chemistry is available to any non-Chemistry or non-Biochemistry major.

A minimum of 20 units of chemistry which must include:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination and a "C" or better in MATH 113 or 117 or 119A or 122. One year of high school chemistry is strongly recommended.

  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better.

A minimum of nine units must be taken from upper division chemistry courses.

There are three Organic Chemistry paths. Students may use courses from only one of the paths to meet the requirements of the minor.

  • CHEM 327 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.

or

  • CHEM 320A Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, with a grade of "C" or better.
    Recommended: CHEM 251.
    Corequisite: CHEM 324 required for students repeating course.

  • CHEM 320B Organic Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 320A with a grade of "C" or better.

or

  • CHEM 322A Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 323A required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 323A.
    Corequisite: CHEM 324 required for students repeating course.

  • CHEM 322B Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 322A and CHEM 323A, both with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHEM 323B required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 323B.

  • CHEM 323A Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisite: CHEM 322A required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 322A.

  • CHEM 323B Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 322A and CHEM 323A, both with a grade of "C" or better.
    Corequisite: CHEM 322B required except for students who have previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 322B.

There are two Physical Chemistry paths: CHEM 371A/B and CHEM 377A/B. Students may use only one of CHEM 371A or 377A and only one of CHEM 371B or 377B to meet the requirements for the minor.

The following courses are not acceptable toward the minor:

  • CHEM 90, 100, 101, 105, 140, 302, 324.

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