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Minor in Chemistry

Requirements

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

A minimum of 22 units of chemistry which must include:

  • CHEM 111A General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: A passing score on the Chemistry Placement Examination. 
    Corequisite:  MATH 109 or higher.
  • CHEM 111B General Chemistry (5)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111A and MATH 113 or MATH 115 or MATH 119A or MATH 122 all with a grade of "C" or better.

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

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

  • CHEM 227 Fundamentals of Organic Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisite: CHEM 111A with a grade of "C" or better; CHEM 111B is recommended.

or

  • CHEM 220A Organic Chemistry I (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B with a grade of "C" or better. Corequisites: CHEM 224 is required for students repeating course. CHEM 223A must be taken concurrently if required by a degree plan.
  • CHEM 220B Organic Chemistry II (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 220A with a grade of C or better
    Corequisite: CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L except for students who previously earned a "C" or better in CHEM 223B or CHEM 320L

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

  • CHEM 371A Physical Chemistry: Thermodynamics and Kinetics (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224.
  • CHEM 371B Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    Prerequisite/Corequisite: MATH 224.

or

  • CHEM 375 Physical Chemistry for Engineers (3)
    Prerequisites: MATH 123; PHYS 151 and either PHYS 152 or EE 210/EE 210L; CH E 310; CHEM 111A/B; and CHEM 220A or CHEM 227, all grades of "C" or better.

or

  • CHEM 377A Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 123, and PHYS 100B or PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
  • CHEM 377B Fundamentals of Physical Chemistry (3)
    Prerequisites: CHEM 111B, MATH 122, and PHYS 100B or PHYS 152 (all with a grade of "C" or better).
    Prerequisites/Corequisite: MATH 123.

The following courses are not acceptable toward the minor: CHEM 90, CHEM 100, CHEM 101, CHEM 105, CHEM 140, CHEM 224, CHEM 302, CHEM 361


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