The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Minor in Chemistry

Chemistry is the basis for many fields related to engineering, biology and other sciences. Ultimately, most phenomena in biology, medicine, geology and environmental sciences can be described in terms of the chemical and physical behavior of atoms and molecules.

Therefore, a minor in chemistry attempts to teach students about the relationship between chemistry and the world around them, allowing them to gain a broad introduction to the basics of theoretical and applied chemistry.

Pursuing a minor in chemistry would widen students’ choices of further studies such as professional health studies, chemical engineering, environmental chemistry and technical chemistry fields including cosmetics, textile and polymers. At the same time, the chemistry minor complements premedical requirements for students interested in medicine. Business majors could gain valuable technical experience with a chemistry minor, and be prepared for the scientific job market.


The mission of the Chemistry Minor program is to offer a consistent general program, providing students with a supportive environment to learn the general basic principles in chemistry and the different laboratory skills and instrumental techniques.

Educational objectives

The purpose of the Minor in Chemistry:

Learning outcomes

Students with a Minor in Chemistry will:


Students interested in Minor in Chemistry must complete 18 credits of the following:

Core courses (12 credits)

CHM201Chemical Principles3
CHM202Analytical Chemistry3
CHM204Quantitative Analysis2
CHM311Organic Chemistry I3
CHM313Organic Chemistry I Lab1

Elective courses (6 credits)

Choose two courses out of the following selection:

CHM312Organic Chemistry II3
CHM421Inorganic Chemistry I3
CHM401Instrumental Analysis3

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