The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

Minor in Chemistry

Chemistry is a science inherently related to engineering, biology and other sciences. Significantly, numerous phenomena in biology, medicine, geology and environmental sciences can be described in terms of the chemical and physical behavior of materials and molecules.

The minor in chemistry allows students to gain a broad knowledge in basic and applied chemistry. Courses in this program focus on the four main pillars of chemistry: physical, analytical, organic and inorganic.

Pursuing a minor in chemistry widens 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. Students of all majors, can gain valuable technical experience with a chemistry minor useful in today’s job market.

Mission

The mission of the Minor in Chemistry Program is to provide students with a supportive environment to learn the principles of chemistry, the different laboratory skills, and instrumental techniques.

Objectives

Learning outcomes

With a Minor in Chemistry:

Curriculum

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

Number Course Cr
CHM201/CHM205 Chemical Principles / Fundamentals of Chemistry 3
CHM301/CHM202 Analytical Chemistry 3
CHM203 Qualitative Analysis 1
CHM204 Quantitative Analysis 2
CHM401 Instrumental analysis 3
CHM311 Organic Chemistry I 3
CHM312 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM 313 Organic Chemistry I lab 1
CHM 330 Physical Chemistry I 4
CHM 332 Physical Chemistry II 3
CHM340 Environmental Chemistry 3
CHM402 Chemistry of Materials 3
CHM403 Polymer Science 3
CHM404 Forensic Chemistry 3
CHM406 Forensic Chemistry lab 2
CHM421/CHM420 Inorganic Chemistry I /  Inorganic Chemistry 3/4
CHM422 Inorganic Chemistry II 3
CHM423 Syn. & Id.of Inorg.Comp. 2
CHM425 Computational Chemistry 2

Note: i) CHM201 is a pre-requisite to all chemistry courses and hence must be taken by all students undergoing the minor in chemistry. ii) If your program requires that you take more than 9-credits of chemistry, only 9-credits can be counted towards your minor.


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