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.
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.
- To provide students with basic information in chemistry through lecture and laboratory courses.
- To equip students with a comprehensive understanding of good laboratory practices.
- To provide student access to modern instrumental techniques and applications.
- To prepare students interested in pursuing further education in health professional fields: chemical engineering, technical and industrial chemistry fields, environmental science and scientific communication fields.
- To equip students with skills to compete for a wider range of job opportunities.
With a Minor in Chemistry:
- Students will successfully show acquisition of basic concepts in chemistry.
- Students will demonstrate adequate experience in laboratory and instrumental modern techniques.
- Students will identify and solve applied chemical problems.
- Students will attain adequate preparation for any career related to chemistry or entrance into professional studies such as health and chemical engineering, and technical advanced fields.
Students interested in Minor in Chemistry must complete 18 credits of the following:
|CHM201/CHM205||Chemical Principles / Fundamentals of Chemistry||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|
|CHM402||Chemistry of Materials||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|
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.
This program requires 18 credits. The duration will vary depending on how many of the minor courses can be counted as part of your major courses. Make sure to consult with your advisor.
This minor is offered in Beirut and Byblos.