Minor in Chemistry
The mission of the Minor in Chemistry Program is to provide you with a supportive environment to learn the principles of chemistry, the different laboratory skills, and instrumental techniques.
The program allows you 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 your 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.
- To provide you with basic information in chemistry through lecture and laboratory courses.
- To equip you with a comprehensive understanding of good laboratory practices.
- To provide you access to modern instrumental techniques and applications.
- To prepare you for further education in health professional fields: chemical engineering, technical and industrial chemistry fields, environmental science and scientific communication fields.
- To equip you with skills to compete for a wider range of job opportunities.
With a Minor in Chemistry:
- You will successfully show acquisition of basic concepts in chemistry.
- You will demonstrate adequate experience in laboratory and instrumental modern techniques.
- You will identify and solve applied chemical problems.
- You 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|
- CHM201 is a pre-requisite to all chemistry courses and hence must be taken by all students undergoing the minor in chemistry.
- 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.