The School of Arts & Sciences

Department of Natural Sciences

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.


Learning outcomes

With a Minor in Chemistry:


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


  1. CHM201 is a pre-requisite to all chemistry courses and hence must be taken by all students undergoing the minor in chemistry.
  2. 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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