Chemistry Minor

Fundamental knowledge of chemistry is relevant in a variety of careers, and a minor in chemistry is a good complement to many majors. For Business majors there are opportunities to become entrepreneurs or work with tech start-up companies using applications of chemistry such as development of new materials for energy, electronics, buildings, and medical implants. Other prime business opportunities include discoveries of cures for diseases, new pharmaceuticals and natural medicines. Criminology majors gain hands-on experience with chemistry techniques and instrumentation used in crime scene investigation and forensic analysis. Education students complete coursework for an additional area of teacher certification. Mathematics and Computer Science majors apply chemistry to molecular modeling, computational chemistry, drug discovery and informatics. Pre-Law students gain understanding of chemicals and processes important in Patent Law. Psychology majors apply chemistry to understanding the nervous system, brain, and effects of drugs. Biology majors broaden and deepen their knowledge of the fundamental topics inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry

Students must take at least 18 credits, distributed as follows:

A. Foundation Courses: (8 credits)

  • CP2120 Principles of Chemistry I 3 cr
  • CP2121 Principles of Chemistry Lab I 1 cr
  • CP2130 Principles of Chemistry II 3 cr
  • CP2131 Principles of Chemistry Lab II 1 cr

B. Elective Courses: (minimum of 10 credits from among the following)

  • CP3300 Organic Chemistry I 3 cr
  • CP3310 Organic Chemistry II 3 cr
  • CP3400 Analytical Chemistry 5 cr
  • CP3450 Inorganic Chemistry 3 cr
  • CP4490 Biochemistry for Life Sciences 3 cr
  • CP4510 Biochemistry I 3 cr
  • CP4515 Biochemistry II 3 cr
  • CP4520 Biochemistry Lab 2 cr
  • CP4700 Physical Chemistry I 3 cr
  • CP4710 Physical Chemistry II 3 cr
  • CP4720 Physical Chemistry Lab 2 cr
  • CP4800 Advanced Chemical Methods 5 cr
  • CP5500 Advanced Topics in Chemistry 3 cr