Minor Requirements

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers minors in either chemistry or biochemistry.
Below are the required courses to obtain a minor in either chemistry or biochemistry.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

  • General Chemistry
    • General Chemistry Sequence:
      • CHEM 1113/1114 (5) and CHEM1133/1134 (5)
  • Organic Chemistry
    • One of the following Organic Chemistry Sequences including lab:
      • Lecture:
        • CHEM 3311(4) and CHEM 3331(4)
        • CHEM 3351(4) and CHEM 3371(4)
      • Lab:
        • CHEM 3321(1) and CHEM 3341(1)
        • CHEM 3361(2) and CHEM 3381(2)
  • Physical Chemistry
    • CHEM 4411(3) or CHEM 4511(3)
  • noteIcon Note: Physical Chemistry 1 has a prerequisite of calculus 3 and a prerequisite or co-requisite of PHYS 1120(4).
  • One of the Following:
    • CHEM 4431(3) or CHEM 4531(3) - Physical Chemistry 2
    • CHEM 4011(3) - Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 4171(3) - Instrumental Analysis
  • noteIcon Note: CHEM 4011 has Physical Chemistry 1 as a prerequisite and Physical Chemistry 2 as a co-requisite or prerequisite.

Biochemistry Minor Requirements

  • General Chemistry
    • General Chemistry Sequence:
      • CHEM 1113/1114  (5) and CHEM 1133/1134 (5)
  • Organic Chemistry
    • One of the following Organic Chemistry Sequences including lab:
      • Lecture:
        • CHEM 3311(4) and CHEM 3331(4)
        • CHEM 3351(4) and CHEM 3371(4)
      • Lab:
        • CHEM 3321(1) and CHEM 3341(1)
        • CHEM 3361(2) and CHEM 3381(2)
  • Physical Chemistry
    • CHEM 4411(3) or CHEM 4511(3)
  • noteIcon Note: Physical Chemistry 1 has a prerequisite of calculus 3 and a prerequisite or co-requisite of PHYS 1120(4).

  • Biochemistry
    • One of the following:
      • CHEM 4611(3)
      • CHEM 4711(3) and CHEM 4731(3)

    The College of Arts and Sciences will allow a maximum of 9 hours of transfer credit, including 6 upper-division credit hours, to count towards a minor.

    These minor programs each require six semesters of CHEM courses. (Students may transfer in through organic chemistry only.) All required courses must be complete with grade of C- or better, and the overall GPA in all CHEM courses taken must be 2.0 or higher.

    Students who have taken CHEN 1211 and CHEM 1221 may substitute them for CHEM 1113/1114  in the minor requirements. Engineering students who have taken CHEM 4521 may use this course to satisfy the physical chemistry 1 requirement for both minors. CHEN 4521 can not be used to satisfy the physical chemistry requirement for either minor.