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). CHEM 4411 will not be offerred after fall 2014.

 

  • One of the Following:
    • CHEM 4431(3) or CHEM 4531(3) - Physical Chemistry 2
    • CHEM 4011(3) - Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM 4171(3) - Instrumental Analysis
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    Note: CHEM 4011 has Physical Chemistry 1 as a prerequisite and Physical Chemistry 2 as a co-requisite or prerequisite. CHEM 4431 will not be offered after spring 2015.

     

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 4400, 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).  CHEM 4411 will not be offered after fall 2014.

Biochemistry

  • One of the following:
    • CHEM 4611(3)
    • CHEM 4711(4) and CHEM 4731(4)
    • CHEM 4700(4) and either CHEM 4720 or CHEM 4740

noteIcon Note:Students who take MCDB 3150 cannot take CHEM 4740 to fulfill their biochemistry minor requirements.  CHEM 4711 will not be offerred after spring 2015 and CHEM 4731 will not be offered after fall 2015.

 

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 a minimum of 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.