Chemistry Minor

The minor in chemistry allows majors in other fields to complete a significant portion of the coursework required for the chemistry major. It allows the flexible selection of coursework from the traditional subdisciplines of organic, inorganic, physical, and analytical chemistry.

Course Title
Prerequisites
General Chemistry 2
and General Chemistry Laboratory 2
Accelerated General Chemistry 2
and Accelerated General Chemistry Laboratory 2
Advanced General Physical Chemistry
and Advanced General Physical Chemistry Laboratory
or equivalent
Chemistry courses at the 300 level may have additional chemistry, physics, and/or mathematics prerequisites.
Minor Requirements (6 units plus additional units for required labs)
Six 200- or 300- level lecture courses 1
  • Life science majors and premedical students are advised to take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 210-1
    CHEM 210-2
    CHEM 210-3
    CHEM 230-2
    CHEM 230-3
    Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry Lab I
    and Organic Chemistry Lab II
    or CHEM 212-1
    CHEM 212-2
    CHEM 212-3
    CHEM 232-1
    CHEM 232-2
    Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
    and Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
    3 additional courses
  • Physical science majors are advised to take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 342-1
    CHEM 342-2
    CHEM 342-3
    Thermodynamics
    and Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy
    and Kinetics and Statistical Thermodynamics
    3 additional courses
  • Students with interests in materials science, earth and planetary science, or environmental science should take:
    Course Title
    CHEM 210-1
    CHEM 210-2
    CHEM 230-2
    CHEM 333-0
    Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry
    and Organic Chemistry Lab I
    and Inorganic Chemistry
    3 additional courses
  • Other programs for the minor may be designed with departmental approval to suit individual needs; interested students should contact the director of undergraduate studies in chemistry.