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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Minor

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Students must complete 19 semester hours, plus associated prerequisites within the framework of specific courses, to qualify for a minor in chemistry.

A grade of “C-” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the minor. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.

Required Courses


14 semester credit hours of chemistry elective courses are required, such that, when added to the 5 semester credit hours from the ”Required Courses” above, 19 total semester credit hours are completed. Information about allowable elective courses are outlined below.

  • Any CHE 3000-level or 4000-level courses are acceptable with the following specifications:
    • Two of these courses must be laboratories
    • No more than 3 semester credit hours from any combination of CHE 3890 CHE 4650 , and CHE 4370  
    • Either of the following Physical Chemistry sequences are acceptable:
      • Survey of Physical Chemistry lecture and laboratory (CHE 3190  and CHE 3200 )
      • Physical Chemistry: Quantum Mechanics and Spectroscopy lecture and laboratory (CHE 4450  and CHE 4480 )
  • Exceptions: The following courses are not acceptable for the chemistry minor:
    • Senior Experience Courses (CHE 4300 CHE 4950 , and CHE 4960 ) since these are already University requirements
    • Crime Scene Investigation I and II Courses (CHE 3600  and CHE 3610 )
      • Students interested in these courses should seek the criminalistics minor.

Recommended course sequences are available in the department office and on the department website. To ensure greater success in planning a minor, students should consult with a faculty or department advisor to ensure their desired course schedule will fulfill the requirements outlined above.

Subtotal: 14 credits

Total for Minor: 19 credits

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