Chemistry Minor - CHEM

The minor in Chemistry (CHEM) consists of a year of General Chemistry plus student selection from a variety of upper division courses. The minor is open to all undergraduates except Chemistry majors, and of particular value to students majoring in fields related to chemistry, such as biology, the earth sciences, physics, and the pre-professional programs in the health sciences and engineering. Students planning to complete requirements for a Chemistry minor must make all arrangements with the Chairperson of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, 249 Physical Science, 607.436.3193.

Core Courses 8 s.h.

  • CHEM 111 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 112 General Chemistry II

Selections 10 s.h.

  • CHEM 214 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 226 Elementary Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 241 Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 242 Inorganic Chemistry Lab
  • CHEM 315 Advanced Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 322 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 323 Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 324 Physical Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 325 Industrial Organic Chemistry
  • CHEM 330 General Biochemistry
  • CHEM 331 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 332 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 333 Macromolecular Biochemistry
  • CHEM 342 Theories of Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 350 Elementary Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM 351 Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 352 Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 353 Physical Chemistry III
  • CHEM 361 Analytical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 362 Analytical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 399 Independent Study in Chemistry (JrS, permission of instructor & department chair)

TOTAL 18 s.h.


1. College rules pertaining to curriculum majors also apply to curriculum minors

  • Minor GPA of at least 2.0
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade unless offered Pass/Fail only
  • One-half (1/2) of the minor coursework must be completed in residence
  • No more than two courses may overlap between/among all majors/minors; any excess requires additional coursework

2. Check proper course selection, sequence and prerequisite requirements with the department of the minor

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