A minor in Chemistry will supply students with a basic understanding of inorganic and organic chemistry. Students will explore topics such as chemical stoichiometry, atomic theory, kinetics, and biochemistry.


Below is a list of courses that are required to earn a minor in Chemistry. Take a look at the list below to help give you an idea of classes within this program. Be sure to review the official requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Note: This list is intended to give you a glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising.

Required Courses

CHM 111 General Chemistry I    Credit Hours: 4
This course includes the fundamental principles and qualitative aspects of general inorganic chemistry. Topics discussed include the study of chemical stoichiometry, atomic theory, chemical bonding and kinetic molecular theory.

CHM 112 General Chemistry II    Credit Hours: 4 
This course is a continuation of CHM 111. This course includes the study of solution chemistry, kinetics, oxidation-reductions, equilibria, and acids and bases.
Prerequisite: CHM 111

CHM 335 Organic Chemistry I    Credit Hours: 4 
This is the first course in the study of the compounds of carbon. This course includes the study of structure, mechanisms, synthesis, and reactions of organic compounds.
Prerequisite: CHM 112

CHM 336 Organic Chemistry II    Credit Hours: 4 
This course is a continuation of CHM 335.
Prerequisite: CHM 335

CHM/BIO 338 Biochemistry    Credit Hours: 3 
This course introduces molecules of biological importance. Topics include the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids, and enzymes and their role in metabolism. This course may count as both biology elective and as hours toward the chemistry minor.
Prerequisite: CHM 335 and BIO 101 or 102

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