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The objective of the Minor in Chemistry is to provide students with the opportunity to gain additional knowledge and skills in chemistry, and at the same time, provide additional options for students still wishing to have an emphasis in another field of science (e.g. Biology). This Minor is also intended to provide students with additional qualifications, thereby enhancing their options in science-related careers and graduate studies, particularly in fields such as biotechnology and the environmental sciences.

Administered by: Department of Chemistry and Biology

Exclusions: This minor is not available to students in the following programs:


To receive this Minor, students must complete six (6) courses from the following curriculum:

Required courses (2):

CHY 103 General Chemistry I
CHY 113 General Chemistry II
Plus four (4) of the following courses:

CHY 142 Organic Chemistry I
CHY 213 Analytical Chemistry I
CHY 223 Analytical Chemistry II
CHY 242 Organic Chemistry II
CHY 330 Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy
CHY 339 Characterization of Organic Compounds
CHY 344 Inorganic Chemistry
CHY 381 Physical Chemistry I
CHY 382 Physical Chemistry II
CHY 399 Property-Directed Integrated Laboratory
CHY 431 Applied Analytical Chemistry
CHY 434 Analytical Chemistry of Complex Samples
CHY 435 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation
CHY 436 Pharmaceutical Chemistry
CHY 437 Organic Chemistry
CHY 445 Materials Chemistry
CHY 449 Inorganic Chemistry II
CHY 501 Polymer Chemistry
CHY 600 Organic Reaction Mechanisms
CHY 706 Computational and Quantum Chemistry

Please see Senate Policy 2, Section 7.4 for further information about Minors.