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A minor in chemistry or environmental chemistry complements majors in all fields. It provides a quantitative background for liberal arts majors and rounds out a student’s portfolio of skills, making them more adaptable in future pursuits.

Especially for those students interested in the ethical treatment of the environment or in regulatory policies, the environmental chemistry minor offers exposure to measurements and techniques crucial to an understanding of this area.

  • Chemistry Minor Requirements

    Chem 103/113 – General Chemistry I with lab
    Chem 104 or 108 /114 – General Chemistry II with lab
    Chem 203/213 – Organic Chemistry I with lab
    Chem 204/214 – Organic Chemistry II with lab

    + two advanced courses from the following:

    Chem 311 or Chem 442 – Analytical Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
    Chem 351 – Physical Chemistry I
    Chem 352 – Physical Chemistry II
    Chem 401 – Inorganic Chemistry
    Chem 408 – Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Spectroscopy
    Chem 418 – Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory
    Chem 471 – Biochemistry I
    Chem 472 – Biochemistry II
    Chem 496 – Biochemical Techniques
    Chem 540 – Chemistry of Materials

    A student may petition the department to use one semester of undergraduate research – Chem 493 – as one of the two required advanced courses.

  • Environmental Chemistry Minor Requirements

    Chem 103/113 – General Chemistry I with lab
    Chem 104 or 108 /114 – General Chemistry II with lab
    Chem 311 or Chem 442 – Analytical Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry Laboratory
    Chem 317/318 – Principles of Environmental Science/Seminar in Environmental Science

    + two courses from the following:

    Chem 203/213 – Organic Chemistry I with lab
    Chem 204/214 – Organic Chemistry II with lab
    Chem 351 – Physical Chemistry I
    Chem 352 – Physical Chemistry II
    Chem 408 – Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Spectroscopy
    Chem 418 – Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory

    A student may petition the department to substitute one advanced Chem elective with undergraduate research – Chem 493.