Minor in Chemistry

The minor in Chemistry teaches the basics of general and organic chemistry, as well as of one other area of the student’s choice. The minor is designed to ensure a level of expertise in chemistry that allows the student to be knowledgeable and conversant in chemistry fundamentals.


The minor consists of a minimum of five 4-credit courses:

  • CAS CH 111, 112 (or CH 101, 102, 201 or CH 109, 110)
  • CAS CH 211, 212 (or 203, 214 or 203, 204, 220)
  • one advanced 4-credit course in chemistry (CAS CH 232 or a 300-level or higher non-research course). Students in the Modular Medical Integrated Curriculum (MMEDIC) program may substitute GMS BI 751 for this advanced course.

A student wishing to take the minor in Chemistry may use no more than two courses from a major to fulfill the requirements of a minor. A Research in Chemistry course (CAS CH 391/392/491/492) will not count toward the Chemistry minor.

Students interested in the minor should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Chemistry.