Chemistry Minor

Broaden your chemistry skills

A minor in chemistry complements a variety of degree programs, as chemistry is the foundation for many fields of study, particularly those in the natural and applied sciences.

By choosing to minor in chemistry, you can enhance your learning by:

  • Developing a broader sense of science
  • Increasing your communication skills
  • Selecting courses in an emphasis area most interesting to you


Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
  1. CHM 160(4), 161(1), 170(3), 171(1); CHM 201(3) and 202(2) or CHM 342(3) and 345(2).
  2. Select an emphasis area from:
    1. Analytical: CHM 302(5).
    2. Biochemistry: CHM 352(3) and 353(2); or CHM 554(3) and 555(2).
    3. Environmental: CHM 460(3) and 461(3).
    4. Inorganic: CHM 375(3) and 376(2).
    5. Organic: CHM 343(3); and CHM 514(3) or 542(3).
    6. Physical: CHM 506(3); and CHM 507(3) or 508(2).
    7. Pre-Health: CHM 343(3); and CHM 352(3) or 554(3).
    8. Student Option: Select at least eight hours in CHM courses numbered 302 or higher.

Declare a minor in chemistry by contacting the Registrar, either by email or in person, with your intent to declare a minor. There is no fee or form required by the chemistry department to declare a minor in chemistry.