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Chemistry Minor

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  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2024
  • Required credits in this minor: 26
Chemistry is the central science that plays an unparalleled role in our society. It helps us understand the world at the molecular level. A minor in chemistry opens up opportunities in diverse fields such as medicine, forensic science, clinical laboratory science, environmental chemistry, and biotechnology.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Chemistry Minor Requirements
Take exactly 11 course(s) totaling exactly 26 credit(s) from the following:
· CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory [PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV] (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory (1.0 cr)
· CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2.0 cr)
· CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I (3.0 cr)
· CHEM 3022 - Fate and Analysis of Chemicals (4.0 cr)
· CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory (1.0 cr)
 
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CHEM 1061 - Chemical Principles I (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Concepts of inorganic chemistry, atomic theory/structure, periodicity of elements. Basic rules of oxidation/chemical combination. Molecular structure (hybridization, molecular orbitals). Thermochemistry, gases, solution process, colligative properties. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1062 - Chemical Principles II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Behavior of gases, thermodynamics, properties of solutions, solution equilibria, oxidation/reduction reactions. Rigorous course. Develops chemical foundations required in some agriculture, environmental, preprofessional programs. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 1065 - Chemical Principles I Laboratory (PHYS SCI, PEOPLE/ENV)
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1001
CHEM 1066 - Chemical Principles II Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Basic laboratory skills. Investigating physical/chemical phenomena associated with lecture material. Experimental design, data collection/treatment, discussion of errors, proper treatment of hazardous wastes. prereq: 1061 minimum C- grade, 1065
CHEM 2301 - Organic Chemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Important classes of organic compounds, their structures/reactions. Relation between structure, reactivity, and properties. Spectroscopic characterization of organic molecules. prereq: 1062, 1066, concurrent enrollment in 2310
CHEM 2302 - Organic Chemistry II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Reactions, synthesis, and characterization of organic compounds and biologically significant classes of organic compounds (lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids). prereq: [Grade of at least C- in 2301 or consent of instructor], concurrent enrollment in 2311
CHEM 2310 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Laboratory techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: Concurrent enrollment in 2301
CHEM 2311 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Lab techniques in synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. prereq: 2310, concurrent enrollment in 2302
CHEM 3021 - Biochemistry I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Fundamentals of biochemistry. Structure/function of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates. Metabolism, regulation of metabolism. Quantitative treatments of chemistry equilibria, enzyme catalysis, and bioenergetics. Chemistry basis of genetic information. prereq: Grade of at least C- in [2301 or consent of instructor], BIOL 1009
CHEM 3022 - Fate and Analysis of Chemicals
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Fate and analysis of chemicals in single and multimedia systems. Use analytical tools and knowledge of chemistry to determine where chemicals will go in multimedia systems such as the environment and bodies of living organisms including humans. Recommended prereq: CHEM 2301, CHEM 2310
CHEM 3025 - Biochemistry I Laboratory
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Contemporary biochemistry research techniques, hypothesis testing, and communication of results, which will cover studies of chemical equilibrium and pH, enzyme catalysis and kinetics, protein purification and analysis using chromatography and electrophoresis techniques, immunological techniques using ELISA and Western analysis and cell culture techniques. prereq: 2301, BIOL 1009