Chemistry Minor - Calendar Program Description

Below is a list of courses that might be of interest to a student wishing to pursue a Chemistry minor. Note that this is only a recommendation and that there are many other possible courses that could be used.

Lower Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
Chem 121 4 General Chemistry and Laboratory 1 Recommended Co-Req: MATH 151, PHYS 120 Required Q, B-Sci
Chem 122 2 General Chemistry 2 CHEM 121. Recommended Co-Req: MATH 152, PHYS 121 Required Q, B-Sci
Chem 126 2 General Chemistry Laboratory 2 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Required Q
Chem 215 4 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry CHEM 122, CHEM 126 Pre-requisite for CHEM 391 Q
Chem 260 4 Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy CHEM 122, MATH 152, PHYS 121. Recommended: MATH 232 Pre-requisite for CHEM 460 Q
Chem 281 4 Organic Chemistry 1 CHEM 121. Co-req: CHEM 122 Pre-requisite for CHEM 282 Q
CHEM 282 2 Organic Chemistry 2 CHEM 281 Pre-requisite for CHEM 391 Q
CHEM 230 3 Inorganic Chemistry CHEM 122 Pre-requisite for CHEM 391 Q
PHYS 121 3 Optics, Electricity and Magnetism PHYS 120. Co-Req: MATH 152 Pre-requisite for CHEM 460 Q, B-Sci
PHYS 120 3 Mechanics and Modern Physics Co-Req: MATH 151   Q, B-Sci

Upper Division Courses

Code Credits Name Requires Reason WQB
CHEM 460 3 Advanced Physical Chemistry MATH 251, CHEM 260, CHEM 360 Recommended Q
CHEM 360 3 Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics CHEM 122, MATH 152, PHYS 121. Recommended: MATH 251 Pre-requisite for CHEM 460 Q
CHEM 391 3 Industrial Chemistry CHEM 215, CHEM 230, CHEM 282 Recommended  
Total: 9        
Required: 14        

Synergy

Chemists frequently work with data, particularly in analytical chemistry. Statistics can allow them to quantify the randomness inherent in chemical processes. 

Possible Careers (Please consult other resources e.g. Career Services)

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Lab Manager
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