Chemistry Minor

  • The minimum prerequisites for the chemistry minor are B- in CHEM 103 or a B in one year of high school chemistry, and a B- in MATH 110 or equivalent (e.g., a score of 65 on ALEKS).
  • A student must complete all prerequisites for a BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or better before taking the course (except as noted in the course description). 
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in all biology, chemistry, biochemistry, math, and physics courses required for the major must be maintained.
  • A student must complete each BIOC, BIOL, or CHEM course with a C- or higher for the course to meet a degree requirement in the Department of Biology and Chemistry.
CHEM 151
CHEM 152
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II 1,2
CHEM 251
CHEM 252
Organic Chemistry: Theory I
and Organic Chemistry: Theory II
CHEM 261
CHEM 262
Organic Chemistry - Lab
and Organic Chemistry - Lab
Upper-division Chemistry Electives7
Elective units are to be chosen from the following list. These 7 units may not include units used to fulfill requirements of the student’s major.
Principles of Biochemistry
Biomolecular Chemistry
Biomolecular Metabolism
Quantitative Chemical Analysis - Theory
and Quantitative Chemical Analysis - Laboratory
Instrumental Analysis: Theory
and Instrumental Analysis - Lab 3
Physical Biochemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry I Lab
Physical Chemistry II Lab
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry
Advanced Topics in Chemistry
Total Units23