Primary or Secondary Minor
The minor in chemistry is designed to develop problem-solving ability, laboratory skills, data collection and an knowledge base in the areas of organic and inorganic chemistry. The minor will instill knowledge valuable to a variety of fields, including pharmaceutical, health care, dentistry, ecology, and teaching.
Core Chemistry Courses
CHEM 111 - Principles of Chemistry I
A presentation of the basic principles of chemistry including stoichiometry, thermochemistry, atomic and molecular properties, and properties of gases, liquids and solids. Read more »
CHEM 111L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I
An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will include investigations of stoichiometry, gas properties and calorimetry. Read more »
CHEM 112 - Principles of Chemistry II
A utilization of the basic principles of chemistry learned in CHEM 111 in complex chemical systems. Included are solution properties, thermodynamics, kinetics, equilibrium and descriptive inorganic chemistry. Read more »
CHEM 112L - Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II
An introduction of experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will include investigations of acids and bases, redox reactions, equilibrium and kinetics. Read more »
CHEM 337 - Organic Chemistry I
An examination of the structures, properties and reactions of aliphatic hydrocarbons, alcohols and ethers. General reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry are also discussed. Read more »
CHEM 337L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
Experimental work involving the synthesis, separation and identification of organic compounds, including the use of gas-liquid chromatography. Read more »
CHEM 338 - Organic Chemistry II
An examination of the structures, properties and reactions of aromatic compounds and organic compounds containing oxygen, nitrogen and sulfur. Biological applications and multistep synthesis are also studied. Read more »
CHEM 338L - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II
A continuation of CHEM 337L, spectrophotometric methods are included. Read more »
Additional Program Requirements
Two additional CHEM term courses are required, not to include CHEM 109 or 110.
All chemistry lab courses include a fee for supplies which is billed at the time of registration.