The Chemistry minor makes it possible for students to pursue their personal interests by selecting upper-level electives in Chemistry. It also permits students majoring in another field to pursue a program of study in the physical sciences.
Prerequisites may apply to many of these Electives courses. Please see individual course descriptions.
Appropriate 300-level or above courses from other departments may be substituted to meet one course of the CHEM Electives requirement with the approval of the Chemistry department chair.
|Minor Requirements (20 credits)|
|CHEM-112||General Chemistry II||4|
|CHEM-221||Organic Chemistry I||4|
|Select two additional Chemistry courses at the 300/400 level||8|
Upon completion of the Chemistry Minor, students will:
- Have a knowledge of and an ability to apply algebra, and statistical methods to the solution of chemically related problems.
- Have an understanding of the applications and principles of chemistry to the analysis of systems.
- Have the ability to characterize systems, including the ability to systematically acquire, analyze, and interpret data.
- Have the ability to recognize, formulate, and model processes with the primary intent of recommending and implementing process improvement.
- Be able to effectively serve on interdisciplinary teams and, in many cases, be capable of leading / facilitating these teams.
- Understand that chemistry is a profession imposing significant social and ethical responsibilities with global implications that must be effectively addressed.
- Have the ability to evaluate, select and use the modern computer and information technology tools and techniques required for professional practice in the physical sciences.
- Understand the major concepts and assumptions of chemistry as it relates the physical sciences to technology and society.
- Understand the principles of chemistry, procedures of inquiry, and scientific dispositions, and learning experiences that make these aspects of the subject matter meaningful.
- Understand the importance of developing critical thinking, problem solving and performance skills as related to the profession.
- Understand the role of communication and the use of knowledge of effective verbal and nonverbal techniques to foster active inquiry, collaboration, and supportive interaction in the field.
- Understand the meaning of life-long learning, and foster relationships with colleagues and agencies in the larger community to develop professionally.