Minor in Chemistry

A minor in chemistry requires foundational coursework in calculus and physics, general chemistry, organic chemistry, quantitative analysis, and six units of upper-division chemistry electives.  It may be appropriate for students interested in careers that involve some knowledge of chemistry and chemical laboratory work, but not a full degree in chemistry.

Requirements for a Minor in Chemistry (38-46 units)

CHEM 2100General Chemistry I4
CHEM 2100LGeneral Chemistry I Laboratory1
CHEM 2200General Chemistry II4
CHEM 2200LGeneral Chemistry II Laboratory1
The organic chemistry requirement may be met by either:5-8
Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
or the following four courses:
Organic Chemistry I Lecture
Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
Organic Chemistry II
Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
CHEM 3200Quantitative Analysis4
Choose either of the following:3-8
Modeling with Calculus
Calculus I
and Calculus II
PHYS 2000Introduction to Physics I4
PHYS 2000LIntroduction to Physics I Lab1
PHYS 2010Introduction to Physics II4
PHYS 2010LIntroduction to Physics II Lab1
Note: Physics requirement may be met by taking PHYS 2500, 2500L, 2510, and 2510L (10 units) instead of PHYS 2000, 2000L, 2010 and 2010L.
Choose 6 units of upper-division chemistry electives from the following list: 6
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Inorganic Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry for Biochemists I
Physical Chemistry for Biochemists II
Topics in Chemistry
Topics in Chemistry Laboratory
Topics in Chemistry
Polymer Science
Materials Chemistry
Instrumental Analysis
Environmental Chemistry
Chemistry of the Elements
Medicinal Chemistry
Computational Chemistry
Internship in Chemistry
Internship in Chemistry
Internship in Chemistry
Directed Laboratory Research
Directed Laboratory Research
Directed Laboratory Research
Independent Study
Independent Study
Independent Study
Total Units38-46