Minor in Chemistry and Biochemistry

The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides many courses that are of interest to students from the Schools of Biological Sciences, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, and students pursuing pre-health requirements. The Minor in Chemistry and Biochemistry provides a structured means to enhance chemical knowledge and a multi-disciplinary approach to problem-solving. Documentation of the additional courses may benefit students as they enter a competitive, global, and diverse workforce.

The minor is likely to be attractive to students applying to medical, pharmacy, dental, and graduate schools.

 All students must meet Institute minor requirements

Required courses: 1,2,3
CHEM 2311Organic Chemistry I3
CHEM 2312Organic Chemistry II3
or CHEM 2313 Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
CHEM 3511Survey of Biochemistry 73
or CHEM 4511 Biochemistry I
or CHEM 3521 Biochemistry I
Select six (6) credit hours:6
Inorganic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
The Science of Alternative Energy
Applications of Inorganic Chemistry in Current Energy Research
Advanced Organic Chemistry
Applied Spectroscopy
Chemistry of the Solid State
Computational Chemistry
Biochemistry II
Biochemistry II
Biophysical Chemistry
Atmospheric Chemistry
Biocatalysis and Metabolic Engineering
Drug Design, Development, and Delivery
Polymer Science and Engineering I: Formation and Properties
Polymer Science and Engineering II: Analysis, Processing, and Laboratory
Special Topics (with approval of the director of undergraduate studies)
Total Credit Hours15

If the student's major degree program requires the use of one of these courses (CHEM 2311, CHEM 2312, CHEM 2313, CHEM 3511, and/or CHEM 4511 and/or CHEM 3521) and that course is not released towards the minor, the student may substitute it with one of the courses listed below.


Credit only allowed for one of CHEM 3511, CHEM 4511, and CHEM 3521


Credit not allowed for both CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2313