Minor in Chemistry and Biochemistry
The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry provides many courses that are of interest to students from the Schools of Biology, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering, and students pursuing pre-health tracks. These students develop greater interest in chemistry while taking these courses and the proposed minor provides a means to enhance their knowledge in a structured and documented manner. Given the multi-disciplinary nature of science and engineering today, the option to pursue more in-depth study outside of the major in a manner documented on their transcripts will benefit graduates as they enter a competitive, global, and diverse workforce.
The minor is likely to be highly attractive to students to apply to medical, pharmacy, dental schools, and graduate schools.
Program of Study
|CHEM 2311||Organic Chemistry I||3|
|CHEM 2312||Organic Chemistry II||3|
|or CHEM 2313||Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry|
|CHEM 3511||Survey of Biochemistry 7||3|
|or CHEM 4511||Biochemistry I|
|Select six (6) credit hours: 6||6|
|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|
|Chemistry of the Solid State|
|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 Hours||15|
- The Chemistry and Biochemistry minor must comprise at least 15 semester hours, of which at least 9 semester hours are upper-division coursework (numbered 3000 or above).
- No more than 3 semester hours of Special Topics courses may be included in the minimum 15 hours of a minor program.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be completed with an overall average of at least 2.0. Six of these credit hours must be taken in residence at Georgia Tech.
- All courses counting toward the minor must be completed with on letter-grade basis.
- Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy Core Areas A through E in a student’s major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a minor. The only exception is if the major School has released specific courses for use toward the minor. Courses used in a minor also may be used to fulfill free electives or technical electives.
- 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 that course is not released towards the minor, the student may substitute it with one of the courses listed below.
- Credit not allowed for both CHEM 3511 and CHEM 4511.
- Credit not allowed for both CHEM 2312 and CHEM 2313