The chemistry minor requires 7 courses including CHEM 107 and CHEM 108 or 5 courses for a student with AP/IB credit.
Students may not take any course pass/fail that is counted towards the minor. Independent studies do not count towards the minor.
- 301 quantum requires math 105, 106 and 205, physics 107 prereq or coreq physics 108
- 302 statistical thermodynamics requires math 105 and 106, prereq or coreq physics 107
- 310 biophysical chemistry requires math 105 and 106 and physics 107
- S37 requires CHEM 301
- S42 requires CHEM 218 and CHEM 215
- CHEM 107A or CH/ES 107B
- CHEM 108A or CH/ES 108B
- Any two other courses/units, at least one of which must be at the 200-level or above or S42 or S37 and which may include CHEM 217 or CHEM 218 but not both. A departmentally-approved summer research experience may be applied in place of one of these two courses/units. AP credit may not be used in lieu of any of the requirements in (1) or (2) above. Students with AP credit are encouraged to complete a chemistry minor. Biology and neuroscience majors cannot do this concentration and are encouraged to complete a chemistry minor. A departmentally-approved summer research experience may be applied towards this concentration.
Information for the Classes of 2009 and 2010. The following courses may serve as a department-designated set: 107A-108A, 107A-108B, 107B-108A, 107B- 108B, 107A-125, 107B-125, 107A-s21, 107B-s21. The following courses and units may serve as partial fulfillment of the natural science requirement as a third course: 125, 199, s21, s22, s23, s28, s32, and s33. The quantitative requirement may be satisfied through any course or unit except 132, s21, or s28. Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, or A-Level credit awarded by the department/program may not be used toward fulfillment of any General Education requirements.
Please note: Bio majors are required to take CHEM 107 and 108 and the Chem GEC requires those two courses as well. Since there is a rule that gen ed and majors can overlap by no more than 1 course this makes it impossible for bio majors to do the Chem GEC. We strongly encourage interested bio majors to complete the chemistry minor.