Chemistry, Minor - Liberal Arts

Liberal Arts (Code 100-405)

A minimum of 24 semester credits, including:
Chemistry Core
Select one of the following: 16
Chemical Principles
General Chemistry I Lecture
and General Chemistry I Laboratory
and General Chemistry II with Lab
Additional Required:
CHEM 218Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry3
CHEM 325Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory4
CHEM 326Organic Chemistry II with Laboratory4
CHEM 213Quantitative Analysis4
or CHEM 352 Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Total Core Credits21
Remaining credits selected from:
Quantitative Analysis
Environmental Chemistry
Bioinorganic Chemistry
Fundamentals of Biochemistry
Molecules and Medicine
Biophysical Chemistry
Survey of Industrial Chemistry
Modern Organic Chemistry
Physical Chemistry I
Physical Chemistry II
Polymer Chemistry

Other advanced courses may be approved by petition. 


 Only six credits of the CHEM 105/CHEM 106/CHEM 109 sequence are credited to the minor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Structure and Bonding: Students can describe the structural properties of matter, as well as rationalize and predict chemical stability or physical properties on the basis of structure.
  • Reactivity and Stability: Students can classify and rationalize chemical transformations, and predict and quantify products.
  • Laboratory Skills: Students will become proficient in rudimentary laboratory techniques.
  • Chemical Safety: Students will function safely in a chemical laboratory, and will manage waste effectively.