Chemistry  (Minor)

Do you enjoy thinking about scientific problems at the molecular level but have an interest in many different areas? A minor in chemistry may be just right for you. You'll gain a strong foundation of knowledge through both theoretical and experimental courses.

Program Description

The chemistry minor program is designed to give students majoring in other disciplines a solid grounding in the basics of chemistry in order to complement their major degree. It is especially appropriate for students whose majors are in the various disciplines of physics, materials science, geology, engineering and life sciences.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in applied biological sciences (all concentrations); BS and BA in biochemistry; BS in biochemistry (medicinal chemistry); BS and BA in chemistry; BS in chemistry (environmental chemistry); BS in forensic science; BS in health sciences (preprofessional); BS in nutrition; BS in nutrition (human nutrition); BS in medical studies

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.

Enrollment Requirements

A minor in chemistry is awarded to students who complete a minimum 28 credit hours. The following courses are required:

CHM 113 General Chemistry I, SQ (4)
CHM 116 General Chemistry II, SQ (4)
CHM 233 General Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHM 234 General Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHM 237 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)
CHM 238 General Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)
CHM 325 Analytical Chemistry (3)
CHM 326 Advanced Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (1)

Choose between the two combinations of courses: (8 credit hours)

BCH 361 Advanced Principles of Biochemistry (3)
BCH 367 Elementary Biochemistry Laboratory (1)
CHM 341 Elementary Physical Chemistry (3)
CHM 343 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1)

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CHM 345 Physical Chemistry I (3)
CHM 346 Physical Chemistry II (3)
CHM 348 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I, L (1)
CHM 349 Physical Chemistry Laboratory II, L (1)

A minimum grade of "C" (2.00 on a scale of 4.00) is required for each of the courses in the minor. Some courses require prerequisite work in calculus and physics.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

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