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.
The minor in chemistry comprises 28 credit hours of required courses, of which at least 12 credit hours must be completed at the upper-division level. Six of the 12 upper-division credit hours must be taken from courses offered by The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) or higher.
Required Courses -- 20 credit hours
Notes: CHM 325 and CHM 326 should be completed at the Tempe campus for this minor.
Options -- 8 credit hours
Choose one of the following options for the additional 8 credit hours. (8)
Notes: BCH 341 may not be used to substitute CHM 341.
Notes: CHM 345 and CHM 348 are only offered in the Fall semester.
Notes: CHM 346 and CHM 349 are only offered in the Spring semester.
Prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.
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.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
A chemistry minor can benefit those who pursue careers in chemical and electronics industries, manufacturing and environmental industries, in national research labs and forensic labs.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Growth: 8.1%
- Median Salary*: 106260
Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders
- Growth: -5.5%
- Median Salary*: 49330
Chemical Plant and System Operators
- Growth: -3.2%
- Median Salary*: 82670
- Growth: 3.2%
- Median Salary*: 50840
- Growth: 6.2%
- Median Salary*: 80670
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.5%
- Median Salary*: 80720
- Growth: 5.1%
- Median Salary*: 100140
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Growth: 4.9%
- Median Salary*: 57380
- Growth: 2.6%
- Median Salary*: 132750
Biochemists and Biophysicists
- Growth: 6.7%
- Median Salary*: 103810
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Concurrent degree programs are specially designed academic programs which provide high-achieving undergraduate students the opportunity to complete two distinct but complementary bachelor degrees at the same time. Students must meet minimum admissions standards for both programs and be accepted individually by both colleges offering the concurrent program.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs feature the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty.
ASU students may accelerate their studies by earning a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years (for some programs) or by earning a bachelor’s degree in 2.5 or 3 years.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor’s degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.
This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
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