Chemistry is the science that explores the fundamental properties, reactivity, and analysis of atoms and molecules. An understanding of chemistry brings an appreciation and understanding of the world, and provides real-life technical skills.

Required Courses

In keeping with the Policy on Minors and Degree Program Concentrations, twelve (12) of the units taken for the Chemistry Minor may not be double-counted with other major or concentration requirements.

Complete ALL of the following courses:

Complete TEN (10) or more units, including one course with a lab and one 400-level course from the following:

  • CHEM 310: Biochemistry I (3 units)
  • CHEM 310L: Biochemistry Lab (1-2 units)
  • CHEM 312: Organic Chemistry II (5 units)
  • CHEM 350: Analytical & Instrumental Chemistry (4 units)
  • CHEM 394: Chemistry Internship (2-4 units)
  • CHEM 395: Special Topics (1-4 units)
  • CHEM 410: Biochemistry II (3 units)
  • CHEM 420: Bioorganic Chemistry Topics (1-4 units)
  • CHEM 430: Environmental and Agricultural Chemistry Topics (1-4 units)
  • CHEM 440: Forensic Chemistry Topics (1-4 units)
  • CHEM 450: Special Problems in Chemistry Laboratory (1-2 units)

Learning Outcomes

LO 1: Chemical Foundations

Students develop problem-solving skills related to the nature of matter at atomic and molecular scales, and can understand and describe bonding, transformations, reactions, an other chemical properties, and they apply basic scientific principles and methods to these chemical processes.

LO2: Advanced Knowledge in Chemistry

Students apply scientific principles and methods in one or more areas of Chemistry selected from among courses in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental, agricultural, forensic, or organic chemistry.