Academic Bulletin 2023-2024 
    May 30, 2024  
Academic Bulletin 2023-2024

Chemistry Minor

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Faculty: Betush, Chapp, Deckert, Garcia, Guldan, Murphree, Persichini

The Chemistry minor is a program in the Mathematics and Natural Sciences Area of Study. Chemistry minors may not major in Biochemistry.

Chemistry Minor Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete a minor in chemistry are expected to be able to:

  • Demonstrate a broad knowledge of the fundamental concepts of stoichiometry, atomic theory, structure and reactivity of elements and compounds, physical properties of matter, kinetics, equilibrium, and thermodynamics;
  • Conduct safe and appropriate experiments to answer chemical questions, interpret the results of these experiments, and effectively communicate these results in both oral and written forms;
  • Critically analyze chemical data, hypotheses, results, theories, and explanations by applying both chemical knowledge and intuition. 

The Chemistry Minor

The Chemistry minor consists of 28 credits. At graduation, Chemistry minors must have a GPA of at least 2.0 in departmental courses and in required courses outside the department. The calculation is based on the grades of all required courses for completion of the minor. Only the most recent grade is considered for courses that have been repeated. A maximum of credits may be presented on a Credit/No Credit basis for the minor. Chemistry courses numbered below 120 may not be counted toward the minor. A maximum of 8 transfer credits may be counted toward the minor requirements; exceptions must be approved by the department chair. Only transfer credits with Allegheny equivalency may be counted toward the minor.


One advanced chemistry course (two credits) numbered in the 400’s

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