The Minor in Chemistry

Course Requirements for the Minor: 23 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this minor.

Lower-Division Courses: 12 units

3 courses required:

CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)
CHEM 112 General Chemistry 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 111.
CHEM 270 Organic Chemistry 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.

Upper-Division Courses: 11 units

3 courses required:

CHEM 320 Quantitative Analysis 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
CHEM 370 Organic Chemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 270.
CHEM 370L Organic Chem Laboratory 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 370 may be taken as a prerequisite or concurrently with CHEM 370L.

3 units selected from:

CHEM 300 The Chemical Literature 1.0 FA WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, CHEM 270.
CHEM 331 Physical Chemistry 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: CHEM 320, MATH 220, PHYS 204B, PHYS 204C.
CHEM 347 Radiation/Radioisotopes 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Completion of 4 units of physics or physical science and 5 units of chemistry.
CHEM 360 Descriptive Inorganic Chem 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
CHEM 398 Special Topics 1.0 -3.0 FS
CHEM 399 Special Problems 1.0 -3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 112, faculty permission.
CHEM 411 Chemistry Teaching Methods 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 112, CHEM 270. CHEM 320 is recommended.
CHEM 440 Environmental Chemistry 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.
CHEM 445 Environmental Toxicology 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 108 or CHEM 270.
CHEM 451 Biochemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 370.
CHEM 475 Advanced Organic Laboratory 2.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 370.
CHEM 477 Seminar Organic Spectroscopy 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of CHEM 370.
CHEM 491 Research Project 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: Open by invitation to chemistry majors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher; faculty permission.