The Minor in Chemistry provides non-majors with the Chemistry background that is needed to pursue graduate study or a career in an interdisciplinary field. Students in professional programs (medical, dental, veterinary, pharmacy), or majoring in Biology or Environmental Science and Resource Management, in particular, should consider obtaining a Chemistry minor, since a significant portion of the coursework needed for the Chemistry minor is included in these programs.

Requirements for the Minor in Chemistry (23 units)

Lower Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 121 General Chemistry I and Laboratory (4)
CHEM 122 General Chemistry II and Laboratory (4)

Upper Division Requirements (8 units)

CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry I (3)
CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (1)
CHEM 314 Organic Chemistry II (3)
CHEM 315 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (1)

Electives (7 units)

A total of seven units of electives (CHEM 250, CHEM 251, or courses numbered 300 or higher) in addition to those required, are needed. A maximum of three units of upper-division interdisciplinary GE credit (CHEM 330-349 or CHEM 430-449) may be applied as chemistry electives towards the degree. One unit of Chemistry learning community courses (i.e., CHEM 313 and 316) may be used as electives toward the degree. No more than a combined total of six units of CHEM 492, 494, and 497 may be applied as electives.