Chemistry Department Minors

Analytical Chemistry Minor

PEAKS | Professional Studies & Enhancements |

The Analytical Chemistry Minor is meant to create a foundation in preparation for a career in laboratory chemical analysis. As a professional enhancement minor, the Analytical Chemistry Minor is further designed to help prepare students to succeed in graduate school work involving instrumentation and analytical chemical laboratory techniques. Through this minor students will be introduced to statistical analysis of data, chemical science foundation, and techniques of standard laboratory practice and instrumentation in chemical analysis. This minor is not available for Chemistry majors.

Students interested in the analytical chemistry minor should consider a major or minor in mathematics or one of the natural sciences.

The following courses are required for the analytical chemistry minor (19 credits).

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students gain skills and concepts necessary to be successful in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Students analyze and interpret data using modern technological tools.
  • Students develop problem solving skills.
  • Students learn to communicate in a manner appropriate for the field.

Chemistry Minor

PEAKS | Natural Sciences & Mathematics |

The central science of chemistry is at the intersection of biology, physics, and mathematics. Thus, an understanding and appreciation of its precepts, practices, and limitations is germane to all sciences and is a vital component of the liberal arts curriculum. This minor satisfies the state requirements for the secondary education second-teaching field in chemistry. The quantitative nature of chemistry necessitates an ability to gain and apply mathematical tools. Students are assumed to be proficient in algebra and are expected to complete a minimum of one mathematics course, excluding MAT-105 and MAT-221.

The following courses are required for the Chemistry Minor (20 credits):

Student Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain skills and concepts necessary to understand modern chemistry and chemistry laboratory methods.
  • Students will develop an understanding of modern theories of chemistry.
  • Students will develop problem solving and analysis skills appropriate for the field.
  • Students learn to communicate in a manner appropriate for the field.