Chemistry Minor

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.