Chemistry Minor

Minor - Chemistry

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 34-38

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2018-2019


Lower-Division Core Courses18
Upper-Division Core Courses7-8
Physical Chemistry Requirement3-4
Upper-Division Electives6-8
Teaching Chemistry Track
Total Hours34-38

Lower-Division Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:
College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab
College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab
CHMY 221Organic Chemistry I3
CHMY 222Organic Chemistry I Lab2
CHMY 223Organic Chemistry II3
Total Hours18

 Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Core Courses

Complete the following course:
CHMY 311Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis4
Total Hours4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry Requirement

Complete one of the following courses:
CHMY 360Applied Physical Chemistry3-4
or CHMY 373 Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs
Total Hours3-4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper-Division Electives

Note: If the student's major requires Biochemistry, BCH 380 or BCH 480 and BCH 482 may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

Complete two of the following courses:6-8
Advanced Biochemistry I
Advanced Biochemistry II
Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy
Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
Aquatic Chemistry
Organic Spectroscopy
Total Hours6-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Teaching Chemistry Track


  • This teaching track contains different/additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the teaching track of a major in a teaching content area plus the Teacher Education Program through the Department of Teaching and Learning. Additional teaching areas can be added through completion of the teaching track of a major or minor in that content area.
  • To complete this teaching track, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. You do not fill out a major/minor form for graduation or the major/minor/concentration section of the major change form. Approvals for this track must come from the Teaching and  Learning Department.  
  • Tracks will not appear on your UM transcript, diploma, university lists, student data system, or university publications. They are used for advising purposes only. You do not fill out a major change for a track.
  • Individuals completing the teaching track of this minor must also complete the teaching track of a major in another teaching content area.

Teaching Chemistry Track Requirements

Note: The EDU 497 course number is used for multiple courses. Students should register for EDU 497 Methods: 5-12 Science.

Complete all of the following courses:
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing4
ENST 472Gen Sci: Conservation Education3
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Secondary Teaching Licensure

Note: For endorsement to teach ­­­­­chemistry, a student also must gain admission to the Teacher Education Program and meet all the requirements for secondary teaching licensure. For more information, see the Teaching and Learning Department