Chemistry Minor

Minor - Chemistry

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 36-38

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2020-21


Summary

Lower-Division Core Courses

18

Upper-Division Core Courses

8

Physical Chemistry Requirement

4

Upper-Division Electives

6-8

Teaching Chemistry Track

Total Hours

36-38


Lower-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

5

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

5

CHMY 221

Organic Chemistry I

3

CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I Lab

2

CHMY 223

Organic Chemistry II

3

Total Hours

18

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Upper-Division Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CHMY 311

Analytical Chem-Quant Analysis

4

Total Hours

4

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Physical Chemistry Requirement

Code

Title

Hours

Complete the following course:

CHMY 373

Phys Chem-Kntcs & Thrmdynmcs

4

Total Hours

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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6-8

BCH 380

Biochemistry

BCH 480

Advanced Biochemistry I

BCH 482

Advanced Biochemistry II

CHMY 371

Phys Chem-Qntm Chm & Spctrscpy

CHMY 401

Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

CHMY 442

Aquatic Chemistry

CHMY 465

Organic Spectroscopy

Total Hours

6-8

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Teaching Chemistry Track

Notes:

  • 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.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

EDU 497

Teaching and Assessing

4

ENST 472

Gen Sci: Conservation Education

3

Total Hours

7

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.