University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Chemistry Education Minor

  • This minor contains additional course requirements designed to meet state standards. Those interested in teaching in K-12 schools must complete the education/teaching concentration 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 education/teaching concentration of a major or education/teaching minor in that content area.
  • To complete this minor, you need to contact the Teaching and Learning Department. Approvals for this concentration must come from the Teaching and Learning Department.
  • Individuals completing this minor must also complete the education/teaching concentration of a major in another teaching content area.

Minor - Chemistry Education


Lower-Division Core Courses18
Upper-Division Core Courses13
Required Courses Outside the Minor27
Total Hours58


Degree Specific Credits: 58

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

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 Chemistry-Quantitative Analysis4
CHMY 373Physical Chemistry-Kinetics & Thermodynamics4
CHMY 485Laboratory Safety1
BCH 380Biochemistry4
or BCH 480 Advanced Biochemistry I
Total Hours13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Required Courses Outside the Minor

Complete all of the following courses:
CSCI 150Introduction to Computer Science3
EDU 497Teaching and Assessing3
ENST 472General Science: Conservation Education3
M 162Applied Calculus4
or M 171 Calculus I
PHSX 205NCollege Physics I4
PHSX 206NCollege Physics I Laboratory1
PHSX 207NCollege Physics II4
PHSX 208NCollege Physics II Laboratory1
STAT 216Introduction to Statistics4
Total Hours27

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