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Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Education

Minoring in Chemistry

The minor in chemistry requires at least 16 hours of chemistry courses beyond Chem 105 and 106/116.

Chem 101 and 102 also do not count for 16 credits in the minor.

9 of the 16 credits have to be at the 300 or 400 level and must be taken in residence at WSU.

Students using Chem 220 and 222 should try and take them as close to the completion of Chem 106 as they can.

Mbios 303 is an acceptable course since it is a requirement for chemistry majors, as are Chem 495 and up to 4 credits of Chem 499.

Courses must be selected from at least two of the following four areas. Note that many have prerequisites. Students cannot use both Chem 370 and Mbios 303.

Organic

  • 345 (4)
  • 347 (3)
  • 348 (4)
  • 370 (3)
  • 542 (3)
  • Mbios 303 (4)

Analytical

  • 220 (2)
  • 222 (2)
  • 425 (2)
  • 426 (2)
  • 520 (3)

Physical/Inorganic

  • 301 (3) (New Course)
  • 330 (1)
  • 331 (3)
  • 332 (3)
  • 333 (1)
  • 334 (2)
  • 338 (3) (New Course)
  • 401 (3)
  • 480 (3)
  • 501 (3)
  • 531 (3)

 

The practical aspects: We generally have 2 different types of students who get a chemistry minor: chemical engineers and life sciences majors (Biology, Biochem, etc). These tracks are based on what level of calculus and physics you take since Chem 331/333 have strict pre-requisites. The most common courses used to complete the minor are listed below. Other chem courses can be substituted in. The most popular alternative is Chem 347. Please note if you transfer in all of organic chemistry you will have to take an additional 300 or 400 level chem course due to the residency rule mentioned above.

 

 

Chemical Engineers:

Chem 345 4

Chem 348 4

Mbios 303 4

Chem 331 (fall only) 3

Chem 333 1

Total Credits 16

Life Sciences Majors

Chem 345 4

Chem 348 4

Mbios 303 4

Chem 220 2

Chem 222 2

Total Credits 16