Chemistry Minor

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Chemistry Minor

Program Overview

A chemistry minor is achieved by completing courses with a "CHEM" subject label. The student must have a total of 20 credit hours in chemistry unless the student has completed CHEM 683 Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 685 Physical Chemistry Laboratory, in which case 18 credit hours suffice.

If you are interested in obtaining a Chemistry Minor, please contact the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Chemistry Department Office at (603) 862-1550. He/she will meet with you to discuss your plans to minor in Chemistry.


Curriculum & Requirements

General requirements overall for a minor:

  1. None of the chemistry courses for a chemistry minor can be taken on a pass/fail basis. A grade of C- or better is required in all chemistry minor coursework.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is also required for all chemistry minor coursework.
  3. Biochemistry (BMCB) courses do not count toward a chemistry minor.
  4. Transfer credits can only be applied to the chemistry minor with the permission of the Chemistry Department Undergraduate Coordinator or Chair, and only up to a maximum of 8 credit hours. The transferred courses must meet the minimum grade requirements.
To obtain a minor in Chemistry, you must have a total of 18 or more credit hours of the following:.
CHEM 545
& CHEM 546
Organic Chemistry
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 547
& CHEM 549
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 651
& CHEM 653
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Additional Requirements
• Three additional 500-level (or above) courses (excluding CHEM 501, 502, 503, and 798) from at least two different areas (analytical, inorganic, organic, and/or physical) (9 credits)
• Two laboratory 500-level (or above) laboratory courses; CHEM 696 (independent study) may be used. (4 credits)

The following CHEM courses are not acceptable towards a minor:

CHEM 400Freshman Seminar1
CHEM 501Peer-led Team Learning in Chemistry2
CHEM 502Advanced Peer-led Team Leadership in Chemistry1
CHEM 503Mentoring for Peer Team Learning1
CHEM 798Senior Seminar1

If your degree program requires you to take Chemistry courses, but you also want to minor in Chemistry:

  1. No more than 10 credit hours of chemistry coursework required by the student's major may be counted toward the chemistry minor.
  2. The remaining credits must come from CHEM courses that are not required for the student's major.

Explore Program Details

Discuss your plans to minor in Chemistry with the Chemistry Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator, currently Sam Pazicni ( (603) 862-2529 Parsons W110). Complete an Intent to Minor form. The Chemistry Department’s Undergraduate Coordinator will act as your Minor Advisor and will sign the form as appropriate. Take the form to your Major Advisor and request his/her signature as well. Return the form to the CEPS Deans Office (2nd floor, Kingsbury Hall). Two months prior to graduation, obtain and complete the Registrar’s form Completion of Minor to certify that all requirements have been met.

Sam Pazicni
Phone: (603) 862-2529



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