Undergraduate Program

Minor and Cluster Requirements

The Department of Chemistry offers a minor in chemistry as well as six clusters.

Minor

Any six courses in chemistry that meet the following guidelines:

Prerequisites for advanced courses, such as mathematics and physics prerequisites for courses in physical chemistry, must be taken in addition to the six required chemistry courses.

All of the courses should total at least 24 credit-hours in chemistry.

Two courses with substantial overlap of content should not be included in a program. In addition, no major and minor may overlap by more than two courses; no two minors may overlap by more than two courses. The overlap rule does not apply to core allied field classes that are required for both your major and minor.

Clusters

The department offers six clusters, all of which are in the natural sciences and engineering academic division.

Chemistry and the Physical World (N1CHM002)

Students in this cluster get a comprehensive introduction to chemistry and as well as a broad overview of physics.

Chemistry and Life Science (N1CHM003)

Students in this cluster get a comprehensive introduction to chemistry and as well as a general introduction to biology.

Chemistry and Reason (N1CHM006)

This cluster provides students with a comprehensive introduction to chemistry and an overview of the formal approach to reasoning presented in philosophy.

Chemical Sciences (N1CHM001)

Students in this cluster get a comprehensive introduction to the chemical sciences in both lecture and laboratory settings. Students also complete an additional course in an advanced area of chemistry.

Chemistry and the Environment (N1CHM004)

This cluster provides students with a comprehensive introduction to chemistry and a general introduction to geology.

Chemistry and the History of Science (N1CHM005)

Students in this cluster get a comprehensive introduction to chemistry and a general overview of the social science perspective of the impact of science on humanity.