Minor Requirements

Requirements for the Minor

The minor allows students outside the department to obtain a strong, distributed background in the discipline. It is particularly useful for students anticipating careers in medicine, health professions, biological sciences, environmental sciences, chemical engineering, business, law, secondary education, or any career in which a basic understanding of the molecular sciences is helpful. A total of 23 credit hours is required, including 13 hours of upper-division work and at least 2 upper-division laboratories. Students should see a chemistry department advisor early in the junior year.

Chemistry Minor Course Requirements

Students selecting this minor must complete the following:

Chemistry Required Elective Group I

Students selecting this minor must complete one of the following:

  • Analytical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory. Satisfied by CHEM 620 and CHEM 621.
  • Biological Physical Chemistry Lecture and Laboratory. Satisfied by: CHEM 510 and CHEM 511.
  • Physical Chemistry I Lecture and Laboratory. Satisfied by CHEM 530 and CHEM 531.

Chemistry Required Elective Group II

Students selecting this minor must complete one of the following:

  • Biological Physical Chemistry. Satisfied by CHEM 510.
  • Physical Chemistry I. Satisfied by CHEM 530.
  • Systematic Inorganic Chemistry. Satisfied by CHEM 660.
  • Minor Hours & Minor GPA

    While completing all required courses, minors must also meet each of the following hour and GPA minimum standards:

    Minor Hours
    Satisfied by 23 hours of minor courses.

    Minor Hours in Residence
    Satisfied by a minimum of 9 hours of KU resident credit in the minor.

    Minor Junior/Senior Hours
    Satisfied by a minimum of 13 hours from junior/senior courses (300+) in the minor.

    Minor Junior/Senior Graduation GPA
    Satisfied by a minimum of a 2.0 KU GPA in all departmental courses (300+) in the minor. GPA calculations include all junior/senior courses in the field of study including F’s and repeated courses. See the Semester/Cumulative GPA Calculator.

    Contact Info

    Department of Chemistry

    Malott Hall
    1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
    785-864-4670
    http://www.chem.ku.edu/
    Craig E. Lunte, Chair
    785-864-4670

    Department of Chemistry

    Malott Hall
    1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
    785-864-4670
    http://www.chem.ku.edu/
    Robert G. Carlson, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Affairs
    785-864-4670

    Department of Chemistry

    Malott Hall
    1251 Wescoe Hall Drive, Room 2010
    Lawrence, KS 66045-7572
    785-864-4670
    http://www.chem.ku.edu/
    Brian B. Laird, Associate Chair, Graduate Affairs
    785-864-4670
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