The chemistry minor provides students with a broad introduction to the discipline of chemistry combined with detailed exploration of at least one area of interest. The chemistry minor complements other majors where additional chemistry knowledge is of benefit. The chemistry minor prepares students to apply scientific methodology to solve chemical problems, to relate chemistry to their daily life and environment, to think critically and quantitatively, and to understand the experimental methods, techniques and instrumentation used in chemistry.
Each student must complete 24 credits in the minor including at least 5 upper division credits and at least 10 credits at Metropolitan State. All prerequisite and required courses must be completed with grades of C- or above. A minor represents significant learning above and beyond a student's major or program; therefore, each student must include at least 5 credits of coursework in the chemistry minor that is not counted as part of their major or any other minor.
Students can be admitted to the chemistry minor once they have successfully completed the Prerequisite and Foundation courses and a program assessment survey.
Requirements (24 total credits)
Foundation Courses (15 credits)
- CHEM 111 General Chemistry I with laboratory
- CHEM 112 General Chemistry II with laboratory
- CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I with laboratory
Elective Courses (9 credits)
At least two courses from the following list, or other advanced chemistry courses by advisor permission, including at least one course with lab as needed to reach a total of 24 credits.