Program Overview

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 23 credits in the minor including at least 9 upper division credits and at least 10 credits at Metropolitan State. 200-level courses are not upper division. 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 15 credits of the required courses.

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Prerequisites

Chemistry Prerequisites Courses

  • One of the following classes is required:
    • MATH 115 College Algebra
      4 credits

      This course develops the fundamental concepts of algebra with an emphasis on the classification and analysis of linear, quadratic, polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Applications to the natural and social sciences are given throughout. It aims to provide insights into the nature and utility of mathematics, and helps students develop mathematical reasoning skills.

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    • MATH 120 Precalculus
      4 credits

      This course is designed to prepare students for calculus. Topics include polynomial, rational, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; the algebra of functions; multiple function representations; and an introduction to analytic geometry.

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Requirements ( 23 total credits)

Chemistry Required Courses (18 credits)

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