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. It 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.

Major or Career

A Chemistry minor is also an excellent complement for students who are majoring in:

  • Biology
  • Criminal Justice
  • Life Sciences
  • Teaching
  • Sales Management

A minor in chemistry is particularly appropriate for students preparing for professional programs such as:

  • Medical School
  • Dental School
  • Veterinary programs
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician’s Assistant and other allied health professions.

It would also be appropriate for students preparing for a career in:

  • Business
  • Law
  • Management


Study within the field of chemistry develops skills such as:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Quantitative Thinking
  • Chemical Reasoning
  • Classical and Modern Analysis Methods
  • Organic Synthetic Methods
  • Chemical Safety
  • Professional Ethics
  • Statistics
  • Interpreting Data
  • Writing in Scientific Format