The minor in Chemistry is designed to:

  1. acquaint the student with three different sub-disciplines of chemistry and
  2. teach students to think critically and apply problem solving skills in Chemistry.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

22 units

Lower Division Chemistry Courses

10 units

CHEM 120**
General Chemistry I
4 units
CHEM 120L
General Chemistry Laboratory I
1 unit
CHEM 121**
General Chemistry II
4 units
CHEM 121L
General Chemistry Laboratory II
1 unit

Upper Division Chemistry Courses

8 units

CHEM 304
Organic Chemistry I
3 units
CHEM 304L
Organic Chemistry Techniques I
1 unit
CHEM 305
Organic Chemistry II
3 units
CHEM 305L
Organic Chemistry Techniques II
1 unit

Additional Chemistry Requirement (select one lecture/lab combination)

4 units

CHEM 430
Biochemistry
3 units
CHEM 430L
Experimental Techniques in Biochemistry
1 units
CHEM 252
Analytical Chemistry Analysis
3 units
CHEM 252L
Analytical Chemistry Techniques
1 unit
CHEM 451
Physical Chemistry I
3 units
CHEM 451L
Physical Chemistry Laboratory I
1 unit
* This information is provided for ease of use, however it is not the official record. See the academic catalog for official course descriptions and requirements.
**It is necessary that CHEM 120 and CHEM 121 be scheduled for the first year of residence at VUSC in order to maintain a proper sequence of chemistry courses.
 If students are not prepared to take CHEM 120/L their freshman year, then they should enroll in CHEM 112C/L (see Incoming Freshman Preparation Guide for more details).