The Catholic University of America

Minor in Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry

A minor in Chemistry or in Environmental Chemistry complements majors in all fields.  It provides a quantitative background for liberal arts majors and rounds out a student’s portfolio of skills, making them more adaptable in future pursuits.  Especially for those students interested in the ethical treatment of the environment or in regulatory policies, the Environmental Chemistry minor offers exposure to measurements and techniques crucial to an understanding of this area.

 

Chemistry Minor Requirements

 

Chem 103/113 – General Chemistry I with lab

Chem 104 or 108 /114 – General Chemistry II with lab

Chem 203/213 – Organic Chemistry I with lab

Chem 204/214 – Organic Chemistry II with lab

 

+ two advanced courses from the following

 

Chem 311 or Chem 442 – Analytical Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

Chem 351 – Physical Chemistry I

Chem 352 – Physical Chemistry II

Chem 401 – Inorganic Chemistry

Chem 408 – Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Spectroscopy

Chem 418 – Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory

Chem 471 – Biochemistry I

Chem 472 – Biochemistry II

Chem 496 – Biochemical Techniques

Chem 540 – Chemistry of Materials

 

A student may petition the department to use one semester of undergraduate research – Chem 493 – as one of the two required advanced courses.

 

Environmental Chemistry Minor Requirements

 

Chem 103/113 – General Chemistry I with lab

Chem 104 or 108 /114 – General Chemistry II with lab

Chem 311 or Chem 442 – Analytical Chemistry or Environmental Chemistry Laboratory

Chem 317/318 – Principles of Environmental Science/Seminar in Environmental Science

 

 

+ two courses from the following

 

Chem 203/213 – Organic Chemistry I with lab

Chem 204/214 – Organic Chemistry II with lab

Chem 351 – Physical Chemistry I

Chem 352 – Physical Chemistry II

Chem 408 – Instrumental Analysis and Chemical Spectroscopy

Chem 418 – Chemical Instrumentation Laboratory

 

A student may petition the department to substitute one advanced Chem elective with undergraduate research – Chem 493.