Loyola University Chicago

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Minor in Chemistry

Students majoring in areas other than chemistry and biochemistry may satisfy requirements for a minor concentration in chemistry by completing a minimum of 24 credit hours of chemistry with grades of “C-” or better with an overall minor GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Required Courses:

Chem 101/111 General Chemistry A Lecture and Lab = 4 credit hours
Chem 102/112 General Chemistry B Lecture and Lab = 4 credit hours
Chem 223/225 Organic Chemistry A Lecture and Lab = 4 credit hours
Chem 224/226 Organic Chemistry B Lecture and Lab = 4 credit hours
Chem 212         Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lec = 3 credit hours
Chem 214         Elementary Quantitative Analysis Lab = 1 credit hours

                                                                  Subtotal:  20 credit hours

 Plus four additional credit hours at the 300 level are required.   Total: 24 credit hrs.

In conjunction with updated policies for majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences, not less than 8 credit hours must be unique to obtain a chemistry minor; that is, the courses in question are considered as actually fulfilling requirements of one minor, not of more than one minor and/or major. FOR EXAMPLE: If your major requires CHEM 212, 214 and 361, then to obtain a chemistry minor, one must still take an additional 8 credits of CHEM classes that are NOT required for your major (or other minors). This is effective with the graduating class of May 2018 and following.

NOTE: Only 1 credit hour of Chem 300 (Undergraduate  Research) and only 1 credit hour of Chem 380 (Chemistry Seminar) will be accepted toward the minor.

No more than 12 hours total can be transferred in for the minor from other institutions.

Please e-mail Dr. Patrick Daubenmire pdauben@luc.edu with any questions.


April 13, 2017