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.

Because of nearly complete overlap, the following degree combinations are not allowed from the department of chemistry and biochemistry: BS Chemistry Major with BS Biochemistry Major, BS Biochemistry Major with BA Chemistry Major, BS Chemistry Major with BA Chemistry Major, and no Chemistry Major may be paired with a Chemistry Minor. Other majors, e.g. Forensic Science Majors or Biology Majors, that require substantial chemistry coursework, may still earn a minor as long as 8 additional, unique credits are completed that are not also counted toward any other major or minor requirements.

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


April 13, 2017