Chemistry Minor

Learning Goals and Objectives 

Goal 1: Students will develop an understanding of the theoretical methods and models that chemists use to understand the properties and behavior of matter.

Objective 1.1: Students will gain an understanding of the key concepts fundamental to the five major sub disciplines of chemistry: analytical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, and physical chemistry.

Objective 1.2:  Students will predict the behavior of a new substance based on the known behavior of related compounds.

Objective 1.3: Students will apply appropriate theoretical models to explain experimental observations.

Objective 1.4: Students will assess experimental data critically.

Goal 2: Students will gain authentic hands-on experience with the experimental methods used by chemists.

Objective 2.1: Students will use contemporary computer software to study problems in chemistry and present results properly and accurately using figures, graphs and tables.

Objective 2.2: Students will store, handle, and use chemicals safely and responsibly.

Objective 2.3: Students will assess experimental data critically.

Objective 2.4: Students will apply appropriate theoretical models to explain experimental observations.

Objective 2.5: Students will use accepted laboratory record-keeping methods to record their experimental data.

The following courses constitute the minor in chemistry:

Select one of the following:6
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
General Chemistry Honors I
and General Chemistry Honors II
CHM 120L
CHM 125L
General Chemistry Lab I
and General Chemistry Lab II
4
CHM 210
CHM 215
Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry II
6
CHM 210L
CHM 215L
Organic Chemistry Lab I
and Organic Chemistry Lab II
2
Any two non-research chemistry courses beyond CHM 2156