The Chemistry minor consists of 16 semestser hours, at least 12 of which must be non-duplicative outside the major’s primary discipline and beyond the courses required for the student’s major and general education requirements. Courses taken in Core Area F (lower division major requirements) may be counted as coursework in the minor. Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas A through E (general education) may not be counted as coursework in the minor. Students must earn a grade of at least “C” in all course work applicable to a formal minor. When a student’s major and minor programs require the same courses, the credit hours for some of those courses may be counted toward both the major and minor. However, at least 12 hours of a minor must be non-duplicative with course requirements in the major.”
The rule does not allow for a general listing of courses required for a minor, since the courses required for the minor depend on the requirements of the student’s major. For example, since organic chemistry I and II are required of a biology major, those courses may not count toward a minor in chemistry for a biology major. Therefore, we require that a student develop the minor courses with a chemistry advisor and with the approval of the student’s major advisor. Biochemistry majors are excluded from earning a minor in Chemistry. At least 6 hours of chemistry must be taken at KSU to satisfy the minor requirement.
At a minimum, the following courses must be taken as part of a student’s course of study for a student to earn a minor in Chemistry.
- CHEM 2800 - Quantitative Analytical Chemistry
- CHEM 2800L - Quantitative Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
- CHEM 3361 - Modern Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 3361L - Modern Organic Chemistry Lab I
- Any 3000- or 4000-level CHEM courses to make the non-duplicative number of CHEM credit hours equal to 12, with 16 total CHEM credit hours.