2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 24, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Chemistry Minor

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Mathew M. Maye, 1-014 Center for Science and Technology, 315-443-2146, mmmaye@syr.edu


Atanu Acharya, Carlos A. Castañeda, Joseph Chaiken, Arindam Chakraborty, John D. Chisholm, Robert P. Doyle, John M. Franck, Jonathan French, James L. Hougland, Xiaoran Hu, Ivan V. Korendovych, Timothy M. Korter, Yan-Yeung Luk, Olga V. Makhlynets, Mathew M. Maye, Davoud Mozhdehi, Karin Ruhlandt, James T. Spencer, Michael B. Sponsler, Rachel Steinhardt, Nancy I. Totah, Weiwei Zheng

Major in Chemistry

The minor in chemistry is offered to provide students with a basic understanding of the structure and behavior of matter at the atomic and molecular level. Increasingly, the control of matter at the level of individual molecules is becoming the key ingredient in sweeping technological advances such as genetic engineering, micro and molecular electronics, advanced materials, and nanotechnology. A minor in chemistry offers a strong complement to major areas of study such as biology, physics, geology, psychology, engineering, pre-medicine, and pre-professional degree programs.

General Requirements

To complete a minor in chemistry, students take 20 credits carrying a CHE or BCM prefix, including courses that meet requirements A and B below. No part of the minor requirements may be met with transfer or AP credits, nor with independent study (CHE 290 , CHE 490 ), research (CHE 450 , BCM 460 ), or experience credits (CHE 470 ).

B. Upper-division

Upper-division courses must include 12 credits of CHE and BCM courses numbered above 299, including at least one lecture course from among the group CHE 325 , CHE 346 , CHE 411 ; and at least one course with an instructional laboratory component. Examples of courses that satisfy the instructional laboratory requirement, and that mesh well with other requirements of the minor, are:

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