Chemistry Minor

The chemistry minor provides you with a sufficient concentration of courses to be able to understand a wide range of chemical phenomena and appreciate the impact of chemical phenomena on both your profession and life experiences.

Coursework & Duration

Prerequisites

Course Number Course Name Credits

CH 101/CH 102
or
CH 111/CH 112

General Chemistry I and II
or
2 Principles of Chemistry I and II
3 credits each
CH 103/CH 104
or
CH 113/CH 114
General Chemistry Laboratory I and II
or
Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I and II  
1 credit each
MA 107 and MA 110

Precalculus and General Calculus
Note: MA 122 - Calculus I may be substituted for MA 110

3 credits each
PY 201/PY 202
or
PY 211/PY 212
Introductory Physics I and II
or
Physics I and II
4 credits each

Required Courses

Course Number Course Name Credits

CH 201/CH 202
or
CH 211/CH 212

Organic Chemistry I and II
or
2 Principles of Chemistry I and II
3 credits each
CH 203/CH 204
or
CH 213/CH 314
Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
or
Principles of Organic Chemistry Laboratory I and II
1 credit each
CH 361 Analytical Chemistry 3 credits
CH 363 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 1 credit 

Any two of the following three courses (the course not taken may be taken as a required elective):

Course Number Course Name Credits

CH 321

Physical Chemistry I
(Note: MA 201 is a prerequisite for CH 321)
4 credits
CH 331 Basic Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
CH 341
or
CH 346
Molecular Structure in Biochemistry
or
Biochemistry
3 credits
4 credits

Elective Courses

Enough additional credits from the following courses to meet the 12-credit “outside the major” requirement specified in the General Requirements above. Other electives as approved by department chair.

Course Number Course Name Credits

CH 322

Physical Chemistry II 4 credits
(see note below)
CH 376  Instrumental Analysis 3 credits
(see note below)
CH 377  Instrumental Analysis Laboratory 1 credit
(see note below)
CH 411 Medicinal Chemistry 3 credits
(see note below)
CH 414 Structure-Activity Relationships  
CH 423 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I 2 credits
(see note below)
CH 431 Inorganic Chemistry 3 credits
(see note below)
CH 448 Computer-Aided Drug Design (CADD) 3 credits
CH 450 Undergraduate Research 1-3 credits

Note:
CH 321 is a prerequisite for CH 322, CH 376, and CH 423. CH 431 has CH 322 and CH 331 as prerequisites. CH 411 has CH 341 as a prerequisite. CH 377 has CH 376 as a corequisite or prerequisite. CH 448 has CH 342, MA 201, and PY 212 as prerequisites.

Requirements & Expectations

Not counting prerequisites, a minimum of 20 credits, including 18 credits of required courses, and at least 2 credits of elective courses is required for the chemistry minor.

Interested students should apply to the minor program early in their academic career, usually by the fifth semester of college work, but no later than the end of the drop/add period of the first semester of their last year of didactic work

General Requirements for all minors at USciences

  • A minimum of 12 credits of minor coursework must be completed in addition to any courses (required courses or program electives) included in the major curriculum.
  • Up to 6 credits of coursework, with an earned grade of “C” or better, taken at another accredited institution, may be applied to the course requirements of the minor upon prior approval of the department chair.

Contact:

Department Chair
Voki Pophristic, PhD

Address:

Griffith Hall, Room 140A
University of the Sciences
600 South 43rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4495

Phone:

215-596-8551

Email:

v.pophri@usciences.edu