Minor in Chemistry

About the Minor

The academic minor program in Chemistry is designed to expose students to each of the major sub-disciplines of chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical). In order to accomplish this, students take a total of at least 27.5 credits of chemistry past the freshman year (100-level courses).

As chemistry is an experimental science, at least two laboratory courses must be included in the group of courses taken for the minor. Students should note that their academic major may require certain chemistry courses that can also be used to fulfill the requirements for a minor in Chemistry.

Program Requirements

Required Courses
CHEM 241Organic Chemistry I4.0
CHEM 230Quantitative Analysis4.0
CHEM 253Thermodynamics and Kinetics *4.0
CHEM 421Inorganic Chemistry I3.0
CHEM 244Organic Chemistry Laboratory I3.0
Chemistry Electives **9.5
Total Credits27.5


May substitute CHEC 352 Physical Chemistry and Applications II (4 credits) or CHEC 353 Physical Chemistry and Applications III (4 credits) for the CHEM 253 Thermodynamics and Kinetics requirement.


The 9.5 credits of chemistry electives must include at least one additional laboratory course. These electives are selected from any of the regularly offered chemistry department lecture or laboratory courses 200-level and above according to your specific interests. Note that existing course pre-requisites may affect which courses may be selected. The variable credit courses CHEM 493 Senior Research Project or CHEM 497 Research (Undergraduate) may also be used to fulfill either the lecture or laboratory requirements for the minor.

Additional Information

For more information about the minor, contact:

Daniel King, PhD
Undergraduate Affairs Committee Chair
Department of Chemistry
Drexel University

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