Chemistry (Minor)

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The minor in chemistry, gives students expanded proficiency in the area of chemistry. Many of the growing career fields, such as forensics, medicine and environmental quality, require a greater degree of chemistry than in the past. 

The minor program in chemistry offered by the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences gives students expanded proficiency in the area of chemistry. The program's additional biochemistry and analytical chemistry courses gives students more experience in the advanced and integrative fields of chemistry.

Many of the growing career fields, such as forensic sciences, medicine and environmental quality, require a greater amount of chemistry than in the past. Therefore, students with a stronger chemistry background have a competitive advantage in these fields, and this chemistry minor highlights that expanded chemistry knowledge to students' future schools and employers.

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Chemistry (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in chemistry consists of 25 credit hours. A minimum of nine credit hours must be taken through the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. All courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor must be passed with a "C" (2.00).
Core Requirements -- 25 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BA and BS in biology; BA and BS in environmental science; BS in biology (pharmacology/toxicology); BS in biology (environmental science); BS in biotechnology and bioenterprise; BS in forensic science; BS in pharmacology and toxicology

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

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