The Chemistry Minor

To apply for a Chemistry Minor, please e-mail Candice Adams (chemugrad@sas.upenn.edu) in the Chemistry Undergraduate Office or call at 215-898-8311.  Please apply after you have either completed or registered for all courses needed to fulfill the Chemistry Minor.  A minor declaration form is not required.

Guidelines for the Chemistry Minor:


Introductory Chemistry: (3 c.u.)

  • CHEM 101 (or 001 or 115) General Chemistry (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 102 (or 116) General Chemistry II (1 c.u.) and
  • CHEM 053 General Chemistry Lab I (0.5 c.u.) AND CHEM 054 General Chemistry Lab II (0.5 c.u.)


Upper Division: (4 c.u.)

Any four upper level chemistry courses (200 and above). One of the four MUST be a formal lab course (CHEM 223, 245 or 246; CHEM 299 and 399 excluded).


Examples of qualifying 200 and above courses:

  • CHEM 221, 222 Physical Chemistry I (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 241, 242, 243 Principles of Organic Chemistry (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 251 Principles of Biological Chemistry (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 261 Inorganic Chemistry I (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 462 Inorganic Chemistry II (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 525 Molecular Spectroscopy (1 c.u.)

OR

Any combination of the above mentioned introductory and qualifying upper level chemistry courses (6 c.u.)

PLUS … At least one  of the following lab courses:  (CHEM 299 and CHEM 399 can not be used to meet this requirement)

  • CHEM 223 Physical Chemistry Laboratory I (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 244 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (0.5 c.u.), plus CHEM 249 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (0.5 c.u.), formerly CHEM 245 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (1 c.u.)
  • CHEM 246 Advanced Synthesis Spectroscopy Laboratory (1 c.u.)

The typical pre-health student who takes CHEM 101,102, 053, 054, 241, 242, and 245 need only take one (1) additional chemistry course 200 or higher to complete the minor.

For courses to count towards the minor, you MUST receive a grade of C or better.

 

Note: Substitutions with courses from other departments are NOT permitted (e.g., CHEM 251 can not be replaced with BIO 402).