A minor in Chemistry is a great way to be able to demonstrate on your transcript, training and proficiency in a more focused area of chemistry, without the comprehensive requirements of a Chemistry Major. This can be important for employment opportunities and admission into a wide array of graduate programs. The Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology offer a variety of Chemistry Minor degrees to help you achieve your career goals.


A certain core of courses is required for the minor in chemistry. The core includes general and organic chemistry. Additional laboratory work and upper level courses in either inorganic (Option 1) or physical (Option 2) chemistry are required for completion of the minor.

Inorganic Option

01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
or 01:160:309 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2.5)

01:160:351 Inorganic Chemistry (3.0)

01:160:352 Inorganic Chemistry (1.5) OR 01:160:353 (1.5)
Chem 352 and Chem 353 have Chem.351 as a pre-requisite. Both courses are offered Fall and Spring.

Physical Option

01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)
or 01:160:309 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2.5)
or 01:160:251 Analytical Chemistry (3)

01:160:323-324 Physical Chemistry (3,3)
or 01:160:327-328 Physical Chemistry(4,4)
or 01:160:341-342 Physical Chemistry: Biochemical Systems(3,3)

Chemistry Education Minor

There is a growing need for trained STEM educators, particularly high-school chemistry educators, not only in New Jersey, but also in all other states. This minor in Chemistry Education will provide adequate background for those, not already majoring in chemistry, to become chemistry educators at the high school level. It is intended for natural science majors and majors of the humanities with an interest in a career in education.

Chemistry requirements: (30 credits in chemistry courses required)

or 01:160:(161,162) General Chemistry (4,4)
or 01:160:(163,164) Honors General Chemistry (4,4)
or 01:160:(165,166) Extended General Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:171 Introduction to Experimentation (1)

01:160:(307,308) Organic Chemistry (4,4)
or 01:160:(315,316) Honors Organic Chemistry (4,4)

01:160:309 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2.5)
or 01:160:311 Organic Chemistry Laboratory (2)

01:160:387 Introduction to Chemistry Education (3)

01:160:499 Introduction to Teaching Chemistry Laboratory (3)

Six credits from the list below:
01:160:251 Analytical Chemistry (3)
01:160:(327,328) Physical Chemistry(4,4)
01:160:(341,342) Physical Chemistry: Biochemical Systems(3,3)
01:160:361 Chemical Bonding (1.5)
01:160:371 Inorganic Chemistry (3)†

Physics Requirements:

01:750:193 Physics for the Sciences (4)*
or 01:750:201 Extended General Physics (5)*
or 01:750:203 General Physics (3)
or 01:750:271 Honors Physics I (3)

01:750:205 General Physics Laboratory (1)
or 01:750:275 Classical Physics Laboratory (1)

01:160:371 Inorganic Chemistry has 01:160:361 Chemical Bonding as a pre-requisite. Both courses are offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.
*01:750:193 Physics for the Sciences, and 01:750:201 Extended General Physics each have a laboratory associated with the course. Students taking either of these three courses are not required to take an additional physics laboratory.


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