chemistry-minor

The chemistry minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. The Department of Chemistry is housed in the College of Letters & Science. Students may wish to consult with a chemistry undergraduate advisor to discuss course selection and other issues related to this field of study.

This minor may be completed only by students admitted to the Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options of Elementary Education. Students admitted to the Content Focus option are asked to identify the minor of their choice when admitted to the program. Students admitted to the other Middle Childhood through Early Adolescence options should fill out a minor declaration form available in Education Academic Services, Room 139 Education Building.

Chemistry Minor Prerequisites

Note that students must complete prerequisite coursework before enrolling in some courses required for the minor. For example, MATH 222 Calculus and Analytic Geometry 2 and PHYSICS 201 General Physics or PHYSICS 207 General Physics must be completed before taking CHEM 561 Physical Chemistry. Prerequisite coursework may be used to meet liberal studies requirements.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all chemistry minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus.

Complete at least 22 credits, including the following:

Introductory Chemistry
Select one of the following:5-9
General Chemistry I
and General Chemistry II
Advanced General Chemistry
Chemical Principles I
Analytical Chemistry
Select one of the following:4-5
Fundamentals of Analytical Science
Fundamentals of Analytical Science
Chemical Principles II
and Chemical Principles I
Organic Chemistry
Select one of the following options:7-8
Option 1:
Elementary Organic Chemistry
Elementary Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Introduction to Biochemistry
Option 2:
Introductory Organic Chemistry
Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Intermediate Organic Chemistry
Inorganic Chemistry4
Chemistry Across the Periodic Table
Physical Chemistry3
Physical Chemistry
Biophysical Chemistry
Electives
Complete Chemistry electives to total 22 credits 1
1

CHEM 346 Intermediate Organic Chemistry Laboratory is recommended. BIOCHEM 501 Introduction to BiochemistryCIV ENGR 500 Water Chemistry, CBE 440 Chemical Engineering Materials, CBE 540 Polymer Science and Technology, are also recommended elective options.