Minor in Chemistry

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General Requirements

All requirements for the Chemistry Minor must be met by the time the student graduates with his/her bachelor’s degree. Students should declare their pursuit of a Chemistry Minor in the Registrar’s Office and with their advisors. A minimum grade point average of 2.00 is required for the course work that is counted toward the Chemistry Minor.

To qualify for a Chemistry Minor, a student must take 28 credits of eligible courses. This must include 11 credits from the list of required courses and a minimum of 17 credits from the list of approved courses. At least 50% of credits required for the Chemistry Minor must be completed in residence at MSOE. Of the total number of credits required for the Chemistry Minor, no more than 50% may be transferred in from another college or university. Of the total number of credits required for the Chemistry Minor, at least THREE credits must be taken above and beyond the total credits required to earn the bachelor’s degree. No more than four credits of approved courses without the CHxxxx designation will count towards the Chemistry Minor.

Efforts will be made to run sufficient courses for the Chemistry Minor over a four-year period. There is no guarantee that courses for the Chemistry Minor will be conveniently scheduled. There will be no substitutions for the requirements of the Chemistry Minor without the Physics and Chemistry Department Chair’s written approval. Subject to the approval of the Chairperson of the Physics and Chemistry Department, directed studies may be used toward achieving the Chemistry Minor, but independent studies may not be used for consideration towards awarding the Chemistry Minor. Course credit granted by MSOE due to students having achieved acceptable levels in applicable AP/IB/CLEP courses will count toward the Chemistry Minor.

Required Courses:

CH 200 – Chemistry I (4 credits) or CH 200A (4 credits) or CH 200B (4 credits)
CH 201 – Chemistry II (4 credits)
CH 222 – Organic Chemistry I (3 credits)

Approved Courses:

Students must take at least 17 credits from the below courses:
CH 223 – Biochemistry (4 credits)
CH 302 – Chemistry III (3 credits)
CH 303 – Chemistry III Lab (1 credit)
CH 322 – Organic Chemistry II (3 credits)
CH 323 – Organic Chemistry II Lab (2 credits)
CH 353 – Fundamentals of Environmental Chemistry (3 credits)
CH 3020 – Food Chemistry (3 credits)
CH 3650 – Materials Chemistry (3 credits)
CH 3660 – Surface Properties of Materials (3 credits)
CH 3670 – Polymer Chemistry (3 credits)
CH 3680 – Inorganic Chemistry (3 credits)
CH 3690 – Molecular Mechanism of Biological Activity (3 credits)
CH 401 – Topics in Chemistry (3 credits)
SC 310 – Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (3 credits)
SC 311 – Nanoscience Laboratory (3 credits)
EB 2240 – Engineering Applications in Biochemistry (3 credits)

Some of the above approved courses are offered as part of the regular course offerings, others are only offered if there is sufficient student interest, and many are on a two-year rotating schedule. The Physics and Chemistry Department is committed to offer enough courses for the chemistry minor within every four years, however there is no guarantee of availability of any particular course in any particular quarter.

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Dr. Gul Afshan
Office: CC-252
Phone: (414) 277-7211
Email: afshan@msoe.edu
General Chemistry
Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel
Office: S-253
Phone: (414) 277-7528
Email: nickel@msoe.edu
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