Effective Fall 2012Exclusions:
The Chemical Physics Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Biophysics, Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences or Chemistry.
Students electing a minor within the Department of Chemistry may only elect ONE of the five minors offered by the Department.
Students develop a plan for the major in consultation with a program advisor. Those interested in a B.S. degree with a major in Chemical Science (120 credits) or the specialized program leading to the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (124 credits) are urged to consult a program advisor during the freshman and/or sophomore years. Prospective majors are advised that further study in chemistry requires adequate performance in early chemistry courses (preferably B- or better) as well as in the mathematics and physics prerequisites. Students interested in an Honors degree should see the Chemistry Honors advisor. Appointments are scheduled online at http://lsa.umich.edu/chem/undergraduates/advising.html. Students interested in the joint program with the College of Engineering should make an appointment with John Stratman [Academic Advising Center, 1255 Angell Hall, 734.764.0332] and then make an appointment to see a chemistry department advisor online.
The department strongly recommends that a student earn a grade of at least C– in all CHEM courses and mathematics, physics, and biology courses that are prerequisite for subsequent elections. A major program grade point average of at least 2.0 is required; this includes chemistry courses, mathematics, physics, and biology prerequisites, and advanced electives that are part of a major plan. Prerequisites must be taken for a grade. Students must request any change in a chemistry course grade within the first fifteen University Business days of the first full term following the term in which the disputed grade was issued.
MATH 215, or equivalent; PHYSICS 235, 240, or equivalent.
At least 18 credits of courses as follows: CHEM 130,* CHEM 210/211, CHEM 260 or CHEM 370, CHEM 461, CHEM 462, CHEM 463 or 453.
*Students who do not place into CHEM 210 are strongly recommended to take CHEM 130. Neither CHEM 130, nor AP credits earned for CHEM 130, count toward the academic minor.