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Chemistry Minor

Effective Fall 2019

Exclusions:

The Chemistry Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, General Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, and Microbiology

Students electing a minor within the Department of Chemistry may only elect ONE of the five minors offered by the Department.

Advising

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 www.lsa.umich.edu/chem/undergraduate/advising. 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.

Grade Policies

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.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 115 (or 120), or equivalent; 
  • PHYSICS 135, 140, or equivalent.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 18
  1. Core: CHEM 130* & CHEM 210/211.
  2. Electives: CHEM 215/216, CHEM 241/242, CHEM 260 (or CHEM 261 and CHE 330), CHEM 302 or 303, CHEM 419 or 420, CHEM 402, CHEM 461, CHEM 482.

*Students who do not place into CHEM 210 are strongly recommended to take CHEM 130. 

Constraints

Neither CHEM 130, nor AP credits earned for CHEM 130, count toward the minor.

Chemistry (Minor) (Fall 2015 - Summer 2019)

Effective Fall 2015

Exclusions:

The Chemistry Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, General Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, and Microbiology

Students electing a minor within the Department of Chemistry may only elect ONE of the five minors offered by the Department.

Advising

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 www.lsa.umich.edu/chem/undergraduate/advising. 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.

Grade Policies

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.

Prerequisites

  • MATH 115 (or 120), or equivalent; 
  • PHYSICS 135, 140, or equivalent.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 18
  1. Core: CHEM 130* & CHEM 210/211.
  2. Electives: CHEM 215/216, CHEM 241/242, CHEM 260 (or CHEM 261 and CHE 330), CHEM 302 or 303, CHEM 312 (2), CHEM 419 or 420, CHEM 402, CHEM 461, CHEM 482.

*Students who do not place into CHEM 210 are strongly recommended to take CHEM 130. 

Constraints

Neither CHEM 130, nor AP credits earned for CHEM 130, count toward the minor.

Chemistry Minor (Fall 2012 - Summer 2015)

Effective Fall 2012 - Summer 2015

The Chemistry minor provides a broad and general exposure to the traditional areas of the chemical sciences.

Exclusions: The Chemistry Academic Minor is not open to students concentrating in Biochemistry, Biomolecular Science, Interdisciplinary Chemical Sciences, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biology, General Biology, Neuroscience, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Plant Biology, and Microbiology

Prerequisite to the Academic Minor

MATH 115, or equivalent; PHYSICS 135, 140, or equivalent.

Academic Minor Program

At least 18 credits of courses as follows:

  1. CHEM 130* & CHEM 210/211.
  2. Electives: CHEM 215/216, CHEM 241/242, CHEM 260, CHEM 302 or 303, CHEM 312 (2), CHEM 419 or 420, CHEM 402, CHEM 461, CHEM 482 (effective Fall 2015, retroactive to Winter 2008).

    *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 minor.