Chemistry Minor

Chemistry is the scientific study of the composition and properties of matter and the investigation of the laws that govern them. The chemistry minor provides a solid background in chemistry for students choosing to pursue other major fields and careers in the health sciences.

Requirements 

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor "core" requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.000 in the minor core requirements. Some programs may require higher standards for minor or specific courses.

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

The minor in chemistry consists of the following seven courses:

Core Requirements
CHEM 102IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Descriptive Chemistry II H, F3
or CHEM 102H IDEAs in Action General Education logo General Descriptive Chemistry II
CHEM 102LQuantitative Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 241Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization H3
CHEM 241LLaboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compounds1
or CHEM 245L Honors Laboratory in Separations and Analytical Characterization of Organic and Biological Compound
CHEM 261Introduction to Organic Chemistry I H3
CHEM 262Introduction to Organic Chemistry II H3
CHEM 262LIDEAs in Action General Education logo Laboratory in Organic Chemistry1
or CHEM 263L Honors Laboratory in Organic Chemistry
Total Hours15
H

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

F

FY-Launch class sections may be available. A FY-Launch section fulfills the same requirements as a standard section of that course, but also fulfills the FY-SEMINAR/FY-LAUNCH First-Year Foundations requirement. Students can search for FY-Launch sections in ConnectCarolina using the FY-LAUNCH attribute.

See the program page here for special opportunities.

Department of Chemistry

Visit Program Website

Morehead, Caudill and Kenan Laboratories, CB# 3290

(919) 843-7100

Chair

Wei You

chemchair@unc.edu

Director of Undergraduate Studies

Jillian Dempsey

dempseyj@email.unc.edu

Chemistry Student Services Coordinator

Jill Fallin

chemus@unc.edu