Chemistry Minor

Department of Chemistry

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Caudill and Kenan Laboratories, CB# 3290

(919) 843-7100

Jeffrey S. Johnson, Chair

Jillian Dempsey, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Donnyell Batts and Jill Fallin, Chemistry Student Services Coordinators

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.

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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 of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

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 102General Descriptive Chemistry II H3
or CHEM 102H General Descriptive Chemistry II
CHEM 102LQuantitative Chemistry Laboratory II1
CHEM 241Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization H2
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 262LLaboratory in Organic Chemistry1
or CHEM 263L Honors Laboratory in Organic Chemistry
Total Hours14

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

See the program page here for special opportunities.