Chemistry Minor

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A chemistry minor is achieved by taking courses with a "CHEM" label. The student must have a total of 20 credit hours in chemistry unless she/he has completed CHEM 683 Physical Chemistry I and the accompanying laboratory course (CHEM 685 Physical Chemistry Laboratory), in which case 18 credit hours suffice.

If you are interested in obtaining a Chemistry Minor, please contact the Chemistry Department Office at 603-862-1550 to be connected with the Department's Undergraduate Coordinator. He/she will meet with you to discuss your plans to minor in Chemistry.

To obtain a minor in Chemistry, you must have a total of 20 credit hours in CHEM courses. We have a variety of courses to fulfill this requirement, however the following CHEM courses are not acceptable as part of the 20 credits:

CHEM 400Freshman Seminar1
CHEM 696Independent Study1-4
CHEM 6981
CHEM 501
CHEM 502
Peer-led Team Learning in Chemistry
and Advanced Peer-led Team Leadership in Chemistry

If your degree program requires you to take Chemistry courses, but you also want to minor in Chemistry:

  1. No more than 8 credit hours of chemistry coursework required by the student's major may be counted toward the chemistry minor.
  2. The remaining credits must come from CHEM courses that are not required for the student's major.

General requirements overall for a minor:

  1. None of the chemistry courses for a chemistry minor can be taken on a pass/fail basis. A grade of C- or better is required in all chemistry minor coursework.
  2. A cumulative GPA of 2.00 is also required for all chemistry minor coursework.
  3. Biochemistry (BMCB) courses do not count toward a chemistry minor.
  4. Transfer credits can only be applied to the chemistry minor with the permission of the Chemistry Department undergraduate coordinator or chair, and only up to a maximum of 8 credit hours. The transferred courses must meet the minimum grade requirements.