Chemistry is intrinsically a part of our society from the fuels we use, the air we breathe, and the water we drink to the complex chemical behaviors of our own bodies. Chemistry is involved in the development of myriad materials such as computer chips, packaging materials, and alternative fuels. Increasing numbers of policy and ethical choices facing the global community involve issues where chemistry plays a pivotal role. This minor provides students with the opportunity to study chemistry in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their major or as an additional area of interest.
Notes about this minor:
- This minor is closed to students majoring in biochemistry and chemistry.
- Posting of the minor on the student's academic transcript requires a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.
- Notations may appear in the curriculum chart below outlining pre-requisites, co-requisites, and other curriculum requirements (see footnotes).
|CHMG-141||General and Analytical Chemistry I|
|CHMG-145||Chemical Principles I Laboratory|
|CHMG-142||General and Analytical Chemistry II|
|CHMG-146||Chemical Principles II Laboratory|
|CHMO-231||Organic Chemistry I|
|CHMO-235||Organic Chemistry I Lab|
|CHMO-232||Organic Chemistry II|
|CHMO-236||Organic Chemistry II Lab|
|Choose from the following:*|
|CHEM-301||Undergraduate Teaching Experience†|
|CHEM-493||Undergraduate Research Experience†|
|CHEM-495||Advanced Undergraduate Research Experience†|
|CHMO-636||Spec. ID of Organic Compounds|
|CHMO-637||Advanced Organic Chemistry|
|CHMO-640||Mechanisms of Drug Interactions|
|CHMO-710||Literature Explorations in Organic Synthesis|
|CHMO-739||Advanced Physical Organic Chemistry|
|CHMA-621||Advanced Instrumental Analysis Lab|
|CHMA-711||Advanced Instrumental Analysis|
|CHMB-610||Advanced Protein Biochemistry: Structure and Function|
|CHMI-351||Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHMI-464||Structural Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHMI-764||Modern Inorganic Chemistry|
|CHMP-441||Physical Chemistry I|
|CHMP-442||Physical Chemistry II|
|CHMP-751||Colloid and Interface Science|
|CHMP-752||Molecular Photophysics and Photochemistry|
|CHPO-706||Polymer Chemistry I|
|CHPO-707||Polymer Chemistry II|
* A total of nine semester credit hours of electives is required, with at least three credits at the 400-level or above
† Students may use Undergraduate Teaching Experience (CHEM-301), Biomedical Research (CHEM-493), Biochemistry Research (CHMB-493), and Advanced Undergraduate Research Experience (CHMB-495) to satisfy up to 3 of the 9 credit hours required for the elective courses. The remaining 6 credit hours must come from other courses on the electives list.
Quarter Curriculum - For Reference Only
Effective fall 2013, RIT converted its academic calendar from quarters to semesters. The following content has been made available as reference only. Currently matriculated students who began their academic programs in quarters should consult their academic adviser for guidance and course selection.
Students have the opportunity to complete a minor in chemistry in order to build a secondary area of expertise in support of their program or other areas of interest.
1011-215, 216 General and Analytical Chemistry I, II
1011-205, 206 Chemical Principles Laboratory I, II
1011-217, 227 General and Analytical Chemistry III and Laboratory
1013-231, 232, 233 Organic Chemistry I, II, III
1013-235, 236, 237 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, II, III
Elective Courses: Students choose a minimum of three courses from the list below. These credits must be in courses not required by the student's home program. At least one course must be 400-level or above.
1008-312, 319 Analytical Chemistry: Separations and Laboratory
1008-261, 265 Quantitative Analysis I and Laboratory
1008-262, 266 Quantitative Analysis II Laboratory
1008-311, 318 Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory
1009-502 Biochemistry: Conformation and Dynamics
1009-503 Biochemistry: Metabolism
1009-504 Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids
1009-505 Biochemistry: Experimental Techniques
1014-441, 445 Chemical Thermodynamics and Laboratory
1014-442, 446 Quantum Chemistry and Laboratory
1014-443, 447 Chemical Kinetics and Laboratory
1012-562 Inorganic Chemistry I
1012-563 Inorganic Chemistry II
1012-765 Preparative Organic Chemistry Laboratory
1008-511, 621 Advanced Instrumental Analysis and Laboratory
1029-501 Organic Chemistry of Polymers
1029-502 Polymer Chemistry: Chains and Solutions
1029-503 Polymer Chemistry: Properties of Bulk Materials
1029-505 Synthesis of High Polymers Lab
Other chemistry courses at the 300-level or above may be taken as part of the minor with written permission of the department chair.