Department of Chemistry

Minor in Chemistry

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To graduate as a chemistry major or minor in any of the programs, a student must earn a grade of C or better in all chemistry courses and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 in all other courses required for the major.

The minimum number of credits (exclusive of the Core curriculum) required for the minor: 19. At least 6 credit hours beyond the 100-level must be taken within the Chemistry Department at USM.

The minor consists of CHY 113 and 114, 115 and 116 and either of the following two groups of courses: 233, 251, and 252, or 371, 373, 374 and 421.

 Credits
     CHY 113/114 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory5
     CHY 115/116 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
     CHY 233 Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory5
     CHY 251/252 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory5
Total hours19
or 
     CHY 113/114 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory5
     CHY 115/116 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory4
     CHY 371 Quantum Chemistry3
     CHY 373/374 Chemical Thermodynamics and Laboratory5
     CHY 421 Inorganic Chemistry3
Total hours20

USM Chemistry Club

The USM Chemistry Club is an ACS Student Chapter that works to educate and entertain students in K-12 about the principles of chemistry through engaging demonstrations.

In addition to performing demonstrations, the USM Chemistry Club presents chemistry research from a variety of fields at the annual national ACS conference.

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