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 Laboratory 5
     CHY 115/116 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory 4
     CHY 233 Analytical Chemistry with Laboratory 5
     CHY 251/252 Organic Chemistry I with Laboratory 5
Total hours 19
or  
     CHY 113/114 Principles of Chemistry I with Laboratory 5
     CHY 115/116 Principles of Chemistry II with Laboratory 4
     CHY 371 Quantum Chemistry 3
     CHY 373/374 Chemical Thermodynamics and Laboratory 5
     CHY 421 Inorganic Chemistry 3
Total hours 20

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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