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To minor in chemistry, you need four 300-level courses in the discipline, including Chemistry 313, 331, and 332. The remainder of your program will be developed in person with the chemistry faculty and your advisor.

Students majoring in biology and the pre-professional programs in health at MacMurray take a number of required chemistry classes. With that foundation, it doesn't take much additional coursework to make chemistry a minor.

Having a minor in chemistry can give you a leg up when seeking your first professional position or applying to graduate school. This is especially true for biology and the pre-medical, pre-pharmacy, pre-veterinary, or pre-physician assistant programs. With a chemistry minor, you will demonstrate an ability to handle the most challenging scientific information and have a foundation of the basic building blocks in those disciplines.

The laboratories are equipped with modern instrumentation including electronic balances, high-performance liquid chromatograph, gas chromatograph, spectrophotometers (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared), computer interfacing for experiments, pH meters, combustion bomb, and refractometers. A computer laboratory is also located within the chemistry facilities.

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Learn more about Chemistry courses and how to pursue a minor in Chemistry through our catalog.