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Chemistry Minor Requirements

Chemistry Minor Prerequisites

Note that students must complete prerequisite coursework before enrolling in some courses required for the minor. For example, Math 222 and Physics 201 or 207 must be completed before taking Chemistry 561. Prerequisite coursework may be used to meet liberal studies requirements.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 is required, based on all Chemistry minor coursework taken on the UW–Madison campus. Courses are in the Department of Chemistry unless otherwise indicated.

Must complete at least 22 credits, including the following:

  • Introductory Chemistry; choose one option:
    103 and 104 General Chemistry, 9
    109 Advanced General Chemistry, 5
    115 Chemical Principles I, 5
  • Analytical Chemistry; choose one option:
    327 Fundamentals of Analytical Science, 4
    329 Fundamentals of Analytical Science, 4
    116 Chemical Principles II, 5 (take in combination with Chem 115).
  • Organic Chemistry; complete one of the following Organic Chemistry sequences:
    341 Introductory Organic Chemistry, 3; 342 Organic Chemistry Lab, 1; and Biochemistry 501 Introduction to Biochemistry, 3
    343 Introductory Organic Chemistry, 3; 344 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2; and 345 Intermediate Organic Chemistry, 3.
  • Inorganic Chemistry; complete 311 Chemistry across the Periodic Table, 4
  • Physical Chemistry; select one:
    561 Physical Chemistry, 3. Prereqs: Chem 327 or 329, Math 222, Physics 201 or 207.
    565 Biophysical Chemistry, 4. Prereqs: Chem 327 or 329, Math 222, Physics 201 or 207, Biochem 501 or Biocore 303.
  • Complete Chemistry electives to total 22 credits. Chem 346 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, 1–2 cr, is recommended. Biochem 501, 503; Civ Engr 500, CBE 440, 540; MS&E 400; Pharmacy 430, 531, and 532 are also recommended elective options.