Minor in Chemistry - Penn State Altoona

Minor in Chemistry (CHMBD)

The Chemistry minor complements degrees in the physical sciences, biological sciences, and engineering. It introduces students to the fundamental principles of chemistry through general, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry courses. In addition, students are able to customize the minor by choosing a number of advanced 400-level courses (including 3-credits of approved biochemistry courses) that best serve their interests. This minor can provide in-depth knowledge of the basic connections between chemical principles and related areas of application. Students enrolled in Biology, Environmental Studies, Engineering, Science and other majors may wish to supplement their expertise with a more thorough chemistry background to enhance their professional opportunities in chemistry-related fields and industries.

Chemistry Minor Requirements

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE MINOR: 26-28 credits

PRESCRIBED COURSES: (20 credits)
CHEM 110(3), CHEM 111(1), CHEM 112(2), CHEM 113(1) (Sem: 1-2)
CHEM 210(3), CHEM 212(3), CHEM 213(2) (Sem: 3-6)
CHEM 221(4) (Sem: 5-8)

SUPPORTING COURSES AND RELATED AREAS: (6-8 credits)
Select at least 6-8 credits of 400-level CHEM, excluding CHEM 494(1-12), CHEM 495(1-18), and CHEM 496(1-18) (Sem: 5-8).

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Up to 3 credits of 400-level BMB will be accepted as part of the 6-8 credits for the Supporting Courses and Related Areas.


For more information:

Richard Bell

Dr. Richard C. Bell

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Office: 104 Science Building
Phone: 814-949-5172
Email: @psu.edu