Requirements for Minor

The minor in chemistry requires a minimum of 15 s.h. in chemistry courses, including 12 s.h. in courses numbered 2210 or above taken in the Department of Chemistry at The University of Iowa. The requirements are normally satisfied by students completing the 8 s.h. sequence of introductory courses, CHEM:1110 (4:011) and CHEM:1120 (4:012), followed by 12 s.h. of advanced chemistry coursework taken at the University of Iowa. Most students who have satisfied the advanced coursework requirement will have taken at least 20 total semester hours of chemistry.

The most common choice of advanced chemistry coursework includes CHEM:2210 (4:121), Organic I, CHEM:2220 (4:122), Organic II, and CHEM:2410 (4:141), Organic Laboratory (or CHEM:2230-2240 (4:123-124), Organic for Majors I-II, and, CHEM:2420 (4:142), Organic Laboratory for Majors), plus one other 3 s.h. chemistry course. Possible selections for the additional course are, CHEM:3110 (4:111), CHEM:3120 (4:112), CHEM:3250 (4:125), CHEM:4431 (4:131), CHEM:4432 (4:132), or CHEM:4372 (4:172).

The following courses do not count toward the minor:

  • CHEM:3560 (004:156) Advanced Methods in Chemical Research: Special Topics
  • CHEM:3999 (004:162) Undergraduate Research
  • CHEM:4261 (004:161) Selected Topics in Chemistry