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College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

208 Williams Hall
Tel: 330-672-2032

The Chemistry minor provides a solid background in chemistry and biochemistry, which can be individually tailored to complement major studies in other sciences, education and business.


Attribute Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Attribute Course Title Credits Min. Grade
  CHEM 30301 Inorganic Chemistry I 2  
  Choose from the following groups: 10  
KBS CHEM 10060 General Chemistry I (4)    
KBS CHEM 10061 General Chemistry II (4)    
KBS CHEM 10062 General Chemistry Laboratory I (1)    
KBS CHEM 10063 General Chemistry Laboratory II (1)    
KBS CHEM 10960 Honors General Chemistry (5)    
KBS CHEM 10961 Honors General Chemistry (5)    
  Choose from the following groups: 4-6  
  CHEM 20481 Basic Organic Chemistry I (4)    
  CHEM 30481 Organic Chemistry I (3)    
  CHEM 30482 Organic Chemistry II (3)    
  Electives (with minor advisor approval): 7-9  
  CHEM 20482 Basic Organic Chemistry II (2) 1    
  CHEM 30050 Introduction to Materials Chemistry (2)    
  CHEM 30105 Analytical Chemistry I (3)    
  CHEM 30106 Analytical Chemistry II (2)    
  CHEM 30107 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory I (1)    
  CHEM 30108 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II (1)    
  CHEM 30284 Introductory Biological Chemistry (4) 2    
ELR CHEM 30475 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I (1)    
  CHEM 30476 Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (1)    
  CHEM 40245 Biochemical Foundations of Medicine (4) 2    
  CHEM 40247 Principles of Biochemistry (4) 2    
  CHEM 40302 Inorganic Chemistry (2)    
  CHEM 40555 Elementary Physical Chemistry (3) 3    
  CHEM 40556 Elementary Physical Chemistry (3) 3,5    
  CHEM 40567 Basic Concepts of Physical Chemistry (4) 3    
  CHEM 40568 Elementary Physical Chemistry Laboratory (1) 4    
  1. Students who take CHEM 30481 and 30482 cannot take CHEM 20482.
  2. Well-prepared students may substitute CHEM 40245 for CHEM 30284.
  3. Students who take CHEM 40555 or 40556 may not take CHEM 40567.
  4. Students may take CHEM 40568 only if they have taken CHEM 40555, 40556 or 40567 as a pre/corequisite.
  5. This course is for physics majors taking the chemistry concentration.

Graduation Requirements:

  • Minimum cumulative 2.000 GPA and a 2.000 GPA in chemistry.
  • Students must complete at least two upper-division courses in the minor at Kent State on a graded basis (A-F).