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2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog 
2012-2013 CU Denver Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Minor

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The objective of the chemistry minor is to provide broad introductory course work and laboratory experience to science majors without the more technical mathematical and chemical prerequisites required of the chemistry major. The chemistry minor is open to all CLAS students and should prove beneficial for science majors, pre-professional health science majors and students seeking science education certification.

Course work and grade requirements that must be satisfied to obtain a chemistry minor include:

  • a minimum of 20 semester hours of chemistry courses, including at least 10 at the upper division level
  • upper-division course work must include three of the six subdisciplines that comprise chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical and environmental chemistry
  • a minimum 2.0 GPA for chemistry courses taken at CU Denver
  • all chemistry minor courses must be taken for a letter grade rather than with the pass/fail grading option
  • to satisfy the department residency requirement, a minimum of 7 upper-division hours of chemistry must be taken at the Denver campus

Course Requirements

All upper division chemistry courses at CU Denver will satisfy course work requirements for the minor. Furthermore, the Department of Chemistry offers courses that have minimum chemistry and mathematics prerequisites and should be considered for the chemistry minor degree. Choose from the following suggested courses, or other electives approved by your chemistry minor advisor.




 Course selections to be announced.


MINOR TOTAL: 20 HOURS (minimum)


To register your minor in chemistry, please visit the CLAS advising office in NC 4002. After establishing your minor status, you are encouraged to meet with the chemistry minor advisor, Professor Mark Anderson in NC 3002C.


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