Academics

Chemistry (Minor)

Basic Information

Students majoring in another discipline (with the exception of Biochemistry) may minor in Chemistry. The Chemistry Minor consists of a selection of elementary and advanced courses that expose the student to a variety of topics. It covers the basic chemical principles and offers various options for advanced study that can be tailored to the particular interests of the student.

The only required courses for the Chemistry Minor are Chemical Principles I & II (with required laboratories). To complete the minor, a student must take three (3) additional lecture courses and three (3) additional laboratory courses, thereby furnishing the student with both theoretical and practical understanding in their chosen area of concentration. At least two of the lecture and at least two of the laboratory courses must be at the 300-level or higher; and no more than one of these 300-400 level lecture courses may also be used to satisfy the student’s declared Major requirements. At least twelve (12) credits of chemistry course work must be taken at UMass Boston.

The student must achieve at least a 2.0 GPA in the chemistry courses that are counted towards the minor. Students may not take any 300-level (or above) chemistry courses pass/fail for the Chemistry Minor; and only one of all the courses taken for the Chemistry Minor may be taken on a pass/fail basis.

Students should discuss their program with either the Chemistry Department Chair or a chemistry advisor.