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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog - SCCC & Day Students

Chemistry Minor


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Objectives: The minor in chemistry will provide students with a stronger background in chemistry than they would obtain from the requirements in the core curriculum. It is designed to acquaint students with the more advanced theories and techniques that are illustrated in the major subfields of chemistry.

Knowledge and/or Skills to be Achieved: In general, the student completing the minor will have a more in-depth foundation in chemical bonding, physical properties and synthesis of compounds, chemical thermodynamics and kinetics, chemical and instrumental analyses, properties of biomolecules, and the design of polymers. More specifically, by the choice of advanced courses, the student may gain greater insight with regards to one or more of these general areas to meet specific career goals. Additionally, because the department places considerable emphasis on oral and written presentations, the student will gain considerable experience in interpreting and presenting chemical data in a professional manner.

This minor is not approved for students majoring in Chemistry.

Structure of the Minor:


Required Courses: (8 Credit Hours)


* These four courses meet the requirements for the core curriculum, and their hours are not counted toward the total for the Minor in Chemistry. Also note that CHEM 103 /CHEM 113  and CHEM 104 /CHEM 114  do not meet the requirements for the Minor in Chemistry. Biology majors may count CHEM 207 /CHEM 217  and CHEM 208 /CHEM 218  towards the minor.

Electives: (7 Credit Hours)


The additional courses must be approved in advance by the Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Upper-Level Offerings


One of the four sequential upper-level offerings (300 or above)

Upper-Level Laboratory


If the Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or Biochemistry sequence is chosen, at least one upper-level laboratory course (CHEM 315 , CHEM 316 , or CHEM 460 ) must also be completed.

Additional Courses


The additional courses must be approved in advance by the Head of the Department of Chemistry.

Total Credit Hours Required:


15, at least 9 of which must be completed at The Citadel.

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