Chemistry Minor

A minor in chemistry may be a useful addition to the programs of students majoring in other natural sciences areas. The minor consists of a minimum of 20 credits in chemistry, with at least 9 of these at or above the 300 level in residence at UWM.

For further information regarding degree requirements, see Academic Undergraduate Advisor – Gloria Freschl. Please bring a copy of your transcript when meeting with the advisor to declare a minor. Unofficial free of charge UWM transcripts may be obtained from the Department of Enrollment Services in Mellencamp Hall, Room 274.

Requirements

Total Chemistry Credits

20 credits

General Chemistry Courses
  • Chem 102 - General Chemistry, 5 credits
  • Chem 104 - General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis, 5 credits
One course each from three of the following areas

At least 9 credits of these at or above the 300 level in residence at UWM.

Analytical
  • Chem 221 - Elementary Quantitative Analysis, 4 credits
  • Chem 524 - Instrumental Analysis, 3 credits
Biochemistry
  • Chem 501 - Introduction to Biochemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 601 - Biochemistry: Protein Structure and Function, 3 credits
  • Chem 602 - Biochemistry: Cellular Processes, 3 credits
  • Chem 603 - Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
  • Chem 604 - Biochemistry: Metabolism, 3 credits
Inorganic
  • Chem 311 - Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 511 - Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 614 - Bio-Inorganic Chemistry, 3 credits
Organic
  • Chem 341 - Introductory Survey of Organic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 342 - Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
  • Chem 343 - Organic Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 344 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory, 2 credits
  • Chem 345 - Organic Chemistry, 3 credits
Physical
  • Chem 560 - Biophysical Chemistry, 3 credits
  • Chem 561 - Physical Chemistry I, 3 credits
  • Chem 562 - Physical Chemistry II, 3 credits
  • Chem 563 - Physical Chemistry Laboratory, 1-2 credits


Additional Requirements

At least one course with a laboratory, beyond general chemistry, must be taken.

Chem elective to total at least 20 credits.



GPA Requirements

Students must maintain an average GPA of 2.500 in all minor courses attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.500 GPA on all minor courses attempted, including any transfer work. Chem 106 does not count toward the minor and is not included in the minor GPA.