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Chemistry

Chemistry is the study of all matter found in living structures, geological formations and human-created products. Chemists explore the molecular structure of matter in order to develop theories about how such structures work and to apply these theories to the development of products that range from pharmaceuticals to heat shields.

The minor is designed for students who want a strong background in chemistry to complement their major area of study. Students who are enrolled in pre-professional programs may also find a minor in chemistry to be helpful to their professional preparation.

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Quick Info

Program Code

15MIN-CHEM

Real-World Learning Components

Research

Duration

2 years

Admission Criteria

Selective

Location

Main Campus

Department

Chemistry
McMicken College of Arts and Sciences

Contact

415 Rieveschl
PO Box 210172
Cincinnati,OH  45221-0172
Anne Vonderheide
Email: anne.vonderheide@uc.edu
Phone: 513-556-9331

Career Possibilities

Additional career options are listed on the Center for Exploratory Studies website.

Curriculum

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Curriculum Guide Versions:

Chemistry Minor Curriculum Guide

Predominant Program

    Fall (Year 1)
    • CHEM1040, General Chemistry I, NS, 4
    • CHEM1040L, General Chemistry Laboratory I, NS, 1
    Spring (Year 1)
    • CHEM1041, General Chemistry II, NS, 4
    • CHEM1041L, General Chemistry Laboratory II, NS, 1
    Summer (Year 1)
    • N/A
    Fall (Year 2)
    • CHEM2040, Organic Chemistry I, 4
    • CHEM2040L, Organic Chemistry Laboratory I, 1
    Spring (Year 2)
    • CHEM2041, Organic Chemistry II, 4
    • CHEM2041L, Organic ChemistryLaboratory II, 1
    Summer (Year 2)
    • CHEMxxxx, Six credits at the 2050 level and above; laboratory (L) courses, seminar and research courses (2080, 4080, 5020, 5030, and 5080 level courses) are excluded., 6
    Groupings:
    Elective Courses
    • CHEMxxxx, Must be in discipline: CHEM, 6

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

Students in the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) enjoy many benefits afforded through study at a research-intensive institution ranked among the nation's top 25 public research universities. UC's urban, Tristate location offers exciting opportunities for global education, research and service learning, while its student-centered focus includes an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, a nationally recognized Center for Exploratory Studies and a highly successful First Year Experience program that teaches critical skills for first-year students and provides connections with important campus resources.

Admission Requirements

Students already pursuing a degree in any college at UC can add the minor to their program. Be sure to submit a declaration of the minor using our online form.

 

In addition, you must meet with the program director so that the department is aware that you are pursuing the minor and can advise you appropriately. Do this early enough to avoid delay in obtaining your minor.

Graduation Requirements

If you have declared the minor, then it will appear on your application for graduation. Apply for graduation as you normally would for your bachelor’s degree.

Accreditation

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.