Why study 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.

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.

Contact the program director, whose name and information appear on this screen.

Students in the UC 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.

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.

GPA Requirement

Students are required to complete CHEM minor coursework with a cumulative minimum 2.0 GPA.

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

Contact Information

Anne Vonderheide, PhD
Assoc. Professor-Educator and Director of Undergraduate Studies
508 Rieveschl, PO Box 210172
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172
(513) 556-9331

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Program Code: 15MIN-CHEM-MIN