Purdue University Calumet | College of Engineering, Mathematics and Science

Minor in Chemistry

(24 credits)

Chemistry is involved in practically all of today’s greatest technological advancements, ranging from the creation of new pharmaceuticals to coatings that make objects effectively invisible. Developing new materials requires an in-depth understanding of chemical properties. Students minoring in chemistry will learn about topics such as biochemistry of complex carbohydrates of the skin, nanotechnology, environmental studies, molecular electronics, organometallics, analytical chemistry, materials science, polymer chemistry, drug design, physical biochemistry, synthetic and theoretical organic chemistry. A minimum of 16 credit hours of chemistry courses beyond general chemistry is required. These credit hours must include both lecture and laboratory courses chosen from two or more areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical.

Core Courses (8 credits)
Course Number Title
CHM 11500 General Chemistry I
CHM 11600 General Chemistry II

Chemistry Elective Courses (16 credits)

A minimum of sixteen credit hours of chemistry courses beyond general chemistry is required.

These credit hours must include both lecture and laboratory courses chosen from two or more areas of chemistry: analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical.

Advanced special topic courses and up to 3 credits of CHM 49800 (undergraduate research) may also be used to fulfill this requirement.

Biology, Chemistry and Physics Freshman Advisor

Diane Trgovcich-Zacok
Gyte 181C
219-989-4116

Chemistry Sophomore-Senior Advisor

Michael Pelter
Gyte 281
219-989-2449

Hal Pinnick
Gyte 275
219-989-2324