College of the Environment, Forestry, and Natural Sciences2018-2019

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry, Minor

This minor is a natural companion to careers in biology, physics, geology, environmental studies, genetics, science education, etc. A science minor is an excellent credential in the eyes of future employers and enhances opportunities for students interested in medical or other professional schools.


What Can I Do with a Minor in Chemistry?

You choose a minor, with guidance from your advisor. The minor should complement your major and your personal academic goals. You may use the same course or courses to satisfy requirements in both a major and a minor as long as at least 50% of the units in the minor have a different prefix than the major. You may also use the same course or courses to meet both liberal studies and minor requirements as long as you meet all requirements for the minor.

University Requirements

  • A minor is earned in conjunction with a bachelor's degree.

    To receive a minor (18 to 24 units) at Northern Arizona University, you must complete a planned group of courses from one or more subject matter areas with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.0. At least 12 units of the minor must be unique to that minor and not applied to any other minor.


In addition to University Requirements:

  • Complete individual plan requirements.

Please note that students may be able to use some courses to meet more than one requirement. Contact your advisor for details.

No more than 50% of the units used to satisfy minor requirements may be used to satisfy major requirements.

Minimum Units for Completion 18 - 21
Highest Mathematics Required MAT 108


Minor Requirements
  • Be aware that some courses may have prerequisites that you must also take. For prerequisite information click on the course or see your advisor.

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