An experiment conducted in one of the Chemistry labs. A minor in chemistry can help you in wide variety of fields. It will teach you to sort large amounts of information; make logical decisions; design experiments; observe, measure, collect, organize, and analyze data; maintain accurate records; operate and maintain complicated equipment; and work both independently and as part of a group.

Course Catalog

A complete list of minor requirements and courses for chemistry minors are available in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

Program Requirements

All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog. Please go to GPS on BlazerNet for a degree checklist that is specific to the major(s), minor(s), and tracks or concentrations you have chosen.

All chemistry minors must take:

Stoichiometry, quantum theory, atomic structure, chemical bonding, acids-bases, colligative properties and periodicity. Laboratory emphasizes quantitative analysis. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment in CH 115R General Chemistry I Recitation required. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: check course catalog.
Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 115. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in CH 114 requires the permission of the instructor or enrollment in Honors College or Chemistry Scholars program.
Solutions, chemical kinetics, chemical thermodynamics, chemical equilibrium and special topics (organic, biochemistry, descriptive chemistry) Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. Concurrent enrollment in CH 117R General Chemistry II Recitation required. (Core Area III). Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CH 115 (minimum grade: C).
Emphasizes development of laboratory skills and quantitative analyses related to CH 117. Writing assignments structured to build on scientific reasoning. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in CH 119 requires the permission of the instructor.
Structure, nomenclature, properties, and reactivity of compounds with various organic functional groups: alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Emphasis on the mechanisms of organic reactions and problem solving. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CH 117 (miniumum grade: C).
CH 236: Techniques of organic chemistry. Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: CH 117 and CH 118 or CH 119 (minimum grade: C).
CH 234: Emphasis placed on development of techniques used in organic research laboratories and scientific writing. 1 hour.
Prerequisites: CH 235 (miniumum grade: C). Permission of instructor or enrollment in Honors College or Chemistry Scholars program required.
Reactions of aromatic compounds and carbonyl containing functional groups: aldehydes, ketones, acids, esters and amides. Molecules of biological interest, such as proteins and carbohydrates. 3 hours. 
Prerequisites: CH 235 (miniumum grade: C).
Synthesis, purification, and characterization of organic compounds using instrumental analysis and identification of unknowns. Concurrent enrollment or prior completion of CH 237 strongly recommended. 3 hours.
Prerequisites: CH 235 and CH 234/CH 236 (miniumum grade: C). Enrollment in CH 119 requires the permission of the instructor.

In addition, students will need to complete one chemistry elective.

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