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CHEMISTRY MINOR (CH25)

  • The minimum GPA for the minor is 2.0.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade.
  • Lower division courses must be satisfied with course work.  Advanced placement (AP), A-Level, and International Baccalaureate (IB) credits will not be accepted toward the minor requirements.
  • All upper-division course work must be completed at UCSD.
  • A maximum of two upper-division classes may overlap between the major and minor.
  • All upper-division courses used toward the minor must be offered in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. 
  • Before taking upper division courses, students who wish to minor in chemistry should have their coursework approved by submitting a minor proprosal via the "Major and Minor” tool at http://tritonlink.ucsd.edu.

Note: For students admitted Fall 2016 or earlier, please see the FAQ page for information regarding re-numbering of Organic Chemistry courses. 

Chemistry Minor Requirements (Effective When Declaring Fall 2018 and After)

The following courses must be taken for a letter grade:

Requirements for the Chemistry minor

  • Complete any three lower division courses in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
  • Complete any four upper-division courses*, including at least one laboratory course, in the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department.

*Excluding Special Studies (CHEM 196, 197, 199), Seminars, and CHEM 195.

Chemistry Minor Requirements (Effective When Declaring Prior to Fall 2018)

The following courses must be taken for a letter grade:

Requirements for the Chemistry minor

  • Must complete three lower division lecture courses and one lower-division laboratory course (CHEM 6A-B-C and CHEM 7L or CHEM 40A-B-C and 43A).  We will accept a mix of these sequences but note that some of these courses may be prerequistes for other UD minor courses. 
  • Complete a minimum of five upper-division courses, including at least one laboratory course. 
  • A maximum of two upper-division classes may overlap between the major and minor.
  • All upper-division course work must be focused in one discipline of chemistry such as physical, inorganic, organic, environmental chemistry or biochemistry.
Some example minors would include:
    • CHEM 152-154-156-157 and 143B (Organic) 
    • CHEM 114A-B-C-D and 108 (Biochemistry)
    • CHEM 114A-B-C, 116, and 108 (Biochemistry)
    • CHEM 120A-B,125, 161 and 143D (Inorganic)
    • CHEM 130-131-132, 105A and 100A (Physical)
    • CHEM 114A-B-C, 118 and 143B (Pharmacological)
    • CHEM 171-172-173-174 and 143B (Environmental)