The minor is an option for students who wish to pair an understanding of chemistry with their major at Trinity. The minor will introduce students to four major subdivisions in chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry) with an option to also investigate biochemistry or environmental chemistry. The minor would provide a solid preparation for students aiming to pursue graduate work in areas that encompass chemistry, like molecular biology, materials science, neuroscience, and environmental science. In order to declare a minor in chemistry and to plan a course of study, a student should meet with and discuss their plans with any faculty member in the chemistry department. Students completing a chemistry or biochemistry major cannot claim completion of a chemistry minor.

The minor in chemistry consists of six courses in chemistry. Four of the courses are required; two of the courses are electives. The four required courses are CHEM 211L, CHEM 309L, CHEM 311L, and CHEM 313. The elective courses can be chosen from the following list:

  • CHEM 212L. Elementary Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 230L. Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM 310. Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 312L. Instrumental Methods of Chemical Analysis
  • CHEM 314L. Descriptive Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 316L. Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 320L. Biological Chemistry
  • CHEM 403. Advanced Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 404. Advanced Biological Chemistry
  • CHEM 406. Advanced Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 410. Bioanalytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 418. Nuclear Magnetic Resonance
  • BIOL 317L. Biochemistry

If a course has a laboratory component, the laboratory is required for the minor. No course with a grade less than C- may be counted toward the minor.