Chemistry Minor

The Chemistry minor is a popular choice among Biology majors at Fitchburg State University. It is also an option for students from other majors. The Chemistry minor provides an additional qualification to students and enhances their graduate school applications and job prospects, particularly in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries in the local area (Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZenica, Athena Diagnostics, Charles River Labs, etc.).

Required Courses:

CHEM 1300 - General Chemistry I
CHEM 1400 - General Chemistry II
CHEM 2000 - Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 2100 - Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 2400 - General Analytical Chemistry
Chemistry elective (CHEM 2000+, 3-credit)

Note: CHEM 1300, CHEM 1400, CHEM 2000 and CHEM 2100 are all required courses for the Biology major.

General Analytical Chemistry is offered every year in the Spring semester. A Chemistry elective is usually offered in the Fall semester. Recent offerings include Forensic Chemistry, Natural Products and Medicinal Chemistry. Biochemistry courses can be used to satisfy the chemistry elective requirement. They cannot be used to satisfy both the major and minor requirements.

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