Cutting-edge science and technology relies on a strong understanding of chemical principles.
Add to your education with a minor in Chemistry and understand the universal building blocks that shape our world.
- Program type:
- On Campus
- Est. time to complete:
- 1-2 years
- Credit hours:
Why minor in Chemistry?
From everyday objects to elements of the universe, our world is made up of infinitesimally small molecules and atoms. With a minor in Chemistry from UND, you'll study these universal building blocks, and gain a strong foundation in chemical principles. This chemistry foundation is relevant in other fields of study including engineering, biology, medical and physical sciences and in a broad range of careers such as teaching, industry, and beyond.
You'll gain a strong foundation in chemical principles and prepare to make your mark in research, teaching, industry and beyond.
What majors pair well with a Chemistry minor?
Combining a Chemistry minor with certain majors can enhance your skill set and broaden your career options, or deepen your expertise with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry. Here are some bachelor's degrees that pair well with a Chemistry minor:
- Biology Degree: Pairing chemistry with biology is valuable in fields such as biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology. Understanding the chemical processes within living organisms is essential for fields like drug development and genetics.
- Physics Degree: Chemistry and physics share many fundamental principles, especially in areas like quantum mechanics and thermodynamics. Combining chemistry with physics can lead to careers in physical chemistry, materials science, or research in interdisciplinary fields like nanotechnology.
- Mechanical Engineering Degree: Chemistry and mechanical engineering often overlap in industries such as manufacturing, energy, and materials processing. Pairing chemistry with mechanical engineering can be beneficial for those interested in careers in fields like process engineering, materials design, or environmental engineering.
- Mathematics Degree: Strong quantitative skills are essential in both chemistry and mathematics. This combination is beneficial for students interested in careers in computational chemistry, data analysis, or research in fields like theoretical chemistry.
- Forensic Science Degree: Chemistry is a fundamental component of forensic science, particularly in areas such as toxicology, trace analysis, and drug chemistry. Pairing chemistry with forensic science is a strong foundation for career paths in forensic chemist, forensic toxicologist, or crime scene investigator.
- Biomedical Engineering Degree: Chemistry plays a crucial role in understanding biological systems and developing biomedical technologies. This combination can lead to careers in areas such as medical device design, tissue engineering, or drug delivery systems.
- Earth Science Degree: Chemistry is essential for understanding the composition and behavior of Earth's materials, including minerals, rocks, and water. Pairing chemistry with earth sciences or geology is ideal for those interested in environmental geochemistry, exploration geology, or natural resource management.