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.
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Why minor in chemistry?
From everyday objects to elements of the cosmos, 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,
You'll gain a strong foundation in chemical principles and prepare to make your mark
in research, teaching, industry and beyond.
Chemistry Minor Courses
CHEM 121. General Chemistry I. 3 Credits.
Open to all students; no high school credit in chemistry required. Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; matter, measurement, atoms, ions, molecules, reactions, chemical calculations, thermochemistry, bonding, molecular geometry, periodicity, gases. Prerequisite or Corequisite: MATH 103 or higher. F,S,SS.
CHEM 122. General Chemistry II. 3 Credits.
Elementary principles and theories of chemistry; Intermolecular forces, liquids, solids, kinetics, equilibria, acids and bases. Solution of chemistry, precipitation, thermodynamics, electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 121L. F,S,SS.
CHEM 333. Analytical Chemistry. 3 Credits.
For all science majors interested in using analytical chemistry techniques in a modern science laboratory. Principles of quantitative and qualitative chemical analysis as applied to environmental, clinical and forensic science are covered. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 or CHEM 221. Corequisite: CHEM 333L. F.
CHEM 341. Organic Chemistry I. 3 Credits.
Designed for science and pre-professional students. Structure and bonding, acid-base reactions, nomenclature, stereochemistry, functional groups, alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, alkyl halides and alcohols. Application of spectrometric methods (NMR, IR and MS) for identification of organic compounds. Prerequisites: CHEM 122 with a grade of C or better and CHEM 122L; or CHEM 254 and CHEM 254L. Corequisite: CHEM 341L. F,S.
CHEM 342. Organic Chemistry II. 3 Credits.
Designed for science and pre-professional students. Structure and reactivity, organometallic compounds, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, aromatic compounds, amines, multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 341 or CHEM 341C with a grade of C or better and CHEM 341L. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CHEM 342L. F,S.
BIMD 301. Biochemistry. 3 Credits.
Introductory exploration of major concepts in biochemistry. The four main knowledge themes are macromolecular structure and function, energy transformation, metabolic regulation and integration, and information flow. Students will practice skills in molecular visualization, critical thinking, and working in small groups. Prerequisite: CHEM 340 or CHEM 341 with a grade of C or better. Corequisites: BIOL 150 and CHEM 342 are recommended. S.
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