The Chemistry minor consists of a minimum of twenty-two (22) semester hours in Chemistry courses.
A chemistry minor develops each students’ practical and conceptual knowledge in ways that could lead to a variety of career paths, including: manufacturing, forensics, pharmaceuticals, government agencies, food industry, or health care.
- Undergraduate Majors and Minors
- Computer Science (BS)
- Accounting (AS, Minor)
- Applied Mathematics (BS)
- Biology (BS, Minor)
- Business Administration (AS, BS, Minor)
- Chemistry (Minor)
- Christian Education (Minor)
- Christian Studies (AA, BA)
- Communications (BA, Minor)
- Creative Technologies (BS)
- Creative Writing (Minor)
- Criminal Justice (AS, BS, Minor)
- Early Childhood Education (AA, BA)
- English (BA, Minor)
- Elementary Education (BA)
- Elementary Education & Special Education (BA)
- Entrepreneurship and Innovation (Minor)
- History (BS, Minor)
- Journalism (Minor)
- Lay Ministry (Minor)
- Operations Management (BAS)
- Pastoral Ministry (Minor)
- Philosophy (Minor)
- Physical Education and Health: All Grade (BS)
- Applied Health & Fitness
- Psychology (BS, Minor)
- Servant Leadership (Minor)
- Special Education, Mild Intervention: All Grade (BA)
- University Studies (AA, BA)
- Information Systems
- Business Law & Ethics
Students with a chemistry minor who decide to pursue a graduate degree in chemistry could apply for a Master’s degree (M.S.) or Doctorate (Ph.D.). Below you will find a list of transferable skills students develop in chemistry and a selection of careers in which chemistry skills are utilized.
• Access and assess appropriate scientific literature.
• Develop hypotheses and propose appropriate experiments to test them.
• Use data bases and informatics tools.
• Design and conduct experiments and to record/archive the data appropriately.
• Use appropriate data analysis and interpret the results of experiments.
• Present the overall goals and detailed results of experiments in a variety of formats to a variety of audiences.
• Work safely, both alone and in an effective team.
• Summarize and convey information orally, visually, and in writing.
• Recognize and understand the ethical issues involved in both the conduct of research and in the dimensions of research.
• Awareness of the major issues at the forefront of the science.
• Ability to assess primary papers critically.
• Good “quantitative” skills such as the ability to accurately and reproducibly prepare reagents for experiments.
• Ability to dissect a problem into its key features.
• Ability to design experiments and understand the limitations of the experimental approach.
• Ability to interpret experimental data and identify consistent and inconsistent components.
• Ability to design follow-up experiments.
• Ability to work safely and effectively in a laboratory.
• Awareness of the available resources and how to use them.
• Ability to use computers as information and research tools.
• Ability to collaborate with other researchers
• Ability to use oral, written and visual presentations to present their work to both a science literate and a science non-literate audience.
• Ability to think in an integrated manner and look at problems from different perspectives.
• Awareness of the ethical issues in the life sciences.
• Given an experimental data set, be able to use appropriate quantitative models to assess error and glean scientific meaning.
• Given current knowledge (or data), create a testable hypothesis and design and execute an appropriately controlled experiment.
• Given a hypothesis, be able to evaluate the strengths and limitations of various experimental approaches.
• Given a body of experimental data, be able to communicate the results in visual, written, and verbal formats.
• Given a body of experimental data, be able to find relevant information from prior scholarship.
• Purify compounds via Column Chromatography
• Analyze the purity of a compound, using Thin Layer Chromatography
• Perform titration to determine the concentration of a compound in solution
• Isolation and Purification of Products
- Chemical synthesis, analysis, and problem-solving
• Ethical conduct and laboratory practices
• Ability to utilize and interpret data from the following instruments:
- Fourier Transform Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectrometer (FT-NMR)
- Ultraviolet-Visible (UV-Vis)
- Infrared (IR) Spectrometers
- Gas Chromatograph – Mass Spectrometer (GC-MS)
- High Performance Liquid Chromatographs (HPLC)
• Column Chromatography
• Thin Layer Chromatography
• Isolation and Purification of Products
Air quality engineer
Chemical health & safety officer
Consumer products technician
Discovery chemist (pharmaceutical industry)
Dye, pigment, or ink developer/researcher
Hazardous waste management
High school science teacher
Process chemist (pharmaceutical industry)
Public health professional
Quality control chemist
Regulatory affairs (pharmaceutical industry)
Water quality assessor