Chemistry, Minor


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Chemistry Minor Requirements

A Minor in Chemistry for a bachelor's degree requires at least 21 units, of which at least 7 are upper-division. Specific course requirements are General Chemistry (CHEM 1A, CHEM  1AL and CHEM 1B, CHEM 1BL or CHEM 3A), Organic Chemistry (CHEM 8 or CHEM  128ACHEM 128B and CHEM 129A), and Quantitative Analysis (CHEM 105).

Those students requiring additional upper-division chemistry units may choose from courses such as the following: CHEM 125, CHEM 150, CHEM 155A, CHEM 155B, and CHEM 156.

Note: The Chemistry Minor also requires a 2.0 GPA and 6 upper-division units in residence.


Our faculty provide excellent research opportunities in analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. The broad interests within the faculty have resulted in interdisciplinary research projects in collaboration with scientists and professors in other science areas: agricultural chemistry, biotechnology, clinical chemistry, forensic chemistry, forensic biochemistry, chemical physics, enology, nutritional science, and molecular biology. Research projects have involved local facilities such as the California State Crime Laboratory, University Medical Center, UCSF Fresno Medical Education Program, USDA Research Station, U.S. Veteran's Administration Hospital, U.S. Forest Laboratory, and Valley Children's Hospital.

The graduate faculty are dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, rigorous M.S. program. Several of the faculty have received awards for the quality of their mentoring and teaching. They are widely respected in their field and regularly publish their work in leading scientific journals. The faculty have received funding to support their work from private foundations, and state and federal agencies, including the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. They also work with researchers at several National Laboratories and a number of top-tier research universities.

For faculty phone numbers and e-mail, see the campus directory.

For more on the faculty, see the faculty pages.
The faculty pages are updated by the department or program.