Chemistry as a Second Teaching Field Minor


This minor is designed for students intending to pursue a secondary education teaching license. Students may qualify for licensure if they complete all of the following: an approved content area major, the Chemistry as a Second Teaching Field minor, and the fifth-year student teaching experience. Students interested in becoming licensed educators should contact the Education Department about all requirements related to certification, including admission to the Teacher Education program.

Minor Requirements

20 credits

Twenty semester credit hours in chemistry, to include coursework in both inorganic and organic chemistry. Math courses do not count toward this minor. Please consult the Chemistry Department for appropriate math requirements.


The credits for the math requirement (MAT-125 or higher) are counted in the Professional Foundations minor.
MAT- One course MAT-125 or higher

3-4 credits


Required Courses (16 credits)

CHE-141General Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-141LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory I

1 credit

CHE-142General Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-142LGeneral Chemistry Laboratory II

1 credit

CHE-252Analytical Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-252LAnalytical Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

CHE-301Organic Chemistry I

3 credits

CHE-301LOrganic Chemistry I Lab

1 credit

Elective (4 credits)

Complete one course with the corresponding lab.

CHE-302Organic Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-302LOrganic Chemistry II Lab

1 credit

CHE-352Analytical Chemistry II

3 credits

CHE-352LAnalytical Chemistry Lab II

1 credit


3 credits

CHE-412LBiochemistry Laboratory

1 credit


Upon successful completion of this minor, students will be able to:

1) Have broad exposure to the field of chemistry, with a specific educational emphasis on the technologically and industrially significant areas of Analytical and Organic Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis;

2) Carry out scientific experiments to test a hypothesis as well as accurately record and analyze the results of such experiments;

3) Apply problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical reasoning skills to scientific problems;

4) Clearly communicate the results of scientific work in written and electronic formats;

5) Understand how to act ethically when collecting, analyzing, and presenting experimental data; and

6) Function as a member of an interdisciplinary problem-solving team.