Chemistry or Biochemistry Minor
To add a chemistry or biochemistry minor, fill out the Change of Minor form, and drop it off in the Chemistry and Biochemistry office, 91 Klamath Hall. Please note: You may not graduate with both a major and a minor from our department (e.g., a biochemistry major with a chemistry minor).
A minor in chemistry may be designed from course work in general chemistry, including the laboratory sequence, and at least four additional upper-division courses. University requirements for the minor include a minimum of 24 credits in chemistry, 12 of which must be completed at the University of Oregon and 15 of which must be in upper-division courses. All courses for the minor must be completed with grades of C– or better. Credits earned in Seminar (CH 407), Reading and Conference (CH 405), and Special Laboratory Problems (CH 409) may not be applied as required course work for the minor.
A total of 38 credits are required for a minor in biochemistry, distributed as follows:
- A full year of college level general chemistry with laboratories.
- Two courses of college level organic chemistry lecture (UO CH 331 and 335)
- Two courses of upper division biochemistry lecture courses (UO CH 461* and CH 462)
- One additional upper division biochemistry lecture course or one upper division biochemistry laboratory course (UO CH 463 or CH 467)
Other courses may be submitted for consideration and approval by the department. At least 12 credits for the biochemistry minor must be completed at the University of Oregon. All courses applied to the minor must be completed with grades of C– or better. Credits earned in Seminar (CH 407), Reading and Conference (CH 405), and Special Laboratory Problems (CH 409) may not be applied to required course work for the biochemistry minor.
*CH 336 is a pre-req. for CH 461