Minor in Chemistry


The Department of Marine Sciences offers a minor in Chemistry, which is facilitated by the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University. A minor in Chemistry should represent course work taken in the discipline beyond courses that might be used to satisfy core curriculum science requirements (8 credits). Therefore, though CHEM 101/111 or CHEM 107 and CHEM 102/112 are prerequisites to all of the listed courses, they are not considered part of the minor program. The course work listed (17-20 credits) represents an overview of the sub-disciplines within the field of Chemistry (A: Organic Chemistry, B: Analytical Chemistry, C: Physical Chemistry, D: Inorganic Chemistry, E: Advanced Chemistry). The purpose of this course overview is to give students an overall knowledge base that is fitting to a Minor in Chemistry, which is consistent with the statement on minors published by the American Chemical Society, and is required by the Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University.

The general requirements and process for obtaining a minor in Chemistry is as follows:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 credits in the discipline with at least 6 credits at the 300-400 level

  • Complete a minimum of 6 in residence at either TAMU in College Station or TAMU at Galveston

  • Achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all courses required for the minor

  • Complete the official Approval of a Minor Field of Study form and return it to the Department of Marine Sciences (Dr. M. Moser)

  • When complete and approved, the minor will be designated on your transcript

  • TAMUG student instructions: complete all courses in the required course list, then complete two different courses from course list C, D, E.

Chemistry Minor course diagram

Additional Notes

  • 300 and 400 level Chemistry classes can fulfill Professional Elective requirements for MARS and OCRE majors

  • 300 and 400 level courses can be taken as allowed by degree plan

  • MARS 410 requires several prerequisites not listed above

  • The course list designation of CHEM 489 will depend on the special topic offered

  • Paperwork and forms for the minor must be completed, submitted, and approved before you apply for graduation