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.
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