Minor in Chemistry Education

40-41 credits

Chemistry Education Minor Requirements
Complete the one of the following courses with its associated lab:
BIOL 1610
  & BIOL 1615
Principles of Biology I
   and Principles of Biology I Lab
Complete the following:
CHEM 1210Principles of Chemistry I4
CHEM 1215Principles of Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 1220Principles of Chemistry II4
CHEM 1225Principles of Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 2310Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM 2315Organic Chemistry I Lab1
CHEM 2320Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM 2325Organic Chemistry II Lab1
CHEM 3510Biochemistry I3
CHEM 3515Biochemistry I Lab1
SCI 2600Lab Safety for Teachers1
SCI 3570Foundation of Science Education3
SCI 4700Secondary Science Teaching Methods3
Physics Requirement
Complete one of the following courses with its associated lab:
PHYS 1010Elementary Physics (PHYS 1010 is 3 credits; PHYS 2010 & PHYS 2210 are 4 credits)3-4
or PHYS 2010 College Physics I
or PHYS 2210 Physics/Scientists Engineers I
PHYS 1015Elementary Physics Lab1
or PHYS 2015 College Physics I Lab
or PHYS 2215 Physics/Scientists Engineers Lab
Licensure Requirement Before Student Teaching
- Students are required to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test(s)

Completion Requirement

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.

Licensure Requirement

  • Students are required to pass the appropriate PRAXIS II Content Knowledge Test(s). Students completing an education minor must either have an existing teaching license or be enrolled in an education major program (elementary or secondary) in order to be eligible for licensure in the subject area.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.