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Minor in Chemistry
(20 hours*)


Program Requirements

  1. Complete one of the following options:
      Either Or
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 105 : General College Chemistry. (4:5:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Math 110 (or equivalent) or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Atomic and molecular structure including bonding and periodic properties of the elements; reaction energetics, electrochemistry, acids and bases, inorganic and organic chemistry.
        NOTE: Primarily for students in engineering and biological sciences. Three lectures and two recitation sections per week.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 106 : General College Chemistry. (3:4:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 105; or CHEM 111
        DESCRIPTION: Continuation of Chem 105 but covering most of the topics in a more quantitative way. Detailed treatment of thermodynamics and equilibria.
        NOTE: Three lectures and one recitation section per week.

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        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 107 : General College Chemistry Laboratory. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Winter; Spring; Summer
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 106 or Chem 112 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Chemical properties, chemical reactions, collection and interpretation of data, preparation of reports.
        NOTE: Required for most students needing one year of general chemistry.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 223 : Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis. (4:2:6)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall; Spring
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 107; or CHEM 113
        DESCRIPTION: Principles of chemical equilibrium, quantitative chemical measurements, and qualitative detection of selected chemical species.
        NOTE: Primarily for majors in molecular biology and the life sciences.

        Course Outcomes


  2. Complete one of the following options:
      Either Or
        CHEM 462 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 462 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Fall
        PREREQUISITE: MATH 302 & PHSCS 123; Chem 227 or concurrent enrollment; Chem 351M or 351; Phscs 220 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Quantum mechanics, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 463 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 463 : Physical Chemistry. (3:3:0)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: CHEM 462 & PHSCS 220
        RECOMMENDED: Math 302.
        DESCRIPTION: Thermodynamics and equilibria, states of matter, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics, statistical mechanics.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 464 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 463 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: thermodynamics and equilibria, phase transitions, kinetic-molecular theory, kinetics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 465.

        Course Outcomes


        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        CHEM 465 : Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2. (1:0:3)(Credit Hours:Lecture Hours:Lab Hours)
        WHEN TAUGHT:Winter
        PREREQUISITE: Chem 462 or 467 or 468 or concurrent enrollment.
        DESCRIPTION: Experiments related to physical chemistry: quantum mechanics, group theory, atomic and molecular structure, spectroscopy, computational methods, statistical mechanics; computer manipulation of data, report preparation.
        NOTE: May be taken before, after, or concurrent (preferred) with Chem 464.

        Course Outcomes


Note: When all of the chemistry credit required for a minor is transferred from another school, at least one course in chemistry must be taken at BYU with a grade of C or better—or the student may request to take a standardized national exam covering advanced material required for the minor. Chemistry programs at some schools have been evaluated, and their credit is acceptable for the minor. No more than 3 hours of D credit is allowed for the Chemistry minor.

*Hours include courses that may fulfill university core requirements.



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