Minor in Chemistry

Requirements for Chemistry

Students must complete a year of general chemistry (or equivalent), a year of organic chemistry, two additional chemistry courses with associated laboratories, and one additional chemistry course (7 courses total). All course prerequisites and co-requisites apply (1).  Biochemistry majors need to complete 2 CHM courses at the 3000 level or above, excluding Research or Thesis courses, that are not otherwise required for the biochemistry degree to fulfill the requirements for the Chemistry minor.

General Chemistry requirement (choose one sequence)

CHM1151-General Chemistry I
CHM1103 -General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM1152- General Chemistry II
CHM1104- General Chemistry II Laboratory


CHM1151 - General Chemistry I
CHM1103 -General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM1156- General Chemistry II for Engineers


CHM1311- Inorganic Chemistry I
CHM1301 -Inorganic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM1512- Quantitative Analysis
CHM1502-Quantitative Analysis Laboratory


Organic Chemistry requirement (choose one sequence)

CHM2211-Organic Chemistry I
CHM2201-Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM2212- Organic Chemistry II
CHM2202- Organic Chemistry II Laboratory



CHM3211-Organic Chemistry I
CHM3201 -Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
CHM3212- Organic Chemistry II
CHM3202- Organic Chemistry II Laboratory


Additional Laboratory Chemistry Requirement (choose two (2) of the following combinations)



CHM331- Inorganic Chemistry II

Chem3301 Inorganic Chemistry II Laboratory


CHM3411-Physical Chemistry I

CHM3403-Physical Chemistry I Laboratory

CHM3412-Physical Chemistry II

CHM3404-Physical Chemistry II Laboratory


CHM3416-Physical Chemistry I for Engineers

CHM3402-Physical Chemistry I Laboratory for Engineers

CHM3511-Instrumental Analysis

CHM3501-Instrumental Analysis Laboratory


CHM3514-Bioanalytical Chemistry

CHM3503-Bioanalytical Chemistry Laboratory

CHM4611-Survey of Biochemistry

CHM4601-Survey of Biochemistry Laboratory


4621-Biochemistry I: Structure

4622-Biochemistry II: Metabolism

4603-Biochemistry Technique and Practice

One additional upper-division chemistry course (with approval of the Chemistry Advisor)

One additional course with lab from above

CHM3417- Biophysical Chemistry(4)

Any 4000 level course

Any 7000 level or higher course (EXCEPT 7693 or 8662)


1.    Or with approval  of the Chemistry Advisor.

2.  CHM4621/4622/4603 count as two courses with lab and fullfill the additional laboratory chemistry requirement.

3.  Only one of the two options can be appliled towards the minor.

4.   Cannot be used in combination with other Physical Chemistry courses and laboratories.

Villanova Chemistry at a Glance:

Degrees Offered: B.S., M.S.
Full Time Faculty: 27
Undergraduate Majors: 150
Graduate Students: 25 full-time, 35 part-time
Building: Mendel Science Center houses research and instructional facilities for 6 scientific departments, including 17 chemistry research labs, as well as an array of modern instrumentation