Minor in Chemistry

A minor in chemistry can be earned by completing 72 units in Chemistry.

Required Subjects

5.03 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry I
5.12 Organic Chemistry I
5.310 Laboratory Chemistry*
5.60 Thermodynamics & Kinetics

Elective Subjects (select 24 units of the following):

5.04 Principles of Inorganic Chemistry II
5.07 Biological Chemistry**
5.08 Biological Chemistry II 
5.13 Organic Chemistry II
Module 4 (5.361) Expression of Purification of Enzyme Mutants
Module 5 (5.362) Kinetics of Enzyme Inhibition (CI-M)
Module 6 (5.363) Organic Structure Determination
Module 7 (5.371) Continuous Flow Chemistry: Sustainable Conversion of Reclaimed Vegetable Oil into Biodiesel
Module 8 (5.372) Chemistry of Renewable Energy
Module 9 (5.373) Dinitrogen Cleavage
5.43 Advanced Organic Chemistry
5.61 Physical Chemistry I
5.62 Physical Chemistry II

*Module 1 (5.351), Module 2 (5.352), and Module 3 (5.353) will also be accepted in place of 5.310

** 7.05 will also be accepted in place of 5.07

 

To declare a chemistry minor:

  • Fill out a Minor Application Form and bring the completed form and a copy of your most recent unofficial MIT transcript to Grace Kimball in the Chemistry Education Office (6-205). You can obtain your unofficial MIT transcript from Student Services (11-120).
  • Subjects required for a minor are discussed above.
  • If you have academic questions, contact the Chemistry Minor Advisor, Professor Keith Nelson (kanelson@mit.edu)
  • By the third week of your final semester you must fill out a Minor Completion Form. If you do not complete this final step by the third week of your final semester, your minor degree may not appear on your diploma.
  • Bring a copy of your most recent MIT unofficial transcript (from Student Services, Room 11-120) and a completed Minor Completion Form to Grace Kimball in the Chemistry Education Office (6-205).
  • Minor Application and Completion Forms are available online and in the Chemistry Education Office.


For administrative information about the Chemistry Minor Program, contact:

Grace Kimball
gkimball@mit.edu
Room 6-205 x3-7271

For academic information about the Chemistry Minor Program, contact:

Professor Keith Nelson
kanelson@mit.edu
Room 6-235, 617-253-1423

For a general description of the Minor Program, refer to the MIT Course Bulletin's information on Minors and for general guidelines refer to the information on Declaring a Minor from the Registrar's Office.