Minor in Chemistry

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. 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 and 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

Contact

For administrative information about the Chemistry Minor Program, contact:

Mitch Moise
mmoise@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