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2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
2017-18 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Minor

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Choosing a minor allows students to focus on a secondary area of interest to their major. Students should consider a minor if they have more than one main interest or if they want to connect two areas of study (for example, a major in Spanish with a minor in Linguistics, or a major in Business with a minor in Economics).

  • A minor is recorded on the transcript but does not appear on the parchment.
  • The number of required courses for a minor can vary between six and ten courses.
  • Double minors are possible.
  • Students can complete a minor outside of their faculty (e.g., Biology major with an Anthropology minor).
  • Students may not graduate with a major and a minor in the same discipline (e.g., English major with an English minor).
  • Normally, a student cannot use a core requirement for a major to satisfy the requirement for a minor. The only exception is within an interdisciplinary degree (e.g., Business or Science).
  • Students can use courses that satisfy General Education and/or elective requirements to complete a minor or double minor.
  • Graduating with a minor requires a cumulative GPA of 2.00.
  • Students must declare their intention to complete a minor. The form is available at the Office of the Registrar or online at

Students planning to complete a minor should check with an Advisor early in their studies, so that they can ensure that they meet all requirements before graduation. Most courses at the 3000 and 4000 level have prerequisites, so students should consider those prerequisites when selecting their 1000 and 2000 level courses.

Chemistry Minor

Chemistry is the central science, and has wide applications throughout society. Many students want to gain a deeper understanding of the molecular processes behind the machinery of life. Others enjoy the kinaesthetic learning, the opportunity to get into the laboratory and see how science is practiced in a practical setting. Some are interested in the theoretical aspects of chemistry, how mathematics and computers can be used to design the newest materials and pharmaceuticals to improve the quality of life for people throughout the world.

Students that choose a minor in Chemistry will receive a mixture of classroom and practical laboratory instruction in a number of different subdisciplines of their choice. Students may choose courses in Organic, Inorganic/Materials, Physical, Analytical, or Biochemistry, or a mixture of all of the above. This flexibility allows students to personalize their program to their interest and abilities. To receive a Minor in Chemistry, students must take a minimum of eight approved courses, including CHEM 1201  and CHEM 1202 . No more than three Chemistry/Biochemistry courses may be at the 1XXX level, and at least two must be at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.

Year 2

  • Two Approved Courses in Chemistry/Biochemistry
  • Additional courses in Mathematics and/or Physics (see below*)

Year 3

  • Two Approved Courses in Chemistry/Biochemistry

Year 4

  • Two Approved Courses in Chemistry/Biochemistry


* Many of the approved courses require additional prerequisites in Mathematics or Physics. See the Calendar or an Advisor for more information.

All courses with a BCEM or CHEM prefix are approved options for the Minor in Chemistry.

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