A minor allows an undergraduate student to specialize in a secondary discipline. A student may minor in any subject, provided the title of the minor differs from the title of the student’s major or major concentration.

To pursue a minor, you must first be enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program and file a Curriculum Add/Drop Form with the Registrar's Office to declare the minor. We recommend that you begin your minor studies as early as possible in your academic career.

Minors offered by our department are listed below.

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Chemistry plays a central role in the physical, life, and applied sciences. If you're not a chemistry major, but you'd like to explore the discipline, a minor in chemistry is an excellent option. You'll take 18 credits within the chemistry department, choosing from topics such as polymer chemistry, biomolecular chemistry, and spectroscopy of organic chemistry.

See Chemistry Requirements

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Pharmaceutical Chemistry

A minor in pharmaceutical chemistry allows students from other majors to explore their interests in the exciting science of drug design and analysis. Credits in chemistry, math, and more give students a well-rounded experience. Undergraduate research experiences are possible, as well.

See Pharmaceutical Chemistry Requirements

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Chemistry Teaching Certification Minor

teaching minor in chemistry is different from a minor in chemistry, as it is reserved for secondary-education students from any chosen teaching major. To be certified to teach, students must pass both the major and minor content area state certification tests. For more information on current requirements, contact the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences.

See Chemistry Teaching Certification Requirements

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Remote Sensing (Interdisciplinary) 

Discover remote sensing—an interdisciplinary field employing advanced technology to remotely collect data and take measurements. Remote sensing techniques are used in field studies when direct sensing is difficult or impossible, on scales ranging from microscopic to satellite to astronomical. Michigan Tech’s Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences Institute (EPSSI)fosters interdisciplinary, team-based collaboration in remote sensing; opportunities to research on RSI teams are available to undergraduate students.

See Remote Sensing Requirements