Chemistry Minor

A minor in chemistry shall consist of CHEM 1101, 1102, 2201, 2202 and two additional chemistry courses from the following:  CHEM 2251, 3301, 3302, 3311, 4421, 4422, 4431, 4451.  Students must demonstrate proficiency in general chemistry by passing the ACS General Chemistry Examination as stated above.


Why pursue a minor?

While any major at LaGrange College also can be declared as a minor, there are several areas of study (listed at left) that are available only as a minor.

There are a number of good reasons to consider a minor:

  • Minors can make you more attractive to employers. An additional area of study shows a prospective employer that you're versatile, that you are interested and accomplished in more than one topic, and that you're ambitious.

  • Graduate schools also like a minor. An additional area of study may help your admission chances or give you another degree option.

  • Why not learn more about a topic that you're passionate about? Isn't that what college is all about?

At LaGrange College, students are encouraged to consider a minor, and most majors will accommodate one. Consider a minor that will enhance your major program of study.

For details on requirements, visit the college's catalog.

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Career Information:

Employment sectors with the greatest number of chemistry employees were: 

  1. Industry (including chemical and pharmaceutical companies)
  2. Academic institutions
  3. Government laboratories

Agriculture, manufacturing, real estate, educational services, retail trade and healthcare contributed another five million jobs to the U.S. economy through their dependence on chemistry products.