Apr 24, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin 
2022-2023 Academic Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Chemistry Minor

Students minoring in chemistry in preparation for teaching in secondary schools must consult with an advisor in the department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum  who can guide them through the teacher preparation program successfully. In order for Andews University to recommend a student for certification, the Michigan Test for Teacher Certification (MTTC) subject area exams must be passed in both the major and minor chosen by the student.

For more information regarding Secondary Certification with a minor see the department of Teaching, Learning & Curriculum 

Total Credits - 19-24

  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 4
  • Credits: 3
  • Credits: 1
  • 7 or 8 credits of CHEM/BCHM courses that apply towards a major in chemistry or biochemistry. Students who take CHEM 330 (4 Cr) need to earn at least 3 additional upper division CHEM/BCHM credits. Students who do not take CHEM 330, need to earn 8 CHEM/BCHM credits beyond those listed above. CHEM 195 CHEM 295 , and CHEM 495  do not meet this requirement.
  • The Chemistry Minor must include two semesters of hands-on laboratory experience setting beyond General Chemistry. This is normally met through courses with lab components that are offered at Andrews. Transfer students whose chemistry coursework did not include hands-on laboratory work would need to have additional coursework. A lab syllabus and lab notebook should be provided for petitions.

Secondary Certification (Optional)

*Students pursuing secondary certification are required to take the following courses:

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the identification and transformation of matter.
  • Practice competency in common lab activities and instrumentation; use safe laboratory and waste management practices; understand impact of chemical activities on environment.