Minor in Chemistry

  • Total Credit Hours: 15
  • Degree Format: Traditional

About this field

Chemists study the property, composition and structure of elements and compounds and the interactions between matter and energy. Chemists problem solve and contribute to the greater good of society through research and discovery. Students in the Valdosta State University chemistry program develop critical thinking skills, learn to identify and outline problems, and become proficient problem solvers. Students are prepared for graduate work in chemistry and for employment in industry or government agencies.

The Valdosta State Difference

Students in the Valdosta State chemistry program have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members, participate in research and build their resumes. Chemistry majors are encouraged to join the student affiliates of the American Chemical Society, an organization that provides educational, financial, technical and professional opportunities for its members. The chemistry department maintains five teaching labs and has a variety of research-quality equipment available for student use, including nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometers, infrared spectrophotometers and ultraviolet-visible spectrophotometers.

What You'll Learn

A chemistry minor complements any area of scientific study. Chemistry minors at Valdosta State must complete between 15 and 18 hours of coursework in introductory and upper-level chemistry courses.


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