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Chemistry Minor

The chemistry minor is ideal for students who are pursuing a major in another field but also have a strong interest in the field of chemistry. The chemistry minor is a typical choice of pre-med students and biology majors as both require enough chemistry courses to make a minor an easy leap:

  • Pre-medical students
    Pre-medical students are required to take at least four chemistry courses: 115, 215, 201, and 202, leaving only two more upper-level chemistry courses necessary to achieve a minor.
  • Biology majors
    Like pre-medical students, many biology majors—especially those interested in genetics and molecular biology—take several chemistry courses. With just a few more courses, they can earn a chemistry minor as well.

Minor Requirements

To graduate with a chemistry minor, you must include the following:

  • Chemistry courses: 115, 215, 201, and 202
  • Two chemistry electives at the 300 level or higher
  • At least five courses counted toward the minor must be taken at Davidson. None of the courses counted toward the minor may be taken Pass/Fail.
  • Attendance at six or more chemistry colloquia during junior and senior years