Chemistry Minor

Studying chemistry will prepare you for a variety of careers. Many chemists work in industries that produce pharmaceuticals, cleaners, personal care products, plastics and thousands of other materials relied upon for everyday life. Adding a minor in chemistry can provide knowledge and skills to augment those of related majors (for example in biology and health science) or provide a level of technical expertise for students pursuing majors across the disciplines.

Why CBU?

At CBU, you will learn under professors who are dedicated to their students. Because of the small student:faculty ratio, students get hands-on experience with a variety of modern instrumentation in recently constructed facilities.

Career Opportunities

  1. Chemists and materials scientists - use their knowledge to develop new and improved products and to test the quality of manufactured goods.
  2. Research scientist - Academic, government and industrial organizations.
  3. Forensic science technicians - help investigate crimes by collecting and analyzing physical evidence.

Links

  1. http://www.acs.org/undergrad
  2. http://www.acs.org/careernavigator
  3. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/chemists-and-materials-scientists.htm

Lower Division Requirements

CHE115 General Chemistry I

A study of inorganic chemical systems including properties of atoms, molecules and ions, composition of matter, solutions, stoichiometry, thermochemistry, gas laws, electronic structure of elements, chemical bonding and molecular geometry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture: 3 units. Prerequisite: CHE 102 or high school chemistry. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/25/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/25/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE115-D
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE115-C
Schacht, Patrick C.
09/07/2021 MWF 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
09/07/2021 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-A
Suzuki, Satoru
09/07/2021 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE115-A
Tsai, Jones
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM BUS 203
CHE115-B
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2022 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 124

CHE115L General Chemistry I Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in General Chemistry I and introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 115. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

CHE115L-H
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-C
Oliver, Jennifer L.
01/25/2021 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-G
Rigsby, Emily M.
01/25/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-I
Rigsby, Emily M.
01/25/2021 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-E
Haynes, Stacy E.
01/25/2021 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-K
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 Th 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-C
Haynes, Stacy E.
09/07/2021 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 240
CHE115L-G
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-H
Rigsby, Emily M.
09/07/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-I
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 W 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-J
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 Th 11:00 AM - 1:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
09/07/2021 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 240
CHE115L-A
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 235
CHE115L-H
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 W 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235

CHE125 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHE 115 - General Chemistry I including the study of inorganic chemical systems including liquids and solids, solutions, colloids, kinetics, equilibria, acid-base chemistry, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and nuclear chemistry. Course content is presented at a level required for Chemistry and related science majors. Lecture (3 units). Prerequisite: CHE 115 and 115L. (3 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/25/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/25/2021 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/25/2021 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE125-A
Rigsby, Emily M.
05/10/2021 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2022 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
CHE125-B
Schacht, Patrick C.
01/10/2022 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM BUS 202
CHE125-C
Suzuki, Satoru
01/10/2022 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Mission Hall 109
CHE125-A
Tsai, Jones
05/09/2022 TTh 10:30 AM - 12:15 PM TBA

CHE125L General Chemistry II Lab

A laboratory experience designed to illustrate and reinforce topics covered in CHE 125 - General Chemistry II and continue to introduce students to laboratory practices, experiments, and equipment that are foundational to the study of Chemistry. Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 115L. Pre- or Co- Requisite: CHE 125. (1 unit; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE125L-K
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
01/25/2021 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-F
Haynes, Stacy E.
01/25/2021 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 236
CHE125L-J
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/25/2021 F 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-A
Rigsby, Emily M.
05/10/2021 T 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-B
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 F 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 W 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 235
CHE125L-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2022 W 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-B
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 2:00 PM - 4:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-C
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 T 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-D
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 Th 5:30 PM - 8:15 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-E
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 Th 7:30 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 236
CHE125L-F
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 F 3:00 PM - 5:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-G
Ketenbrink, Brittany
01/10/2022 M 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM James Complex 236
CHE125L-A
Tsai, Jones
05/09/2022 T 1:15 PM - 4:00 PM James Complex 236

Upper Division Requirements

CHE351 Organic Chemistry I with Lab

An integrated mechanistic study of the nomenclature, chemical, and stereochemical properties of aliphatic hydrocarbons. Lecture: 3 units. Lab: 1 unit. Additional lab fee. Prerequisites: CHE 125 and 125L. (4 units; Fall/Spring/Summer)

CHE351-A
Hu, Ying
01/25/2021 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE351-C
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/07/2021 W 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CHE351-A
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/07/2021 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CHE351-B
Fossett, Lawrence A
09/07/2021 T 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Yeager Center A110
CHE351-D
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/07/2021 M 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE351-E
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/07/2021 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE351-F
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
09/07/2021 Th 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Mission Hall 124
CHE351-A
Hu, Ying
01/10/2022 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

CHE352 Organic Chemistry II with Lab

A continuation of Chemistry 351 covering the major aliphatic and aromatic functional groups. Includes an introduction to spectroscopy. Lecture (3 units) and required laboratory (1 unit). Additional lab fee. Prerequisite: CHE 351. (4 units; Spring)

CHE352-E
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/25/2021 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE352-C
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/25/2021 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE352-A
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/25/2021 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE352-D
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/25/2021 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE352-B
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/25/2021 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM CBU Virtual SYNC
CHE352-A
Hu, Ying
09/07/2021 W 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CHE352-A
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/10/2022 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CHE352-B
Fossett, Lawrence A
01/10/2022 T 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
CHE352-C
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/10/2022 W 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE352-D
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/10/2022 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109
CHE352-E
Nalbandian, Jenifer Natee
01/10/2022 Th 8:15 AM - 9:15 AM Mission Hall 109

Complete eight (8) additional upper division units in chemistry.