Chemistry Minor

From a molecular level to a global scale, the study of chemistry exists to find creative solutions to our most challenging problems.

Chemistry is commonly viewed as the “central science,” because so many different areas of science require a strong understanding of chemistry. Today’s world has a variety of issues — energy, medicine, crop development, materials development, and others in which chemistry plays a key role in developing new solutions. 

Because of the wide range of other areas that chemistry touches, that makes a minor in chemistry an excellent complement to a major in programs such as: biology, environmental science, or physics. This minor is also helpful for those interested in pursuing medical school, dental school, or other professional health programs.

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Nearly 100% of our BS chemistry or biochemistry majors who apply to medical schools have been accepted.

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Research Experience

All our majors have the opportunity to get involved in research with our faculty. Many of our students are co-authors on published papers and several are co-inventors in patent applications. 

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UNI's student chapter of the American Chemical Society has received an Outstanding Chapter Award for 2011-2012, 2012-2013, 2018-2019, 2019-2020.

Find out more about Chemistry

‌Required Courses

Contact us directly at:

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Northern Iowa
1227 West 27th Street
Cedar Falls, IA 50614-0423

Phone: 319-273-2437