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.
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