2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Jan 23, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Chemistry Minor

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Program Coordinator/Contact

Douglas Raynie, Department Head
131 Avera Health Sciences Building, Box 2202
E-mail: douglas.raynie@sdstate.edu
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Program Information

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers the chemistry minor for students who desire significant training in the chemical sciences without pursuing a degree in the discipline. The minor is particularly suitable for students in other majors whose career trajectories will require a thorough understanding of chemistry. Such careers may include secondary science teaching majors, biomedical engineers, biologists, dairy scientists, soil scientists, forensic psychologists, physicists, and many others.

Student Learning Outcomes

As a result of earning the minor in Chemistry, students will demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • ability to effectively communicate, in written format, scientific procedures and results;
  • ability to connect chemistry to their major subject area;
  • ability to integrate laboratory skills with theoretical knowledge.

Academic Requirements

All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.  At least 50% of credits earned toward the Minor in Chemistry must be completed at South Dakota State University.

Course Delivery Format

Courses offered in the Chemistry minor curriculum are taught in a variety of formats to ensure competence in the chemical sciences: Didactic (lecture) methods ensure the development of foundational knowledge of chemistry; Practical (laboratory) methods ensure the development of laboratory skills and training.

Requirements for Chemistry Minor: 20 Credits

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