2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Sep 27, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry Minor

Program Coordinator/Contact

Douglas Raynie, Department Head
Nicole Grove, Coordinator of Undergraduate Programs​
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Avera Health and Science Center 247, Box 2202

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, 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

Total Required Credits: 20