• the natural world as one means of coming to know the truth
  • study fundamental chemical principles
  • gain an appreciation of the physical nature of the natural world
  • learn about the chemical and energy changes that occur in the world
  • are strong in science and math
  • enjoy lab work
  • like to work independently
  • medical, law, dental, and graduate school
  • chemistry research and teaching
  • pharmaceutical research and development

Program Mission:

The Chemistry minor presents students with an orderly, disciplined study of fundamental chemical principles, giving them an appreciation of both the physical nature of the natural world and of the chemical and energy changes that occur there.

In accordance with the Catholic and Benedictine liberal arts tradition, students gain an understanding of the natural world as one means of coming to know the truth. The study of the discipline of chemistry helps our students to become responsible citizens and to promote the common good by enabling them to assess the many issues that face today’s world.

(This option is available for traditional students only.)

  • CH 221 Organic Chemistry I
  • CH 222 Organic Chemistry II
  • CH 316 Biochemistry
  • CH 317 Analytical Chemistry

NOTE: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each course taken for the minor.

It is the student’s responsibility to see that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.

Program coordinator:

Dr. Marilyn Martin-Schwan - Associate Professor of Chemistry, Coordinator of Chemistry Minor
B.A., University of Maine, 1978
M.S., University of Maine, 1981
Ph.D., University of North Dakota, 1987