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Academics at ESF: Undergraduate Minors
Chemistry Minor

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The Department of Chemistry offers a minor in chemistry to students who wish to enhance their degrees with a strong concentration in this area. The Chemistry minor is open to any student, and a minor is an excellent credential in the eyes of future employers and enhances the records of students. The Chemistry minor provides a broad and general exposure to the traditional areas of the chemical sciences and also specialized areas of modern chemistry. The minor provides sufficient concentration of courses to be able to understand a wide range of chemical phenomena and appreciate the impact of chemical phenomena on both your profession and life experiences.


Coordinator: Dr. Ted Dibble

The Minor in Chemistry is open to all undergraduates at SUNY-ESF. Admission to the Chemistry minor requires sophomore, or higher, status, students to have completed one year of General Chemistry (I and II) with lab (8 credits) and one year of Organic Chemistry (I and II) with lab (8 credits).


Fifteen credit hours of upper division chemistry credits (300 level or above) are required from a list of suggested courses, including:

  • FCH 325 Organic Chemistry III - 4
  • FCH 360 Physical Chemistry I - 3
  • FCH 380 Analytical Chemistry I - 3
  • FCH 361 Physical Chemistry II - 3
  • FCH 381 Analytical Chemistry II - 3
  • FCH 399 Introduction to Atmospheric Sciences - 3
  • FCH 410 Inorganic Chemistry - 3
  • FCH 510 Environmental Chemistry I - 3
  • FCH 511 Atmospheric Chemistry - 3
  • FCH 515 Methods of Environmental Chemical Analysis - 3
  • FCH 530 Biochemistry I - 3
  • FCH 531 Biochemistry Laboratory - 3
  • FCH 532 Biochemistry II - 3
  • FCH 550 Polymer Science: Synthesis and Mechanisms - 3
  • FCH 551 Polymer Techniques - 3
  • FCH 552 Polymer Science: Properties and Technology - 3
  • FCH 584 Spectrometric Identification of Organic Compounds - 3

Contact Information

Further information about the minor can be obtained from:

Ted Dibble
Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator