Chemistry (minor)

What you will study

As a chemistry minor at Alverno, you become well grounded in the conceptual and practical knowledge that you need to do pure and applied research.

In the classroom, you examine the essential concepts of chemistry and begin building them into larger theoretical models. You gain solid technical and theoretical knowledge about the composition, structure, function, and properties of substances and the changes that they undergo.

In the laboratory, you learn to manipulate and analyze matter. You investigate and control various chemical reactions in organic and inorganic chemistry. You identify, quantify, and separate substances in quantitative and instrumental analysis. You apply all these techniques to the larger, more complex molecules in biochemistry. You compare your experimental results with the prediction of models and equations in physical chemistry.

Chemistry Support Beginning
CH-213
213L
Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules
and Chemistry of Bioorganic Molecules Lab
4
MT Courses 1
Chemistry Support Intermediate
Take four CH courses 212
Chemistry Support Advanced
CH-414Chemistry Professional Portfolio0
1

MT-123 and MT-124 are prerequisites for some Chemistry Courses. Check with your advisor.

2

Except CH-213.

For 130 years, Alverno College has been dedicated to the education of women, preparing them for lives of personal and professional distinction and meaningful engagement with the world. Alverno extends this mission to men as well, through graduate and adult classes. We are a Catholic, liberal arts college with a curriculum so unique, educators from around the world come to Alverno to learn how we teach. Alverno’s abilities-based approach to learning ensures our graduates will learn more in class and retain knowledge longer. Students do not receive traditional grades, rather, they are assessed by faculty, community assessors, peers and themselves. Our small class sizes ensure students receive uncommon access to faculty. With an average student to teacher ratio of 10:1, you are guaranteed an individualized learning experience.