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Minor in Chemistry

Why Earn Your Chemistry Minor at Saint Leo University?

Gain a fundamental understanding of the role chemistry plays in all life processes. As a Chemistry minor, you'll study matter and energy—and the interactions between them—in state-of-the-art, industry-standard lab facilities.

Requirements for a minor in chemistry consist of 20 credit hours.  To complete the minor, students must complete the required foundational courses and two of the three listed Upper Division Elective courses.  One Upper Division Elective course is considered to be the lecture and its associated laboratory.  Students applying to health professional schools are required to complete organic chemistry II with lab (CHE 312 & CHE 312 L) to meet admissions requirements. Biology majors are strongly encouraged to take Quantitative Chemical Analysis (CHE 321 & CHE 321 L) in the junior year to prepare for the senior capstone research experience.

Learning Experience:
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
20 hours
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Undergraduate Chemistry Program Details

Apply your skills to a variety of careers in government, industry, and environmental or engineering consulting firms.

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your chemistry degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

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You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • How will you gain real experience?


    Research the effects of global climate change on ecosystems, shadow a physician or dentist, and get involved in ecological restoration. Our students have interned at the Department of Environmental Protection, National Institutes of Health Academy, Harvard Forest Research Program in Ecology, Southwest Florida Water Management District and Lowry Park Zoo.

    Field work

    Break out of the classroom, and conduct research in mangrove swamps, salt marshes and oyster reefs.


Connect science with service. Fight hunger with sustainable farming at Morning Star Fisherman. Restore oyster reefs in Tampa Bay. Prevent over-harvesting of endangered plants in the Amazon rainforest.

Co-curricular activities

Become a member of Tri-Beta Biological Honor Society, Chemistry Club or Student Environmental Awareness.

College of Arts & Sciences

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  • The College of Arts and Sciences at Saint Leo University offers students a broad education that lays a durable foundation for critical and independent thinking. The essential spirit of the liberal arts is a cornerstone of the varied degree programs. From biology to English to sociology, students enjoy a nice selection of in-demand degree programs for all interests.

    Learning takes place both in and out of the classroom. Students travel to Europe through our cultural immersion courses, research unique plant species while trekking through the Peruvian Amazon, and attend film screenings and poetry readings. With highly experienced professors who bring a wealth of practical knowledge to the classroom, students are prepared to work in a variety of rewarding fields. The College supports more than 30 degree programs across University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

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