Licensure: This program meets the educational requirements designed to lead to an occupationally required professional license or certificate in the state of Utah. Students pursuing occupations requiring a license or certificate in a state other than Utah should contact the appropriate BYU academic advisement center as well as the licensing agency in the state where they intend to work to seek information and guidance regarding licensure and certification requirements.

This minor is designed to prepare students to teach in public schools with a level 2 chemistry endorsement. A teaching minor may only be received by students graduating with a teaching major. In order to graduate with this minor, students are required to complete Utah State Office of Education licensing requirements. To view these requirements go to or contact the Education Advisement Center, 350 MCKB, 801-422-3426.

For students accepted into the major after December 16, 2019, grades below C in any required coursework in a teaching major or teaching minor will not be accepted. Teacher candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.7 or higher once admitted into the program and to qualify for student teaching. For additional details on admission and retention requirements for teaching majors and teaching minors, see Educator Preparation Program Requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Requirement 1 — Complete 1 of 2 Options

Option 1.1 — Complete 3 Courses

course - Principles of Chemistry 1 4.0

course - Principles of Chemistry 2 3.0

course - Intro General Chemistry Lab 2.0

Option 1.2 — Complete 3 Courses

course - Gen College Chem 1+Lab Integr 4.0

course - General College Chemistry 2 3.0

course - Gen Coll Chem Lab 1.0

Requirement 2 — Complete 2 Courses

course - Chem Handling & Safe Lab Prac 0.5

course - Principles of Chem Analysis 4.0

Requirement 3 — Complete 3 of 10 Courses

course - Intro Bio-organic Chemistry 4.0

course - Organic Chemistry 1 - Majors 3.0

course - Organic Chemistry 2 - Majors 3.0

course - Industrial Organic Chemistry 3.0

course - Biochem Fundamentals 3.0

course - Physical Chemistry 1 3.0

course - Physical Chemistry 2 3.0

course - Physical Chemistry - Engineers 3.0

CHEM 481M - Biochemistry - Majors 3.0

course - Inorganic Chemistry 3.0

Requirement 4 — Complete 1 Course

course - Teaching Methods & Instruction 3.0

Requirement 5 — Complete 1 Course

course - Sec Minor Student Teaching - You may take once 4.0

Note: When all of the chemistry credit required for a minor is transferred from another school, at least one course in chemistry must be taken at BYU with a grade of C or better -- or the student may request to take a standardized national exam covering advanced material required for the minor. Chemistry programs at some schools have been evaluated, and their credit is acceptable for the minor.