Chemistry affects many aspects of our lives. If you’re curious about the composition, structure and behavior of the world around you and how matter transforms from one compound to another, CUAA’s Chemistry minor is for you. Everything from toothpaste to rocket fuel is possible because developers understand chemistry.

CUAA’s Chemistry minor is one of several minors offered in conjunction with our Secondary Education curriculum.

The CUAA Advantage

An education from Concordia University Ann Arbor offers you:

  • A liberal arts education with a Christian emphasis
  • Interactive learning in the classroom and the lab
  • Instruction from professors with industry experience
  • Opportunities to perform research
  • The foundation to become the next generation of leaders, scientists and change agents

Credit Hour Details

Credit hours: 24

Learning Outcomes

CUAA’s Chemistry minor will teach you how to:

  • Apply general chemistry concepts like atomic and molecular structure, reaction kinetics, nuclear chemistry, thermodynamics and gas laws
  • Complete multi-step synthesis in the lab
  • Create and perform studies to better understand the physical world
  • Analyze chemicals, prepare samples and treat data
  • Notice the physical world around you and question conventional beliefs
  • Design and control chemical reactions
  • Think critically and solve challenging problems

Career Paths

A minor in Chemistry teaches you the skills and attitudes for a variety of vocations such as:

  • Laboratory tech
  • Biology teacher
  • General/physical science teacher
  • Medicine
  • Academic researcher
  • Biotech researcher
  • Forensic scientist
  • R&D manager
  • Graduate school


CUAA’s curriculum for the Chemistry minor includes coursework in general chemistry, organic chemistry and analytical chemistry. See our course catalog for a full class listing.

Complementary Majors

  • Secondary Education
  • Biology

Recommended High School Prep

  • English
  • Math
  • Lab Science
  • Social Studies
  • Foreign Language