Chemistry Minor

Chemistry skills are always in demand. Sharpen yours.

Chemistry plays a vital role in many scientific career fields. Chemicals are in everything around us that can be touched, smelled, tasted or seen. Pursuing a chemistry minor online with Oregon State University answers the question of how to transform these everyday events into spectacular breakthroughs that touch all aspects of our lives.

The Oregon State chemistry minor provides a base knowledge in various areas of chemistry and also will give you a chance to choose chemistry courses that match your interests and support your career goals.

Learn from experts no matter where you live

The online chemistry course and lab sequences are all developed and taught by Oregon State's world-class chemistry faculty in a flexible format that gives you the ability to keep moving forward.


This is a 27-credit minor program. Curriculum details are available on the OSU academic catalog.

The chemistry minor requires one upper-division lab. You can transfer credits from another institution to meet the OSU minor requirement, or you can complete the lab requirement on the Oregon State campus.

Transfer your credits

All students enrolled in Oregon State Ecampus classes pay in-state tuition, making online classes affordable and flexible. It is important to note that Oregon State University runs on a quarter system. If you are transferring credits be sure to confirm the transfer policy of your home institution. Learn more about transferring credits.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's renowned faculty, who are known for their expertise, research and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • As an Oregon State Ecampus student, you’ll receive the same certificate and transcript as OSU’s on-campus students.