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Chemistry Minor

A chemistry minor is a valuable supplement to any mathematical or scientific field. Graduates with a chemistry minor go on to teach, conduct research and attend highly-regarded graduate schools.

Degree Type

  • Minor


  • On Campus
  • Residential


  • Grand Rapids


Of KSEM graduates from the class of 2019 were employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.


Student-to-faculty ratio with an average class size of 22.


Of students participate in internship or practicum experiences.

Course List

The chemistry minor at Cornerstone is designed to inspire your intellect, deepen your character and prepare you to lead in your career with influence and wisdom.

CHM-121 General Chemistry I

Investigation of the composition and properties of substances and the changes they can undergo. Special emphasis on laws of chemical combination, theories of atomic structure, periodic trends, gas properties and thermodynamics, as well as activities to communicate the centrality of chemistry to historical development, modern civilization and life itself. Explores proper biblical stewardship in chemical manufacturing, disposal and use.

CHM-122 General Chemistry II

A continuation of CHM-121 with emphasis on reaction types and rates, electrochemistry, equilibria, group properties, nuclear chemistry and qualitative analysis. Addresses environmental concerns and safe handling and disposal of chemicals. Applications of chemical concepts to daily life are emphasized throughout the course.

CHM-411 Perspectives in Chemistry

Investigation in the history, philosophy, curricular structure, methodology, key ideas and concepts of chemistry. Emphasis will be given to the central role in technology and society as well as stewardship issues of production, utilization and disposal.

Chemistry Electives

  • Chemistry electives (200 level or above)—8 credit hours

Additional Electives—choose one of the following:

  • CHM-212 Principles of Organic & Biochemistry
  • CHM-472 Biochemistry

In the lab, professors like Dr. Keller showed me that learning with my hands builds a deeper understanding of creation.

Ciara Wilke (’17)


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