Beginning July 2023, Northern Vermont University will be part of Vermont State University.

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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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About the Minor in Chemistry

Our chemistry program at Northern Vermont University-Johnson joins physics and mathematics, biology and medicine, and the earth and environmental sciences — and it affects almost every aspect of our lives. Chemistry can be used to solve problems related to health, materials, and energy use, among other important practical applications.

If you minor in chemistry, you’ll complete at least two general chemistry courses, two upper-level chemistry courses, and a course focused on environmental problems for a total of 19 credits. The chemistry minor isn’t available to students in our bachelor of science biology program.

Chemistry is a suitable background for a variety of careers, in food science, medicine, teaching, chemical and molecular biology, and other fields at hospitals and laboratories, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, and other workplaces.



A student wearing a hat and glasses works in a lab.

“Everyone in the science department gets great internships. Even if it’s not a job you think you could see yourself doing, it gives you experience, builds your resume and lets you know if you like that type of work.”

– Alec Jones ’20


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