2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jun 22, 2024  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Chemistry Major


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(69 or 75 credits, including extra-departmental requirements)

Chemistry majors must complete the required chemistry, mathematics, and physics courses of the core curriculum together with the courses required for one of the four chemistry concentrations.  Electives must be selected from the list of approved advanced electives courses.

Core Curriculum (50 credits):


Approved Advanced Elective Courses to be taken in the Concentration:


Chemistry:


  • Any 300- or 400-level course, with the exception of CHEM 330 and 399.
    A maximum of 4 credits of CHEM 499 may be counted.

Physics:


  • Any advanced physics course that carries a prerequisite of 206 or higher.

All students must choose one of the following concenrations along with the core:


American Chemical Society-Certified Concentration (19 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or career as a professional chemist.

Electives:


  • 6 credits of advanced course work from approved electives listed above. At least 3 credits  must be taken in chemistry.

 

American Chemical Society-Certified Biochemistry Concentration (25 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or a career as a professional chemist in the area of biochemistry and the biological sciences.

Elective Chemistry:


3 credits of advancced course work in chemistry from approved chemistry electives listed above.

Elective Biology (8 credits):


Two of the following three lecture courses with accompanying laboratory:

Preprofessional Concentration (19 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or other related fields.

Electives:


7 credits of advanced course work from approved electives listed above.

Business Concentration (19 credits):


This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in marketing, sales, or administration in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry.

Note:


For the Chemistry Major at least the following courses must be taken at Indiana State University:

  • 1 credits
  • Three CHEM lecture courses at the 3- or 400 level (with the exception of 330, 351, and 352).
  • Two CHEM laboratory courses at the 3- or 400 level (with the exception of 330L, 351L, and 352L).

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