2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 13, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science


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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 three chemistry concentrations.  Electives must be selected from the list of approved advanced elective courses.

Core Curriculum (50 credits):


Approved Advanced Elective Courses to be taken in the Concentration:


Chemistry:


  • Any 3- or 400-level CHEM course (with the exception of 330, 330L, and 399).  A maximum of 4 credits of CHEM 499 may be counted.

Physics:


  • Any PHYS course that carries a prerequisite of 116 or higher.

All students must choose one of the following concentrations 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 advanced course work in chemistry from approved chemistry electives listed above.

Elective Biology:


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.

Note:


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

  • CHEM 405 - Senior Seminar in Chemistry 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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