2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 12, 2019  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science


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

The chemistry program offers students the opportunity to explore chemistry from both theoretical principles and experimental practices. The program features hands-on use of instrumentation as well as the rigorous application of computer-based data acquisition. The BS in Chemistry provides the student with depth in the subject.and analysis methods. The department supports an undergraduate research program that typically engages about 15 students each summer. 

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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