2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jul 24, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived]

Chemistry Major - Bachelor of Science


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

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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.


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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 over all in all major and concentration requirements.

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  • Foundational Studies:  UDIE | Credits/Units 3
  • Major Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3
  • Elective | Credits/Units 3

    12 Credits

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Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://www.isuportal.indstate.edu

 

Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/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:

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 over all in all major and concentration requirements.

Spring 1st Year


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Spring 4th Year


    12 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/

 

Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://www.isuportal.indstate.edu

 

Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/chemistry

 

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.

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This program has the following minimum GPA requirements: 2.00 overall GPA; 2.20 over all in all major and concentration requirements.

Spring 1st Year


Fall 2nd Year


Fall 3rd Year


Spring 3rd Year


Fall 4th Year


Spring 4th Year


    12 Credits

For more information on 15 to Finish please visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/college/succeeding-incollege/graduating-on-time/

 

Indiana State University’s priority date for filing the FAFSA is April 15. Students must earn 30 credit hours each academic year in order to maximize financial aid from the state of Indiana. Details about how to apply for financial aid, eligibility criteria, and awarding rules are available online at https://www.indstate.edu/financial-aid/apply. Students may view their specific financial file by logging into the MyISU Portal at https://www.isuportal.indstate.edu

 

Program Description and Career Resources: https://www.indstate.edu/academics/undergraduate/majors/chemistry 

 

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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