Chemistry Degree Programs
The Department of Chemistry and Physics offers a curriculum leading to a bachelor of science or a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry. 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 degree options. By consulting your academic advisor, you can choose the degree option that best meets your needs and interests. The Department also offers a minor in chemistry.
Chemistry Degree Options
The link to each of the degree options below will provide you with a list of courses to be taken each semester in order to obtain the degree in four years.
All chemistry majors follow similar curriculum patterns during the first two years of study. Thus, you will have sufficient time to consult your advisor before choosing the option that suits your individual plans.
- American Chemical Society-Certified Concentration, B.S. Degree
(69 credit hours) This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or a career as a professional chemist.
- American Chemical Society-Certified Biochemistry Concentration, B.S. Degree
(75 credit hours) 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.
- Pre-Professional Concentration, B.S. Degree
(69 credit hours) This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or other related fields.
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
(52 credit hours) This program is designed for the student who wishes to attend professional school, pursue a career in chemistry education, or combine the study of chemistry with that of another discipline (e.g., biology, business, communication, criminology, etc.).
For more information about the degree requirements, see the following sections of the ISU undergraduate catalog or contact a chemistry academic advisor:
- General information about the chemistry program
- Requirements for the chemistry major, including the four degree options and course descriptions
- Requirements for the chemistry minor
Eric Glendening, Chairperson
Department of Chemistry and Physics
600 Chestnut Street
Science Building, Room 035
Indiana State University
Terre Haute, IN 47809
Office: Science 035
Office: Science 165
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM