All students who have been admitted to IU Southeast and declare their major in Chemistry will be advised through the School of Natural Sciences. First year students are required to meet with a Professional Advisor once during their first academic year.
Students are strongly encouraged to consult with an advisor to review academic requirements, discuss prospective courses, and consider how those courses fit into the overall academic and career plan.
In addition to meeting regularly with a Professional Academic Advisor, it is recommended that students meet with a Faculty Advisor during the Junior and Senior years.
Dr. Jan Fleischer (Chemistry Coordinator & Chemistry Advisor)
Ideally, a career in chemistry should begin with a college preparatory high school education. Mathematics preparation is very important. High school students should take all the available college preparatory elective courses in mathematics and the sciences.
High school graduates should have completed one year each of chemistry and physics, a minimum of two years of algebra, geometry, one semester of trigonometry, and at least two years of a modern foreign language and English in order to enter directly into the chemistry major curriculum. Although deficiencies can be made up by taking extra courses or by independent study, students entering the chemistry program with only minimal preparation in any of the above areas may run the risk of having their academic progress delayed.