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Degree Information

This program is designed for students interested in a strong and comprehensive preparation in chemistry and other related sciences. This is especially recommended for students who plan to pursue graduate studies in chemical sciences, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, medicinal, pharmaceutical, polymer, and physical chemistry, as well as those who are interested in pursuing further studies in chemical engineering or medical and allied medical fields. Students completing this program will receive a certificate from the American Chemical Society.

University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements

All Baccalaureate degrees offered by IU Southeast requires a minimum of 120 credit hours and a minimum of 30 credit hours of upper-level coursework (300-level or above). No more than 64 credit hours earned in accredited junior/community colleges may be applied toward a Baccalaureate degree. The University Residency Requirement dictates that students must complete no less than 26 credit hours at IU Southeast during their senior year and no less than 10 credit hours of coursework in the major field of study.

Department of Chemistry Residency Requirements

The Department of Chemistry enforces the University Credit Hour & Residency Requirements with no additions.

General Education Core Requirements

All IU Southeast Baccalaureate degrees require 30 credit hours of General Education Core coursework. Students must select a course(s) to satisfy each category listed below. View the list of courses that satisfy the General Education Core requirements.

  • Information Literacy (1 credit)
  • Written Communications I (3 credits)
  • Written Communications II (3 credits)
  • Oral Communications (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (3 credits)
  • Ethical Reasoning/Diversity (3 credits)
  • Natural Sciences (one lecture – 3 credits, one lab – 2 credits)
  • Arts/Humanities(3 credits)
  • Social Science(3 credits)
  • General Education Additional Requirement (Art, Humanities, or Social Science) (3 credits)

Please note that several courses required for your Major may “double dip” with the general education core courses.

View a list of current course offerings.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Requirements

In addition to the General Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees at IU Southeast, the candidate for the BS in Chemistry - Traditional, ACS Certified Track must complete the following courses with a grade of C or higher in each core course: 

  • Technical Writing - one course (ENG-W234), can count as GE Written Communications II
  • Calculus - three courses (MATH-M215, M216, & M311), can count as GE Quantitative Reasoning
  • Physics - two courses w/labs (PHYS-P221 & P222), can count as GE Natural Science
  • Biology - one course w/lab (BIOL-L101)
  • General Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C105/C125 & CHEM-C106/C126)
  • Organic Chemistry - two courses w/labs (CHEM-C341/C343 & CHEM-C342/C344)
  • Analytic Chemistry - three courses (CHEM-C315, C317, & C318)
  • Physical Chemistry - three courses (CHEM-C361, C362, & C364)
  • Inorganic Chemistry - one course (CHEM-C430)
  • Biochemistry - one course (CHEM-C484)
  • Chemistry Seminar - one course (CHEM-C301 or C302)
  • Chemical Research - one course (CHEM-C409)
  • Science Electives (minimum of 22 cr. hrs. of science electives from list below)

List of Science Electives

  • Allied Health (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Anatomy (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Astronomy (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Biology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Chemistry (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Computer Science (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physical Geography (100-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Geology (100-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Mathematics (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Microbiology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physiology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Physics (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Plant Sciences (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)
  • Zoology (200-level or above & outside of major requirements)

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