School of Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students completing the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Degree in Chemistry have a broad theoretical and practical chemistry background as well as laboratory, research, and internship experiences preparing them to enter a variety of chemistry or chemistry-related graduate programs, to teach high school chemistry, or to work in entry-level laboratory positions. The B.S. in Chemistry program is ideal for students heading for professional programs in pharmacy, medicine or dentistry. The degree provides a strong background for students completing wishing to enter the workforce in research, development, production, quality control, and management.

Degree Requirements
  1. Students must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  2. Entering freshmen must take SSCI-S 105 Science Freshmen Learning Community (1 cr.).
  3. General Education. Students must complete all of the requirements of the Indiana University Kokomo campus-wide general education curriculum. The General Education requirements in quantitative literacy, critical thinking, and physical and life sciences are satisfied by the major.
  4. Mathematics and Informatics. Students must take MATH-K 310 Statistical Techniques (3 cr.), MATH-M 215/216 Calculus I and II (10 cr.), and INFO-I 101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr.).
  5. Chemistry Courses (all with grades of C- or higher) - Students must complete CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I (3 cr.), CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II (3 cr.), CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.), CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.), CHEM-C 300 Energy and Green Chemistry (4 cr.), CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (3 cr.), CHEM-C 311 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory (2 cr.), CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I (3 cr.), CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II (3 cr.), CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory (2 cr.), CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory (2 cr.), CHEM-C 361 and 362 Physical Chemistry I and II (6 cr.), CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.), and CHEM-C 329 Biochemistry I: Proteins and Enzymes (5 cr.), CHEM-C 409 Chemistry Research (3 cr.), CHEM-C 410 Principles of Chemical Instrumentation (3 cr.) or CHEM-Y 398  Professional Practice in Chemistry (3 cr.), and CHEM-C 495 Capstone in Chemistry (3 cr.). In addition, students must take BIOL-L 105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr.).
  6. Physics Courses (10 credit hours)—Students must complete either PHYS-P 201 General Physics I (5 cr.), and PHYS-P 202 General Physics II (5 cr.), or PHYS-P 221 General Physics I (5 cr.) and PHYS-P 222 General Physics II (5 cr.).
  7. Chemistry Electives (as needed to complete 120 credit hours, all with grades of C- or higher). 300-/400-level chemistry courses including CHEM-Y 398 Professional Practice in Chemistry (3 cr.), BIOL-L 367 Cell Physiology (3 cr.), MICR-M 310 Microbiology (3 cr.), and MICR-M 315 Microbiology Lab (2 cr.).
  8. 30 of the last 60 credit hours at Indiana University Kokomo.

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