Degree Programs:

School of Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Chemistry- Online

As a student in the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Chemistry, you analyze and explore the chemical processes and principles of organic and inorganic substances. You develop an understanding of multiple subdisciplines of chemistry, and you adopt a methodological approach to problem solving. When you complete the certificate, you will be able to break down chemical concepts and processes, design experiments and assignments to teach chemical concepts, and critically analyze chemistry-related press releases and news.

Specific areas of focus include:

  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Organic synthesis
  • Organic spectroscopy
  • Physical chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental chemistry
  • Nuclear chemistry

Of Special Interest for Dual-Credit and Community College Instructors Needing to Meet HLC Standards

The Graduate Certificate in Chemistry is ideal for those who want to teach dual-credit courses and who need to meet Higher Learning Commission dual-credit qualification standards. These standards require teachers wanting to teach dual-credit courses in chemistry to hold either a master's degree in chemistry or a master's degree in another discipline (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of discipline-specific graduate coursework.

  • If you hold a master's degree in a discipline other than chemistry, you can meet HLC standards by completing the 18 credit hour Graduate Certificate in Chemistry.
  • If you plan to pursue the IU Online MAT in Chemistry, you may apply the 18 credit hours from the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry toward the master's degree.

Many online support services are available to assist you as you progress through the program.

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, IU South Bend, and IU Southeast. This consortial model allows you to take coursework from several campuses and learn from a wide range of faculty.

Certificate Requirements

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (3 cr.)
  • Electives (15 cr.)

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Sample courses for the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry include the following:

  • CHEM-T 510 Inorganic Chemistry (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-T 530 Organic Spectroscopy (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-T 540 Physical Chemistry (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-T 550 Introductory Biochemistry (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-T 560 Environmental Chemistry (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-T 570 Nuclear Chemistry (3 cr.) 
  • CHEM-T 590 Chemistry Capstone (3 cr.) 

Tuition & Fees 

Cost for Indiana Residents  
Per Credit Hour 
  • Tuition: $320.00 
3 Credit Hours 
  • Tuition: $960.00 
Cost for Out of State Residents  
Per Credit Hour 
  • Tuition: $450.00 
3 Credit Hours 
  • Tuition: $1350.00 
Note: Additional fees will apply. 

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