College of Arts and Sciences


Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Astronomy
Graduate Certificate in Chemistry

This 100 percent online, consortial program is taught by IU Bloomington, IU East, IU Kokomo, IU Northwest, and IU Southeast.

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 Higher Learning Commission (HLC) requires all high school teachers who teach dual-credit courses to hold a master's degree in the field, or to have a master's degree in another area (such as education), plus at least 18 credit hours of graduate coursework in the discipline. The Graduate Certificate in Chemistry provides these 18, discipline-specific credit hours.

Certificate Requirements

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

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours) 

To learn more about the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry see

Academic Bulletins

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