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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Chemistry degree is certified by the American Chemical Society. This ensures the depth and breadth of chemistry background that prepares students for graduate studies in materials science, polymer chemistry, environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, drug design, natural products, alternative energies, and a variety of other fields. Many graduates pursue additional studies in medicine, veterinary medicine, pharmacy, and others. Still other graduates obtain rewarding jobs in industry, including quality control, analytical chemistry, environmental testing, toxicology, food science, essential oils, diagnostic testing, adhesive development, forensic chemistry, and many other fields.

Students earning a B.S. in Chemistry can choose a Pre-Medical Science Track as part of their degree.


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Degree Requirements (120 cr.)
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Students receiving the Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry must complete 120 total credit hours including:

  • Math courses required for the B.S. in Chemistry fulfill the Fundamental Literacies Quantitative Reasoning requirement.
  • World Language | At least one course at the 200–level or higher, or formal training, as evidenced by secondary or university diplomas, in a language other than English. The Department of World Language Studies (W.L.S.) offers a placement examination to determine into which semester a student should enroll and/or to qualify students for credit by examination. (3-9 cr.)
  • Major Requirements (75 cr.)
  • Free Electives (balance of credits needed to equal 120 credit requirement)

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the 300– or 400–level.
  • Courses required for the major must be completed with a grade of C– or higher.
  • A minimum CGPA of 2.0 is required.
  • At least 30 credit hours must be taken in residence at IU outh Bend, of which at least 12 credits must be in the major at the 300– or 400–level.
  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Major Requirements (75 cr.)
Biology (5 cr.)
  • BIOL-L 102 Introduction to Biological Sciences 2 (5 cr.)

Chemistry (47 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
  • CHEM-C 106 Principles of Chemistry II
  • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 126 Experimental Chemistry II (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 301 Chemistry Seminar 1 (1 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 310 Analytical Chemistry (4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 335 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (1 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry Lectures 1
  • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry Lectures 2
  • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 1 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 (2 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter (4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules (4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 410 Principles of Chemical Instrumentation (4 cr.)
  • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism
  • CHEM-N 390 The Natural World

Mathematics (13 cr.)
  • MATH-M 215 Calculus I (5 cr.)
  • MATH-M 216 Calculus II (5 cr.)

Select one from the following:

  • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
  • MATH-M 311 Calculus 3
  • MATH-M 343 Introduction to Differential Equations with Applications I

Physics (10 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 221 Physics 1 (5 cr.)
  • PHYS-P 222 Physics 2 (5 cr.)

Optional Track
Pre-Medical Science Track
  • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
  • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
  • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism

Academic Bulletins

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2021-2022 Campus Bulletin
2020-2021 Campus Bulletin
2019-2020 Campus Bulletin
2018-2019 Campus Bulletin
2017-2018 Campus Bulletin
2016-2017 Campus Bulletin
2015-2016 Campus Bulletin
2014-2015 Campus Bulletin

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