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Graduate Certificate in Chemistry

Graduate Certificate in Chemistry

Collaborative Online Degree (18 cr.)

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

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

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.


Admissions requirements vary by campus.

Certificate Requirements (18 cr.)

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • All courses are 3 credit hours, unless otherwise noted.

Certificate Requirements (18 cr.)
Chemistry Electives (15 cr.)

Select five from the following:

  • CHEM-T 510 Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM-T 520 Organic Synthesis
  • CHEM-T 530 Organic Spectroscopy
  • CHEM-T 540 Physical Chemistry
  • CHEM-T 550 Introductory Biochemisty
  • CHEM-T 555 Survey in Chemistry
    VT: Organic, Analytical, Inorganic (Pending Final Approval)
  • CHEM-T 560 Environmental Chemistry
  • CHEM-T 570 Nuclear Chemistry 

Chemistry Capstone (3 cr.)
  • CHEM-T 590 Chemistry Capstone

Academic Bulletins

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2023-2024 Campus Bulletin
2022-2023 Campus Bulletin
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

Please be aware that the PDF is formatted from the webpages; some pages may be out of order.