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Chemistry, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Gary, IN, United States
The Department of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy provides students with excellent opportunities to study the chemical and physical sciences. The department offers both Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Chemistry, an interdepartmental major in Environmental Science, a Minor in Physics, and selection of Astronomy courses.
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The department has a small number of full time faculty engaging in a wide variety of disciplines within chemistry and physics. The size of the department allows for small student/faculty ratios with frequent individualized attention to our students.

Students are encouraged to participate in research with faculty mentors. The department offers fully equipped modern teaching and research labs, giving students the opportunity to use state of the art instruments for their research. Research can be conducted within several areas, including organic, physical, inorganic, and environmental chemistry. There are also ample opportunities to engage in research with other academic disciplines such as biology, geosciences, physics, psychology, computer information systems, and medicine.

The Chemistry program collaborates with the IU School of Medicine – Northwest, located on campus, as well as with other research institutions within the greater metropolitan area to give a unique hands-on experience to students on a pre-medical academic track.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree program is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

Career Opportunities

Many chemistry graduates find jobs within the chemical industry or proceed to graduate or medical school or to other professional schools. The program accommodates students seeking a career in chemistry or physical sciences as well as pre-professional training in the medical sciences (pre-medical, pre-dental, and allied health sciences).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • CHEM-C 105 (General Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 125 (General Chemistry Lab)
  • CHEM-C 301 (Capstone)
  • CHEM-C 310 (Analytical Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 341 (Organic Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 343 (Organic Chemistry Lab)
  • CHEM-C 361 (Physical Chemistry )
  • CHEM-C 363 (Physical Chemistry Lab)
  • CHEM-C 409 (Chemical Research)
  • CHEM-C 410 (Instrumenatation)
  • CHEM-C 430 (Inorganic Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 303 (Environmental Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 335 (Inorganic Chemistry Lab)
  • CHEM-C 431 (Advanced Inorganic Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 441 (Advanced Organic Chemistry)
  • CHEM-C 483 (Biochemistry)
  • PHYS-P 221 (General Physics I)PHYS-P 222 (General Physics II)
  • MATH-M 215 (Caculus I)MATH-M 216 (Calculus II)MATH-M 311 (Calculus III)
  • BIOL-L 101 (Introduction to Biology)
  • CSCI-C 201 (Programming)PSY-P 300 (Statistics)

Ancillary science electives: minimum of 16 credit hours (consult department for a listing of approved courses).

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

All students who are interested in IU need to be aware of the high school prerequisites before applying to IU. Applicants should complete at least 34 credits (or semesters) of college-preparatory courses, advanced placement courses, and/or college courses in high school. We focus mainly on the academic performance and preparation of the applicant throughout high school.

You can share standards, but only Admissions staff members can assess a student’s admissibility. Though we will consider additional factors, our admissions decisions are primarily based on academics.

  • Class rank
  • Academic program
  • Grade trends
  • Personal statements
  • Essays
  • Letters of recommendation
  • SAT or ACT are required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    614 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 614 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    220 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 220 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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