What will I learn?

The chemistry major is excellent preparation for students seeking careers in industry, graduate school, or professional school. Coursework offers students depth of knowledge in the five recognized sub-fields of chemistry—analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. Students have opportunities to participate in research projects under the direct supervision and support of full-time faculty members. The chemistry major offers three concentrations: American Chemical Society-Certified Concentration: This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or career as a professional chemist. American Chemical Society-Certified Biochemistry Concentration: This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue an advanced degree or a career as a professional chemist in the area of biochemistry and the biological sciences. Preprofessional Concentration: This program is designed for the student who wishes to pursue a career in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, or other related fields. All chemistry majors follow similar curriculum patterns during the first two years of study. Thus, students have time to consult their advisors before choosing the track that suits his or her individual plans. The Department of Chemistry and Physics at Indiana State assures students the best of both worlds—hands-on use of state-of-the-art instrumentation of the type found at major research universities and the closeness between students and faculty that characterizes smaller liberal arts colleges. Students participate in real-world applications of chemistry through departmental seminars by recent graduates and talks by industrial scientists and managers. The highlight of the program is the high degree of participation by undergraduates in faculty-mentored research. A wide range of research opportunities is available including biochemistry, bioinformatics, computational chemistry, cosmochemistry, environmental chemistry, inorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, natural products chemistry, organic synthesis and physical chemistry. As part of the research experience, students have the opportunity to present their results at regional and national meetings.

Careers: Chemistry graduates secure positions as chemists, laboratory managers, and research scientists in the chemical sciences industry. Many go on to graduate school in chemistry or related fields or seek professional degrees in medical, dental, chiropractic, pharmaceutical, or veterinary schools.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,582.00 per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $24,334 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

11 January 2022, 16 August 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

Stalker Hall, Room 200,

621 Chestnut Street,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 61; a minimum CBT score of 173; or a minimum paper-based score of 500
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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