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Department of Chemistry

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

Students on Summer 2018, Fall 2018, or Spring 2019 requirements CHEMBS
The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry prepares students for employment in industry, to pursue graduate work in chemistry, or to attend medical or dental school. Chemistry studies the substances of matter—their identification, composition, properties, interactions, combinations, changes, and uses.

Requirements

The major requires at least 45 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.
  1. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
    • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I
    • CHEM-H 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors
    • CHEM-J 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Science Majors
  2. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I
    • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory
    • CHEM-H 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory, Honors
    • CHEM-X 150 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab I
  3. Chemical Measurements Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-A 315 Chemical Measurements Laboratory
  4. Equilibria and Electrochemistry. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry
  5. Spectrochemistry and Separations. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 318 Spectrochemistry and Separations
  6. Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry. Two (2) courses:
    • CHEM-N 331 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM-N 337 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  7. Organic Chemistry I. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures
    • CHEM-J 341 Principles of Organic Chemistry I
    • CHEM-S 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors
  8. Organic Chemistry II. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures
    • CHEM-J 342 Principles of Organic Chemistry II
    • CHEM-S 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures, Honors
  9. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-J 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Majors
    • CHEM-X 325 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab II
  10. Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 361 Physical Chemistry of Bulk Matter
  11. Physical Chemistry of Molecules. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 362 Physical Chemistry of Molecules
  12. Basic Measurements in Physical Chemistry. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-P 364 Basic Measurements in Physical Chemistry
  13. Biological Chemistry. One (1) course:
    • CHEM-C 483 Biological Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism
  14. Chemistry Electives. Additional hours selected from the following:
    • CHEM-B 486 Gene Expression and Physiology
    • CHEM-B 487 Biochemistry Laboratory
    • CHEM-B 488 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory
    • CHEM-C 344 Organic Chemistry II Laboratory
    • CHEM-C 416 Surface Analysis and Surface Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 420
    • CHEM-C 427 Advanced and Nanoscale Materials Laboratory
    • CHEM-C 430 Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 432 Spectroscopic Methods in Inorganic Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 437 Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
    • CHEM-C 443 Organic Spectroscopy
    • CHEM-C 446 Organic Chemistry III
    • CHEM-C 460 Nuclear Chemistry
    • CHEM-C 481 Physical Biochemistry
    • CHEM-C 485 Biosynthetic Pathways and Control of Metabolism
    • CHEM-G 408 Seminar in Green Chemistry
    • CHEM-P 464 Advanced Measurements in Physical Chemistry
    • CHEM-X 499 Chemical Research Capstone
    • EAS-E 406 Introduction to Geochemistry
    • EAS-E 444 Methods in Analytical Geochemistry
    • SPEA-E 451 AIR POLLUTION AND CONTROL
    • SPEA-E 464 ORGANIC POLLUTANTS: ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY AND FATE
  15. Additional Requirements*.
    1. Physics.
      1. Physics I. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-H 221 Honors Physics I
        • PHYS-P 221 Physics I
      2. Physics II. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-H 222 Honors Physics II
        • PHYS-P 222 Physics II
    2. Mathematics.
      1. Calculus I. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
        • MATH-S 211
      2. Calculus II. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
        • MATH-S 212 Honors Calculus II
      3. Calculus III. One (1) course:
        • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
        • MATH-M 311 Calculus III (Recommended)
        • MATH-M 343
    3. Foundations of Biology. One (1) course:
      • BIOL-E 112 Basic Biology by Examination II
      • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
  16. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to major requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.