Oct 17, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED PUBLICATION]

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The Chemistry department provides degree programs in biochemistry and chemistry. Both programs offer an American Chemical Society (ACS)-approved major for students interested in graduate programs or seeking employment in industry or other areas requiring a strong background in chemistry. The non-ACS approved chemistry degree allows flexibility for students interested in other areas while still providing a good background in chemistry. The non-ACS degree in biochemistry is well suited for students interested in medical, dental, pharmacy, or other professional schools. Coupled with a minor in secondary education, and several additional courses, the chemistry or biochemistry major fulfills requirements for certification as secondary school teachers in the state of Indiana. Lastly, the chemistry program provides courses that serve other degree programs at USI (including, but not limited to biology, engineering, geology, and nursing) and offers courses that meet the Core 39 requirements in natural science.