2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog


R. Sammelson, Chairperson


Foundational Sciences Building FB 417, 765-285-8060

The Department of Chemistry offers a comprehensive major program approved by the American Chemical Society for the training of professional chemists; a biochemistry concentration for students who want to combine chemistry with a molecular-level study of biological systems; a departmental major for students who want to combine detailed study of chemistry with in-depth study of other subjects; and a teaching major in chemistry.

Chemistry minor programs for prospective health scientists and others are available. Courses offered meet the needs of students in medical technology, biology, dietetics, natural resources, physics, and pre-dental, pre-engineering, pre-pharmacy, pre-medical, and other programs requiring a background in chemistry.

A two-year curriculum leading to an associate degree in chemical technology is available for students who want to complete a less intense program of study in preparation for industrial employment as technicians.

Faculty mentored student research opportunities are available and encouraged.