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Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

Degree Requirements

The degree requirement for the B.S. in Chemistry includes 120 credits with a GPA of at least 2.0. 30 of the last 60 credits must be completed at IU Kokomo. In addition to courses required for the campus-wide general education curriculum, students must takes courses in chemistry, biology, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, and informatics. The following courses must be taken and appropriate prerequisites must be met as listed in the Course Catalog.  


Communication Skills and Information Literacy (9 cr)

ENG-W131 Elementary Composition I

ENG-W132 Elementary Composition II

SPCH-S121 Public Speaking


Quantitative Literacy

Satisfied by the Mathematics and Informatics courses for the major


Critical Thinking (3 cr)

Satisfied by the major                                                            


Cultural Diversity (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

COAS-I100, SOAS-F200, SPCH-S302, SPCH-S427, EDUC-M300, BUS-D301, SPEA-V130, SPEA-J355, FOLK-F101, any 100-level or above foreign language course                                            


Ethics and Civic Engagement (3 cr)

One course from the list:                                                       

PHIL-P100 Introduction to Philosophy, PHIL-P140 Introduction to Ethics                                       


Social and Behavioral Sciences (6 cr)

(One course from each group)

Sociology & Psychology                                                                                

SOC-S100 Introduction to Sociology, SOC-S101 Social Problems & Policies, PSY-P103 General Psychology, PSY-P216 Life Span Developmental Psych             

Political Science, History and Economics*                           

POLS-Y103 Intro to American Politics, POLS-Y217 Introduction to Comparative Politics, POLS-Y219 Intro to Intl Relations, HIST-H105 American History I, HIST-H106 American History II, HIST-H113 History of Western Civilization I, HIST-H114 History of Western Civilization II                                       


Humanities and Arts (6 cr)

(One course from each group)

Fine, Performing and Communication Arts:              

FINA-A101, FINA-A102, FINA-A108, FINA-F100, FINA-S200, HUMA-U101, HUMA-U102, HUMA-U103, HUMA-U305, MUS-M174, MUS-Z201, MUS-X001, MUS-X040, THTR-T120, ENG-W203                                                                                  

Literature and Philosophy:                                                     

Any PHIL course except PHIL-P150, any ENG-L or ENG-E, SPAN-S360 Introduction to Spanish Literature     


Physical and Life Sciences (8 cr)

Satisfied by the major




SSCI-S105 Freshman Seminar in Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1 cr)             

Chemistry Courses (49-51 cr)

CHEM-C105/125 General Chemistry I/Lab (5 cr)

CHEM-C106/126 General Chemistry II/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C341/343 Organic Chemistry I/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C342/344 Organic Chemistry II/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C310/311 Analytical Chemistry/Lab ‡ (5 cr)

CHEM-C430 Inorganic Chemistry ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C361 Introductory Physical Chemistry I ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C362 Introductory Physical Chemistry II ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C483 Biological Chemistry ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C300 (or CHEM-C351) Energy ‡ (3-4 cr)

CHEM-C495 Chemistry Capstone ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C409 Chemistry Research ‡ (3-5 cr)

CHEM-C410 Principles of Chemical Instrumentation (3 cr)


Other Science Courses (15 cr)

BIOL-L105 Introduction to Biology (5 cr)

PHYS-P201 General Physics I  ‡ (5 cr)

PHYS-P202 General Physics II ‡ (5 cr)


PHYS-P221 Physics I  ‡ (5 cr)

PHYS-P222 Physics II ‡ (5 cr)

Mathematics, Computer and Informatics Courses (17 cr)

MATH-M215 Calculus ‡ (5 cr)

MATH-M216 Calculus II ‡ (5 cr)

MATH-K310 Statistical Techniques ‡ (3 cr)

INFO-I101 Introduction to Informatics (4 cr)

Chemistry, Biochemistry and other Science Electives (11-13 cr)

CHEM-C317 Equilibria and Electrochemistry (3 cr)

CHEM-C327 Clinical Biochemistry I ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C324 Proteins and Enzymes ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C484 Biomolecules and Physiology ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C485 Biosynthesis and Physiology ‡ (3 cr)

CHEM-C487 Biochemistry Laboratory ‡ (2 cr)

BIOL-L367 Cell Physiology‡ (3 cr)

MICR-M310 Microbiology ‡ (3 cr)

MICR-M315 Microbiology Lab ‡ (2 cr)

CHEM-Y398 Prof Practice Chemistry (3 cr) 
Last updated: 10/25/2016