A Chemistry degree will give you a general background in chemistry and help you develop the skills to pursue further studies in this field, including graduate studies in chemistry or entrance into professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. You will also be prepared for entry-level positions in chemical research laboratories or environmental control laboratories, and for chemistry teaching positions.

IWU's Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry program involves advanced studies in math and physics. You will be prepared for work in a variety of industrial, educational, scientific, and governmental fields. Your studies will enable you to solve complex problems and think things through. These skills are useful for any job! Students may also choose to earn an Associate of Science degree for quick entry into the workforce and a foundation for further education, or to minor in Chemistry as a supplement to another IWU major.

If you plan to seek employment in a chemistry-related field or want to sharpen your analytic and problem-solving skills, then you should consider majoring in Chemistry at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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One of the best ways to discover a degree program is to check out the course listings. By simply clicking on the course titles below, you can get a preview of the classes you will attend as a student at Indiana Wesleyan University.

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* CHE-490 is a Biology/Chemistry course that applies to both areas.

Required Cognate Courses


Bachelor of Science majors are strongly advised to add additional cognate coursework from the following:




Students are also required to select one or more Chemistry electives at or above the 200 level.


The Chemistry faculty at IWU have diverse backgrounds, coming with industrial, government, and even seminary experience. The many years of experience represented by the faculty listed below offer students a variety of viewpoints on how chemistry can be used and why chemistry is important. Active research projects involve everything from the discovery of new antimalarial drugs to development of fiber optics to environmental and forensic chemistry. Research is seen as such a vital part of the education process that all students are required to become involved in at least one of the projects for a part of the time they are at IWU.

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Dennis Brinkman; PhD Assoc Dean; Physical and Applied Science View Profile
David Duecker; MS, PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry View Profile
Eric Kern; MS Asst Prof; Chemistry View Profile
John Lakanen; PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry | Div Chair; Natural Sciences View Profile
Benjamin Linger; PhD Assoc. Prof. Chemistry View Profile
Steven Tripp; PhD Assoc Prof; Chemistry View Profile
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