Chemists help produce the tools we use, the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the medicine we take.One of the best things about being a chemist is getting to mix chemicals together to make new compounds. But chemistry is more than mixing chemicals. We figure out why chemicals react the way they do, and we can explain the how, what, when, and why of many things in our everyday life, using our advanced chemical instrumentation.
We like to have fun in our department, which means a lot of hands-on training. As an incoming student, you will be able to do full-fledged research with your professors. About 80 percent of our undergraduate chemistry majors have participated in research. Our small classes are exciting and challenging. In your classes, you will tackle subjects such as chemical analysis, inorganic chemistry, and biochemistry. We are ranked by the American Chemical Society (ACS) as one of the largest producer of ACS-accredited chemistry majors in the state of Indiana. We also rank in the top 10 percent in the nation in the number of graduating ACS-accredited chemistry majors.
The chemistry department also has very successful graduate programs. Our master of science degree program is a research based program where students have the opportunity to learn advanced experimental chemistry and use modern instrumentation while working on a unique research problem. The program's emphasis is on the student's development as a scientist. We also have a new PhD in Environmental Sciences program.Our graduates go on to choose amazing careers. They’re working in classrooms, labs, government, and even sales and marketing.Learn more about our programs of study.
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