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Associate's in Chemistry

At Indiana Wesleyan University, our associate in chemistry program offered by IWU Marion is designed to provide students with a comprehensive background in chemistry, laying the groundwork for both academic advancement and professional success. This program is the perfect steppingstone for those looking to delve deeper into the realms of chemistry, with an educational journey that prepares you for graduate studies in various scientific disciplines or entrance into esteemed professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Furthermore, graduates find themselves well-equipped for entry-level positions in chemical research and environmental control laboratories, as well as in chemistry teaching roles.

By pursuing a degree in chemistry at IWU means engaging in a curriculum that not only focuses on the core principles of chemistry but also integrates advanced studies in mathematics and physics. This holistic approach ensures that our students are both learners and thinkers, capable of solving complex problems and applying logical reasoning across various scenarios. Such skills are invaluable and highly sought after in industrial, educational, scientific, and governmental sectors. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this Chemistry Program?

Our program is tailored to instill a profound understanding of chemical principles, alongside developing practical laboratory skills and an analytical mindset. As you progress, you'll find the curriculum encourages a deep dive into the analytical, organic, physical, and biochemistry fields, ensuring a well-rounded education. This foundation is essential for those aiming for quick entry into the workforce with a robust knowledge base or seeking a solid platform for further education.

Choosing to pursue an associate in chemistry at Indiana Wesleyan University signifies a commitment to excellence and a desire to explore the fascinating world of chemistry. Whether your aspirations lie in a chemistry-related career or in harnessing your analytical and problem-solving capabilities for broader applications, IWU's program is designed to support your ambitions and put you on the path to achieving them.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Chemistry Program

Coursework for your degree in chemistry covers:

  • A thorough grounding in all major areas of chemistry, including general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry, along with specialized fields like biological chemistry
  • Essential practical skills in conducting experiments, data analysis, and utilizing analytical instruments, equipping them for work in research and industry labs
  • Graduate-level work in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, or interdisciplinary areas, enhancing their prospects for professional schools and employment
  • The inclusion of cognate courses in mathematics and physics, alongside strongly recommended courses tailored to personal career goals

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Chemistry Teachers
  • Chemistry Technicians
  • Chemists
  • Chemical Engineers
  • Soil and Plant Scientists
  • Chemical Equipment Operators
  • Chemical Plant and System Operators
  • Biochemical Engineers
  • Nuclear Monitoring Technicians
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists
  • Food Scientists and Technologists
  • Medical Laboratory Technicians

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
  1. Completion of 62 semester hours (some majors may have additional hours to meet the requirement).
  2. Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  3. Completion of at least 24 semester hours in the major area with a GPA of 2.0 or higher; major requirements as prescribed by each department must be met.
  4. Completion of general education requirements. If a student chooses to have multiple majors, the degree designation is based upon the first major.
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at


*Effective 07-01-2023 through 06-30-2024

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