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Bachelor's in Chemistry

Indiana Wesleyan University's Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry program at IWU Marion offers a comprehensive degree in chemistry with a foundation in the fundamental principles of chemistry, enhanced by advanced studies in mathematics and physics. Designed for those with an interest in exploring the mysteries of the molecular world, this program prepares you for a wide range of careers and equips you with critical thinking and problem-solving skills that are invaluable in any professional setting.

At the heart of our chemistry major, you will find a curriculum that prepares you for success, whether you're aiming for further studies in the field, including graduate programs in chemistry, or entrance into esteemed professional schools such as medicine, dentistry, optometry, pharmacy, or veterinary medicine. Additionally, our program is the perfect launching pad for those aspiring to secure entry-level positions in chemical research laboratories, environmental control laboratories, or to embark on a career in chemistry teaching. 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 Major Program?

Indiana Wesleyan University takes pride in offering a chemistry degree that is as versatile as it is rigorous. Our graduates are well-prepared for work in a diverse array of industrial, educational, scientific, and governmental fields. Through our program, you will develop the ability to solve complex problems and to think critically—skills that are highly sought after in today's job market. For those looking to enter the workforce directly, the option to earn an Associate of Science degree provides a swift pathway, while a minor in Chemistry is available for students wishing to complement another IWU major.

Choosing to pursue a degree in chemistry at Indiana Wesleyan University means setting yourself up for a future filled with potential. Whether your goal is to pursue employment in a chemistry-related field or simply to sharpen your analytical and problem-solving prowess, our program is tailored to meet your needs and aspirations. Join us at IWU, where your passion for chemistry will be nurtured and where your academic journey will prepare you for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

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:

  • Core areas of chemistry, including general, organic, inorganic, analytical, and physical chemistry, through both theoretical coursework and hands-on laboratory experiences
  • Advanced problem-solving skills and analytical techniques, with a strong emphasis on analytical instrumentation and the application of these skills in research and laboratory settings
  • A solid foundation in mathematics and physics as it applies to the field of chemistry, enhancing their ability to understand and apply scientific principles in a wide range of professional contexts
  • Preparation for advanced study in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, or related interdisciplinary areas, supported by a rigorous curriculum designed to equip students with the necessary skills for graduate level work

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

The Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry is designed for majors who plan to pursue graduate level work in chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, or related interdisciplinary areas. This degree requires 52 hours of coursework, which is met by taking a minimum of 35 hours in chemistry and 17 hours of cognate (prerequisite) courses.

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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

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