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Chemistry, Graduate Certificate

Develop an understanding of multiple subdisciplines of chemistry and adopt a methodological approach to problem solving with the IU Online Graduate Certificate in Chemistry. This flexible, fully online program prepares you with the skills you need to teach dual-credit high school classes and university-level classes in community colleges.

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Course Delivery: 100% Online

Total Credits: 18

In-State Tuition Per Credit: $350.00

Out-of-State Tuition Per Credit: $490.00

Cost of attendance may vary by campus. View the total cost calculator

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Degree Overview

In this program, you’ll learn how to analyze and explore the chemical processes and principles of organic and inorganic substances. When you complete the certificate, you will be able to break down chemical concepts and processes, design experiments and assignments to teach chemical concepts, and critically analyze chemistry-related press releases and news.

You’ll graduate with an Indiana University certificate respected by employers worldwide—and you can work on yours anytime and anywhere. Plus, you’ll enjoy personalized support services throughout your academic journey.

To be accepted to this program, you must have:

  • A bachelor's degree
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale

To apply to this program, complete an online application that includes:

  • Official transcripts from each undergraduate institution
  • A 250-word personal statement explaining background and reasons for entering the program

Application Dates

Fall semester: Aug 1

Spring semester: Jan 1

Summer I semester: May 1

Summer II semester: Jun 15

To earn the Graduate Certificate in Chemistry, you must complete 18 credit hours.

Requirements are broken down as follows:

  • Core course (3 credit hours)
  • Electives (15 credit hours)

Core Classes for the Chemistry Graduate Certificate
Course Number Course Name Credits

CHEM-T 510

Inorganic Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 530

Organic Spectroscopy

3 Credits

CHEM-T 540

Physical Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 550

Introductory Biochemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 560

Environmental Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 570

Nuclear Chemistry

3 Credits

CHEM-T 590

Chemistry Capstone

3 Credits

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