College of Arts and Sciences


Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy
About the B.S. or B.S. - A.C.S. Degree

The American Chemical Society certifies the IU Northwest A.C.S. degrees. Graduates of these programs will be recommended to the American Chemical Society as having fulfilled requirements of the ACS Committee on Professional Training. The B.S. degree emphasizes science courses as major requirements outside of the major required core; the B.A. emphasizes non-science courses outside of the required major core. The B.S. is designed to enable the student to easily obtain a minor in a related area (see the following).  The proficiency examination can be satisfied by receiving a grade of B- (minus) or better in chemistry courses at or above the 300 level.  

Minimum Degree: Students not receiving the Professional (A.C.S.) degree are encouraged to take as many chemistry courses as possible above the minimum to enhance their professional skills and employment possibilities.

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