Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering

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At IUP we understand that not every university’s degree are created equal. We focus on student opportunities such as an integrated leadership minor, undergraduate research, internships, and guaranteed graduate school admissions to achieve a near 100 percent employment and graduate school placement rate.

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Chemistry and Biochemistry Programs

Biochemistry, BS

Chemistry, BS

Chemistry Education, Chemistry, BS

Pre-Medical, Chemistry, BS

Pre-Pharmacy, Chemistry, BS

Minors:

Chemistry Minor

Certified Degrees: The department undergoes a rigorous review by the American Chemical Society to have certified degrees offered, the gold standard for biochemistry and chemistry programs.

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IUP Chemistry Program Receives Continued Approval from American Chemical Society

Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Chemistry undergraduate programs in the IUP Madia Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering have received American Chemical Society continued approval for its undergraduate chemistry program.

Bradshaw Publishes on Energy Equations for Projectiles with Linear and Quadratic Drag

Professor John Bradshaw published a paper, "Energy equations for projectiles with linear and quadratic drag," in the European Journal of Physics.

Undergraduates Publish Research Paper in Journal “Tetrahedron”

Abra Dadum (BS Chemistry '22) and David McLean (BS Biochemistry '24) published their undergraduate research. "Chemoselective oxidation of alcohols in the presence of amines using an oxoammonium salt," in the journal Tetrahedron with their research advisor, Justin Fair, and collaborators from Old Dominion University. 

Alumni Receives Grant to Develop HIV Drugs

Daniel Adu-Ampratwum, who graduated from IUP with a master's in chemistry in 2010, received a $140,000 grant to develop new HIV drugs from the HIV Interaction and viral Evolution Center.

Biochem Alumni to Hold Virtual Career Panel on Thursday, February 24

Five IUP Biochemistry alumni will hold a virtual career panel on Thursday, February 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom, as part of AMES, Alumni Mentors Empowering Students.

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