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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

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Chemistry, BS

Chemistry Education, Chemistry, BS

Pre-Medical, Chemistry, BS

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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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Federal Work-study On-campus Jobs for Fall 2023

Each semester, the Chemistry, Biochemistry, Physics, and Engineering Department at IUP seeks to hire 14 to 16 students to work as laboratory preppers, stockroom assistants, department tutors, student researchers, and a student instrument technician.

IUP Research Appreciation Week Events

Indiana University of Pennsylvania will celebrate innovative student and faculty research and creative work and welcome Dean Emerita Deanne Snavely as the Women in STEM Summit speaker during IUP’s 2023 Research Appreciation Week, planned for April 3 to 6 at the KCAC.

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.