This program represents IUP’s commitment to educating students to be the problem-solvers of tomorrow's industries. In addition to science proficiency courses, the student will take a set of Professional Development courses designed to augment the student's
scientific knowledge with communication, business and management skills to better prepare students to meet the technology challenges of a company. The program will also prepare the student for advancement to management positions within the company.
Students should have completed one year each of inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, general physics, and calculus. Students wishing to specialize in biochemistry should also have had an undergraduate course
in biochemistry. A student deficient in the above areas of study may also be admitted, provided these deficiencies are made up concurrently with the student's graduate studies.
The student may, with the advice and approval of the advisor, select electives from chemistry, physics, biology, or mathematics.
The student, with the advice and approval of the advisor, is required to complete a minimum of six semester hours of non-science graduate level courses from the College of Business and Information Technology. Some possibilities include:
*At least 15 credits from the total of required and elective courses must come from 600-level or higher.
†Students who opt to do their internship experience with a faculty member should first enroll in CHEM 690 with that faculty member as the instructor of record.
The PSM Coordinator provides guidance in exploring external internship sites, but the student is responsible for initiating and securing an internship with an industry supervisor. The internship experience must lead to an acceptable written report, approved
by the student's academic and industry supervisory committee. The student must present the results of experiences as a seminar open to all graduate students, faculty and members of the sponsoring company.