The IUP Chemistry Department has received continued approval from the American Chemical Society's committee on professional training to award certified degrees. The department was described by the CPT as strong, with high quality curriculum and excellent instrument holdings.
The ACS-certified degree is valued by potential employers and graduate schools alike. According to the ACS, "Employers realize that a certified graduate may have better preparation for technical employment. Some companies offer higher starting salaries to certified degree holders as compared to their non-certified classmates. The additional course work and other requirements of your certified degree program will give you a boost as you enter a Chemistry or Biochemistry graduate program."
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