Department of Chemistry
- Attention Freshmen and Sophomores: check out exciting opportunities available through our unique BS/MS program
- Research Opportunities in Chemistry
- Department Scholarship Opportunities
NSF Scholarship Opportunities
Deadline April 15th
ACS Idaho Local Section
The chemistry department at Idaho State University is an ACS approved department consisting of eleven tenure track faculty, four non-tenure track teaching faculty, and five staff members. Our main mission is to provide our students with the best possible education in chemical science through classroom, formal laboratory, and individual research laboratory instruction. We provide a quality footing in chemistry for several different majors including students in engineering and in the health related professions. We also offer several options for students interested in a major in Chemistry:
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
- Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (accredited by the American Chemical Society)
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry
- A combined Bachelor of Science/Master of Science
- Master of Science degree in Chemistry
- Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Applied Science
We work at providing our majors with the opportunity to enhance their education and practical experience by participating with a dynamic research group using state of the art equipment and instrumentation and also through participation in activities as a member of the Chemistry Club.
Our research programs are diverse, including organic synthesis using organosilanes as chiral templates, studies of the composition and chemical behavior of plasmas, solar energy photophysics, environmental monitoring and chemometrics. Faculty are active in research and have authored several books.
In the fall of 1996 we took occupancy of a new state-of-the-art chemistry building. The department is well-equipped with modern instrumentation including all of the standard items as well as two Raman Spectrophotometers, a Scanning Electron Microscope, and an Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectrometer.
Apply to our Graduate Programs
- B.S./M.S. Program - Deadline April 1st
M.S. in Chemistry - Apply through the Graduate School by April 1st. In addition to meeting the Graduate School Requirements, applicants must have at least a 3.0 GPA for all upper-division credits taken in the previous degree program (a B.S. or a B.A. in Chemistry). Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores must be reported, and the scores of two of the three sections must be in the 35th percentile or higher. Applicants must also submit the following for their application to be considered complete:
- A letter of intent describing your reasons for choosing our program and how your personal strengths and goals align with your expectations of the program.
- Three letters of recommendation from professionals in the sciences or mathematics attesting to your potential to succeed in a graduate program.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Engineering and Applied Science- Apply through the Graduate School by April 1st. Applicants must meet the Graduate School Requirements. Applicants must also submit a one-page statement of research interests, a one-page statement of career interests, a resume, and at least 3 letters of reference. In some special cases, a student with exceptional undergraduate academic record and an aptitude for research but without an M.S. degree may be directly admitted to the Ph.D.