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Bachelor of Science (B.S. Chem)

Description of the Program

This program is designed for the student who intends to become a professional chemist. The curriculum for this degree consists of a selection of rigorous chemistry courses as well as supporting courses in related areas of physical science and mathematics. This curriculum meets the standards set for certification by the American Chemical Society.

Career Opportunities

All students who satisfactorily complete this curriculum are certified by the Department of Chemistry to the American Chemical Society as having completed the undergraduate training recommended by the A.C.S. The curriculum for this degree offers training in the field of chemistry and its allied sciences for students who desire to enter commercial or government laboratories or the teaching profession, to become associated with chemical industries in a technical position, or to pursue graduate work in chemistry in order to enter some field of research or college teaching.

Expectations of Transfer Students

To transfer into chemistry without delay, students must already have credit in two semesters of freshman chemistry, two semesters of organic chemistry, one semester of quantitative analysis, two semesters of calculus, and two semesters of calculus-based physics. No transfer students will be accepted as candidates for this degree later than the beginning of their junior year. Students wishing to obtain this degree should enter the University no later than the beginning of their sophomore year. For further information, contact the head of the Department of Chemistry.

Special Requirements

An average GPA of 2.5 or higher is required in chemistry and in other academic subjects in both lower and upper division programs.

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Got More Questions?

Undergraduate inquiries: chemreg@uga.edu 

Registration and credit transferschemreg@uga.edu

AP Credit, Section Changes, Overrides, Prerequisiteschemreg@uga.edu

Graduate inquiries: tharrop@uga.edu

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Assistant to the Department Head: Kelli Porterfield, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-2626 

Fax: 706-542-9454

Head of the Department: Prof. Gary Douberly