Bachelor of Science in


The study of chemistry forms the basis for a career in industry, government, the health professions, education, or any combination of these. It is a challenging but rewarding discipline that prepares the student to continue in a life-long learning experience while working in positions that are interesting and productive.

The chemistry major at Georgia Southwestern State University is flexible. Through the choice of a minor and elective courses, the student may prepare for almost any professional goal and find that the logical and analytical skills developed will be strong assets in any chosen career.

Graduates with a BS in Chemistry can find career opportunities in the fields of:

  • Envionmental Chemist
  • Clinical Laboratory Chemist
  • Science Journalism & Reporting
  • Patent Law
  • Forensic Laboratory
  • Weather & Meteorology
  • Industrial Chemistry
  • Graduate Studies or Entering a Professional School
  • Space & Aeronautics
  • Chemical or Biochemical Engineering
  • Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Developmental Chemistry
  • Food Science
  • Work with Government Agencies (CDC, FDA, NASA, etc.)
  • Secondary Education


Program Curriculum


Undergraduate Major

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

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Faculty & Staff

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Program Information

Students completing a degree in Chemistry are expected to leave with foundational knowledge in special computer programs and on-line research strategies in the preparation of laboratory reports. An upper-division course project with minimal direction will be expected. Students will have the skills to perform both written and oral presentations and take discipline specific American Chemical Society examinations.

In addition, students graduating with a degree in chemistry have well-developed communication skills, teamwork abilities, and problem solving capabilities with good critical thinking skills. Graduates will be prepared for a variety of jobs within the field of chemistry along with other various careers and graduate studies that will require these types of skills.

Selected Educational Outcomes:

  • Students will demonstrate conceptual understanding of inorganic, organic, analytical, biological, and physical chemistry.
  • Students will demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving
  • Students will be able to explain real world problems and advances in chemistry