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Chemistry

Are you looking to go into medical school? Dental school? Another health sciences program? Then a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry might be the program for you.

Paired with a second major in biological science, social science or liberal arts, a BA in Chemistry can make you an attractive candidate for any number of graduate and professional programs. The Chemistry program from the College of Science and Mathematics’ Department of Chemistry prepares students for a variety of career pathways.

A Chemistry degree from Augusta University offers an experience like no other, with on-campus opportunities to continue your education.

Chemistry is for you if you consider yourself

Analytical and Strategic

 

Chemistry Program

Science & Mathematics Building

1201 Goss Lane
Augusta, GA 30912

ahill2@augusta.edu

706-737-1541

What You'll Study

Coursework

In the Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry program, you’ll take basic classes for science majors before moving into your major classes, where you’ll choose from among traditional areas like biochemistry, organic chemistry and inorganic chemistry and specialty areas like forensic chemistry, nuclear chemistry or medicinal chemistry. You’ll also be required to complete a minor or secondary major to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary preparation.

Course List | Track Sheet

Experience-based Education

Outside the Classroom

The Center for Undergraduate Research helps match students to faculty research, hosts professional development workshops and offers funding assistance twice a year to support faculty-led student research.

An updated list of external fellowship and scholarship opportunities helps you find those connections that can make a positive difference in your academic or professional career.

On-campus funding to support student research can lead to peer-reviewed publication and grant proposals — things that get you noticed by employers and graduate programs.

 

Research & Innovation

Whether you’re an undergraduate or graduate student, you’ll have opportunities to create your own research projects or work with faculty to tackle some of the world’s most complex and pressing challenges.

 

New Home

A new, state-of-the-art building with 22 teaching labs, a tutoring center and a top floor dedicated to research is located on the Health Sciences Campus, maximizing educational and research opportunities.

 

Learning Community

The College of Science and Mathematics’ living learning community helps incoming freshmen thrive during that critical first year of college by offering a supportive network of like-minded students and plenty of engagement opportunities.

 

Tutoring Center

A tutoring center specifically for science and math students is located on the Health Sciences Campus, with similar help also offered at the Academic Success Center on the Summerville Campus.

Your Future

Career Options

Graduates with a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry typically use their degree as a stepping stone to graduate or professional programs in medicine, health sciences or for dental school, providing a wide range of exciting and meaningful career options.

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Learning Like No Other

Why Augusta?

A new building in the heart of the Health Sciences Campus puts Chemistry students in the middle of the university’s research enterprise, maximizing opportunities for internships and mentorships.

A full range of student support services exist to make sure that students have the opportunity to find assistance, advice or mentorship.

Easy access to faculty ensures students receive the individual attention and mentorship opportunities they need to help them stand out when moving into their careers or on to the next academic challenge.

A professor stands with his students behind a club table for the American Chemical Society

‘We’re closing in on being one of the top 10 ACS student chapters in the country’

AU is one of only 12 chapters nationally to be earn both the "Outstanding" designation, as well as receive a Green Chemistry Award from the American Chemical Society.

photo from article Augusta University invests $6 million to boost faculty and staff amid enrollment surge

Augusta University invests $6 million to boost faculty and staff amid enrollment surge

This significant investment was primarily aimed at bolstering areas where the university expects to see the most growth in core classes that first- and second-year students need to progress toward their degree, but the funding will also support all areas of enrollment growth through increasing student support in areas.

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Making lifelong connections with the Jags4Jags Mentoring Program at Augusta University

The Jags4Jags program at Augusta University was created to enhance new student experience by linking first-year students to mentors who are ready to listen, inspire and help navigate any future challenges.

photo from article Augusta University researcher named to 2023 Class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors

Augusta University researcher named to 2023 Class of Fellows for the National Academy of Inventors

Verbeck’s inventions include portable mass spectrometry and chemical sensors which can be used outside the lab to detect harmful chemicals.

Learning Like No Other

The College of Science and Mathematics provides students with strong foundations in the sciences as well as preparation for careers, citizenship, and a life-long love of learning. We are committed to providing experiences promoting scientific inquiry and discovery and dedicated to creating opportunities for intellectual growth and community involvement.