The demand for college graduates with strong backgrounds in chemistry & biochemistry is higher than ever.
Augusta University’s Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry provides students with the solid foundations they need to develop analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought-after by graduate and professional schools. These skills are essential to staying pertinent in most science and engineering careers. Pathways offered at AU include biochemistry, forensic science, medicinal chemistry, nuclear science, teacher education.
Augusta University offers students a small-feel department with high access to faculty. We engage students in challenging laboratories and provide cutting-edge instrumentation and classroom instruction. We are excited to offer an increasing number of opportunities for students to participate in undergraduate research in chemistry & biochemistry.
Develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought after by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers.
Put your math and science skills to use and get you into a graduate program to solidify the career path you want. Include concentrations in: Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Medicinal Chemistry, Nuclear Science, Teach Education.
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.
There is also sufficient flexibility to explore a classic or specialized field of chemistry within the minor. If you continue in chemistry, only a few classes beyond the minor are needed to earn a BA in Chemistry as a second degree.
Augusta University research in chemistry covers a range of areas with an emphasis on biomolecular compounds and drug discovery. The department houses the Chemical and Biomolecular Analysis Facility as a core resource to facilitate research with major instrumentation that includes NMR, ICP, CD, and XRD spectroscopy among others. Below are some research ares our faculty is pursing:
Biochemistry - biological chemistry studies the compounds and transformations that are associated with living organisms.
Computational Chemistry - examines the chemical design of potential pharmaceutical agents.
Medicinal Chemistry - study of compounds of with pharmaceutical activity comprises medicinal chemistry.
Providing a community for students interested in the chemistry to gather and exchange ideas and to learn more about our field of interest.
Clubs and associations have proven to enrich the lives of our students and the overall experience at Augusta University
Research opportunities are available for both undergraduate and graduate students at the College of Science and Mathematics.
A showcase of notable graduates of the science and math disciplines
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.