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Chemistry and Physics are the fundamental backbone of all science and technology.

Why Chemistry or Physics?

What We Offer:

A chemistry or physics degree will allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought after by graduate and professional schools as well as by employers. With the demand for scientifically literate college graduates being as strong as ever this indicates that a solid foundation in chemistry and physics is a must to stay on the cutting edge of nearly any science or engineering field.

      • Engaging laboratory instruction
      • Hands on access to state of the art instrumentation
      • A small-feel department with high access to faculty members
      • An increasing number of academic support programs, such as: free tutoring and supplemental instruction (SI) linked to certain courses
      • An increasing number of opportunities to participate in Undergraduate Research
      • Many sources of financial assistance, including: scholarships, pay for serving as lab assistants, and undergraduate research stipends
      • Many opportunities for social and service activities, including: Student/Faculty Meet and Greets, the Chemistry Club, the Physics Club, dept outreach activities, judging local science fairs, giving dept tours, etc. 


Graduate Progam

MS in Biomolecular Science with a Concentration in Medicinal Chemistry 

Contact Us

Department of Chemistry & Physics
1201 Goss Lane Augusta, GA 30912
Mailing: 1120 15th Street, GE-1006  
Augusta, GA 30912
  706-737-1541       706-667-4519

Student Spotlight

Undergraduate Programs


American Chemical Society Certification

BS in Chemistry 
with ACS certified degree
BA in Chemistry

Other concentrations offered for BS in Chemistry:
Forensic Science
Medicinal Chemistry
Nuclear Science
Teacher Education

Dual Degree
BS in Chemistry & Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching

Minor in Chemistry


BS in Physics 


Other concentration offered for BS in Physics:
Nuclear Science



Dual Degree 
BS in Physics & Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching

Minor in Physics

News & Events

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Augusta University physicist and astronomer captures rare lunar eclipse

Dr. Nathan Yanasak, associate professor at MCG, also has expertise in astrophysics and actively pursues a hobby in astrophotography.

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Biopharmaceutical executive returns to campus as Distinguished Alumna

Adams is the 2020 College of Science and Mathematics Distinguished Alumna and the global head of Biopharmaceutical Product Sciences and Device Development at GlaxoSmithKline.

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Freshly awarded by American Chemical Society, a campus club prepares for National Chemistry Week

The Augusta University Chemistry Club has again been recognized as an Outstanding Student Chapter and Green Chemistry Award recipient by the American Chemical Society. The group is now preparing for National Chemistry Week.

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College of Science and Mathematics researchers look for ‘green’ solutions in manufacturing

“It has been great being Dr. Agee’s research student. He’s very hands-on with his mentorship. He helps me realize my mistakes without tearing me down. Not a lot of people can do that.”

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Faculty Teaching Innovation

Learn more about the Chemistry and Physics faculty and the innovative ways they teach.

ADP Scholars


There are a variety of scholarships and apprenticeships available to chemistry and physics majors.

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 Up to $8,000 per year are available to talented Chemistry, Physics, Biological Sciences, or Mathemetics students.

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Faculty Research 

Our Chemistry and Physics faculty are involved in many different areas of research.