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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:
- Biochemistry
- Forensic Science
- Medicinal Chemistry
- Nuclear Science
- Teacher Education

Dual Degree
- BS in Chemistry & Integrated Master of Arts in Teaching
- BS in Chemistry & PharmD (with University of Georgia) 

- Minor in Chemistry
- Minor in interdisciplinary Neuroscience


- 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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Four physics students present research at premier national physics conference

“A couple of years ago, I was stocking boxes in some store. And now, I have calculus under my belt, and I'm confident," said student Richard Baker.

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First cohorts graduate from College of Science and Mathematics’ new master of science programs

Two graduate programs at Augusta University that first matriculated students in fall 2019 are preparing to recognize their first cohorts of graduates this spring.

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Chemistry and physics student to present research at Capitol Hill

Out of hundreds of applicants for Posters on the Hill, Wade was one of 60 selected. 

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Three College of Science and Mathematics students nominated for prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Dipen Mehta, Garrett Zills and Andrew Vincent have all demonstrated dedication to the fields of natural and physical sciences and mathematics.

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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.