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Chemistry Degrees

Format: In person on the Statesboro Campus or Armstrong Campus in Savannah
Credit Hours: 124

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry

At Georgia Southern, the Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Chemistry offers an introduction to modern laboratory methods and principles using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. You’ll build a scientific knowledge base that can lead to advanced study and specialized careers in chemistry. This program is certified by the American Chemical Society and is recommended for all students who plan to work as chemists in governmental or industrial laboratories and pursue careers in the medical, biomedical or pre-health industries such as physicians, physician assistant, pharmacist and more. The Chemistry degree is also essential for those who plan to do graduate work in the field of chemistry.

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Why Major in Chemistry?

Minor in Chemistry

The Chemistry minor is an excellent fit for those interested in gaining an education in the chemical sciences, but ultimately pursue a different undergraduate degree major. The minor program requires 15 credit hours of chemistry coursework.

Master of Science in Applied Physical Science Degree

Prepare to become a leader in the business aspects of science. Georgia Southern’s Master of Science in Applied Physical Science (MS-APS) is a terminal professional degree that prepares you for the workplace. Gain real-world experience in applying physical science to the business, government, and nonprofit sectors. This master of applied science program deepens your understanding of the science used in your field, giving you a solid grounding in business fundamentals and communications. You can choose between a terminal non-thesis or a terminal thesis option, and select an interdisciplinary concentration area in:

  • Environmental science
  • Material science
  • Pharmaceutical science

What can you do with a chemistry degree?

The knowledge and skills you’ll gain through the Chemistry major will prepare you for work in a variety of different fields, including careers in chemistry research, health sciences and science education, as well as pre-health, pre-pharmacy and pre-veterinary graduate programs.

Jobs in chemistry include:

  • Clinical scientist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Medical Practitioner 
  • Pharmacologist
  • Toxicologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medicinal chemist
  • Pharmaceutical chemist
  • Chemistry teacher
Program Learning Outcomes

All of these programs are designed to introduce the students to modern laboratory methods and principles using state-of-the-art scientific equipment. These undergraduate students are exposed to applied laboratory techniques, critical thinking, independent and team learning, and are provided with research opportunities. The faculty is committed to providing an environment that addresses the individual needs of each student and encourages them to develop their potential.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry programs offer students a more quantitative experience in chemistry. The Concentration in Biochemistry offers students a more significant foundation in the principles of biochemistry.


PLO1. Theory and Knowledge:  Upon completion of the organic chemistry sequence, chemistry majors are able to recognize and apply the principles of atomic and molecular structure to predict chemical properties and chemical reactivity.

PLO2. Laboratory Skills: Upon completion of a degree, chemistry majors are able to employ critical thinking and scientific inquiry in the performance, design, interpretation and documentation of laboratory experiments, at a level suitable to succeed at an entry-level position in chemical industry or a chemistry graduate program.

PLO3. Quantitative Skills: Upon completion of a chemistry degree, chemistry majors are able to interpret and analyze quantitative data.

PLO5. Biochemistry:  Upon completion of a chemistry degree with a biochemistry concentration, students will recognize and apply key principles of biochemistry.

PLO4. Instrumentation:  Upon completion of a BS in Chemistry degree, students are able to understand theoretical concepts of instruments that are commonly used in most chemistry fields as well as interpret and use data generated in instrumental chemical analyses.

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Last updated: 7/5/2023