About the major
Our Chemistry major equips you to solve complex, real-world problems through chemical research and laboratory experiences. Graduates will earn a Bachelor of Science degree and be prepared for careers in fields such as:
- Law enforcement
You may choose to earn the American Chemical Society certification in chemistry or certification in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry. To meet the requirements for a certification in chemistry, coursework must include BMB 465 and three additional departmentally approved laboratory courses. For certification in chemistry with an emphasis in biochemistry, coursework must include BMB 465 and BMB 466, three additional departmentally approved laboratory courses, and one additional course in Biology chosen from BIO 303, 310, and 460.
About the minor
Students may choose to minor in Chemistry. Students minoring in Chemistry must take at least 15 semester credit hours, including:
- Either CHM 111 and CHM 112 (General Chemistry I and II) or CHM 115 (Advanced General Chemistry)
- Seven to 11 additional credit hours in CHM courses
- MAT 133 (Precalculus), which may be exempted by achieving a specific score on the Math Index or Math Placement Test
No more than one credit hour of CHM 295 may count toward the minor.
Secondary teacher certification program in Chemistry
Teacher certification in Chemistry for grades sixth through 12th is available. Students interested in teaching chemistry in secondary schools should notify their advisor and contact the chair of teacher education in the Tift College of Education.