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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Start your career by earning your degree from a school named one of the top 25 in the nation for producing biochemistry and chemistry majors certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS)!

At Georgia Southern University, you can be part of a community of passionate students and nationally-recognized professors. Combining modern laboratory methods and principles with state-of-the-art scientific equipment, our Biochemistry and Chemistry programs provide the quality teaching and research experiences you need to prepare for a professional career.


The department offers a modern chemistry program leading to a B.S. certified by the American Chemical Society in both chemistry and biochemistry. With over 400  majors, the Department ranks in the top 25 producers of ACS-certified B.S. chemistry majors nation-wide. Our ACS Student Affiliate chapter has been recognized as an Outstanding Chapter of the ACS.

Program Highlights

  • student-centered classes
  • broad-based laboratory instruction
  • opportunities for research into a comprehensive chemistry education for our students

Why Major in Chemistry?

Dr. Karelle Aiken discusses what you can do with a degree in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University.