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Chemistry Degrees

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.

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Chemistry

The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Chemistry is a more flexible program of study with fewer science requirements. In addition to training students in the methods, principles and equipment of chemical sciences, the B.A. in Chemistry degree is augmented by interdisciplinary experiences acquired through minor and language requirements. This degree also may be certified by the American Chemical Society pending additional requirements.

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

Last updated: 3/19/2021