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The College of Science and Mathematics offers the following undergraduate degree programs and programs of study. As a science and math student at Southern, you will join an undergraduate community that’s transforming scientific knowledge – all to build sustainable economic opportunities. Explore your department of interest below to find the right program for you:

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The degree programs in biology at Georgia Southern University offer a broad education in the sciences with special depth in biology. Biology graduates may pursue employment with federal or state agencies such as The Center for Disease Control and the United States Department of Agriculture. Graduates may also work in industry, bio-medical product development or consulting on ecological and environmental issues.  Those who elect to pursue graduate degrees in biology may develop careers at universities or colleges or teach in elementary or secondary schools.

Degree choices include:

  • B.A., Bachelor of Arts in biology
  • B.S.B., Bachelor of Science in biology
  • Minor in biology

Chemistry and Biochemistry

The degree programs in chemistry are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). These programs provide a strong foundation in chemistry, including the laboratory, problem solving and communication skills required by successful scientific professionals. Graduates boast careers in a variety of fields, including pharmaceutical research, environmental law, patent law, medicine and chemical manufacturing.

Degree choices include:

  • B.S., Chemistry
  • B.S., Chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry
  • B.A., Chemistry
  • B.A., Chemistry with a concentration in biochemistry
  • Minor in chemistry

Geology and Geography

The degree programs in geology and geography offer a broad education in the sciences with special depth in geology and geography. Geology students study earth materials, environmental and structural geology and coastal processes. Geography students’ course work focuses on geographic information systems, climatology and human and cultural geography. Graduates will be prepared for careers in teaching, mining-exploration, environmental consulting or government agency work.

Degree choices include:

  • B.S., Geography
  • B.S., Geology
  • B.A., Geography
  • B.A., Geology
  • Minor in Geology
  • Minor in Geography
  • Minor in Geographic Information Systems


The degree programs in mathematical sciences are designed to not only enable students to pursue a profession in mathematics itself but also to enhance the student’s competence in the fields of engineering, the physical sciences, the life sciences and the social sciences. Graduates in mathematics can expect to find opportunities in occupational fields such as cryptology, robotics, signal and image processing, statistics, pattern recognition, bio-statistics, actuarial science, operations research, teaching, and engineering/financial modeling.

Degree choices include:

  • B.S., Mathematics
  • B.S., with a major in Mathematics

Military Science (ROTC)

The Department of Military Science is a Senior Division Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) Instructor Group staffed by Army personnel. The department provides a curriculum that qualifies the college graduate for a commission as an officer in the U. S. Army, U. S. Army Reserve or the Army National Guard. Enrollment is open to all students. The ROTC program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and practical experience in leadership and management that will be useful in any facet of society. Additionally, each student is provided a working knowledge of the organization and function of the Department of Defense and the role of the U. S. Army in national security and world affairs. The ROTC program is divided into two main phases: the Basic Course, which is normally pursued during the freshman and sophomore years, and the Advanced Course, which is taken during the junior, senior or graduate years.

Degree choices include:

  • Military Science, Non-Degree
  • Minor in Military Science


The degree programs in physics include lecture and laboratory classes designed to establish a fundamental understanding of the major areas of physics. Graduates pursue a wide variety of career fields from engineering to research, from technical management to education. Some choose to pursue postgraduate degrees in science, engineering, medicine or other areas. Secondary education has a particularly high demand for physics majors, as well.

Degree choices include:

  • B.S.P., Physics
  • B.A., with a major in Physics and Astronomy

Pre-Health Professional Programs

The Pre-Health Professional Programs of Study (Pre-Dentistry, Pre-Medicine, Pre-Pharmacy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Optometry, Pre-Veterinary) at Georgia Southern University are a series of courses designed in collaboration with the professional schools in our region to prepare students for entrance into the specified health program.


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Last updated: 1/3/2017