Chemistry B.S.

Degree Requirements: 124 Credit Hours

See Core Curriculum for required courses in Area A1 through Area E.

Credit Hours
General Requirements (Core A - E)42
Area A2 -- Must take MATH 1112, MATH 1113 or MATH 1441
Area DII -- Must take MATH 1441 if not taken in Area A2 above
Additional Requirements4
Area F - Courses Appropriate to Major
CHEM   1211KPrinciples of Chemistry I4
or CHEM   1211
Principles of Chemistry I
and Principles of Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM   1212KPrinciples of Chemistry II4
or CHEM   1212
Principles of Chemistry II
and Principles of Chemistry II
MATH   2242Calculus II4
PHYS   2211KPrinciples of Physics I (if not taken in Area D1)4
PHYS   2212KPrinciples of Physics II (if not taken in Area D1)4
Additional hours of chemistry, biology, or computer science (if needed).
Major Specific Requirements
Carry over from MATH 1441 Calculus I in Area A or Area D21
Carry over from CHEM 1211K/1212K in Area F2
CHEM   2900Principles of Chemistry Research3
CHEM   2100Analytical Chemistry4
Major Requirements
CHEM   3100Instrumental Analysis4
CHEM   3300Inorganic Chemistry4
CHEM   3401Organic Chemistry I4
CHEM   3402Organic Chemistry II4
CHEM   3501Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics4
CHEM   3502Introduction to Quantum Chemistry4
BCHM   5201Biochemistry I4
Students must complete 9 additional hours of upper-level chemistry or biochemistry coursework (3000-level and above, not to include BCHM 3200) 29
Select 13-21 credit hours of Electives13-21
Must include at least 2 hours of upper-division (3000-level and above) coursework
Total Credit Hours124

Program Admission Criteria

  • Students who wish to change their major to Chemistry must have a total institution GPA of 2.0 or better in all coursework completed at Georgia Southern.
  • Transfer students from other institutions who wish to major in Chemistry must have a GPA of 2.0 or better on all credit hours attempted at other institutions as well as those hours attempted at Georgia Southern.

Other Program Requirements

  • Chemistry majors must maintain a “C” average in all major coursework which applies toward graduation.

Honors in Chemistry

To graduate with Honors in Chemistry, a student must:

  • be admitted to the University Honors Program
  • complete a capstone project equivalent to three credit hours with a measurable outcome approved by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • maintain a 3.3 overall GPA, including a minimum GPA of 3.5 in all major courses applied toward graduation

This degree is certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS).