Aug 20, 2019  
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Augusta University Catalog

Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry and a concentration in Nuclear Science


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Program Overview

The AU Chemistry program is nationally accredited with students having the option of obtaining an American Chemical Society (ACS) certified degree. Students will explore the basic properties of the nucleus, nuclear decay, radiation properties, and applications with each of these topics.  Radiation detection and measurements explored in a laboratory course. Local and regional nuclear industry provides numerous employment opportunities. The flexibility in this program is well-suited for students completing pre-medical, pre-dental, or pre-pharmacy requirements. Background in nuclear science is applicable to radiology, radiopharmaceuticals, and medical diagnostics with radioactive tracers that can give students interested in these fields a competitive edge in their careers.  Major electives allow students to include undergraduate research or explore other course areas such as medicinal or forensic chemistry.  A minor is not required for this degree.

https://www.augusta.edu/scimath/chemistryandphysics/nuclearscience.php

Program Coordinator
Chair: Dr. Thomas Crute
706-737-1541
tcrute@augusta.edu

Admissions Information

For more information on admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • Completion of ACS Diagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge Exam with a minimum score of 25 correct.
  • *Courses marked with an asterisk are recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the nuclear sciences.

Core Areas A - E: 42 Hours


For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements .

Free Electives: 9-10 Hours


Wellness Graduation Requirement: 4 Hours


Students who transfer to Augusta University with less than 60 credit hours must complete the Wellness Requirement.

Total Hours for the Degree: 124 Hour


*Courses marked with an asterisk are recommended for students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the nuclear sciences.

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