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    Augusta University
    Jun 20, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Department Overview

Chemistry and biochemistry involve the study of the fundamental principles and materials of the world around us. Chemistry degrees allow you to develop the analytical and problem-solving skills that are universally sought by graduate schools, professional programs (such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy), as well as by employers. Chemistry graduates have the preparation to tackle many emerging world problems such as the development of new medicines and medical devices, energy advances and security, sufficient food and clean water for a growing population, eco-friendly chemistry and engineering, isolation, characterization and modification of natural products, and advanced materials. With the demand for scientifically literate college graduates as strong as ever, a solid foundation in chemistry is a must to stay on the cutting edge of nearly any science or medical field. Numerous opportunities to engage in undergraduate research allow our graduates to build strong resumes to be competitive for opportunities after graduation. Multiple concentrations allow students to match their educational path with career goals through specialized electives in medicinal chemistry, nuclear science, forensics and biochemistry. The department participates in the 3+4 pharmacy program with University of Georgia. The department houses an American Chemical Society approved chemistry degree, and this accreditation allows awarding of nationally recognized certificates to qualifying graduates.

Department Administration

Guido Verbeck, PhD
Angie Spencer, PhD
College of Science and Mathematics Building GE 1029


    Bachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceDual DegreeNon-degree