Feb 26, 2024
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.
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.
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 40.0501
Program Code: 1BS-CHEM-BS
Core Areas A - E: 42 Hours
For more information on Core Curriculum Areas A-E, see Core Requirements.
Lower-level Requirements: 6-7 Hours
Includes spillover hours from Area F
Major Concentration: 34 Hours
Major and Upper Division Electives: 9 Hours
With the assistance of advisor, choose a minimum of 9 credit hours from:
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.