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    Jul 12, 2024  
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog 
2023-2024 Augusta University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Arts with a major in Chemistry

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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. In contrast to the BS Chemistry program, the BA Chemistry program provides a platform to build a highly customized interdisciplinary education with an emphasis in a STEM discipline.  This degree is intended for a student who wants to couple a chemistry degree with a second major or a minor to have multiple strengths that allow optimum targeting of the emerging marketplace.   Multiple strengths within your degree may make you the best candidate for entry to a professional program such as medical school, dental school, or other health program by coupling a physical science with a second major in a biological science, social science or liberal arts.

Students complete Areas A-E for science majors.  In Area F students begin to select options to best meet their career goals.  Within the major you will have 11h of required coursework and select 4 additional upper-level chemistry courses and choose an upper division laboratory experience.  Students will choose from among traditional areas (analytical, biochemistry, inorganic, organic, physical) and specialty areas (forensic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, medicinal chemistry, water chemistry).  Students are required to complete a minor or a second major to demonstrate strong interdisciplinary preparation.

Program Contact
Chair: Dr. Angie Spencer
Admissions Information

For additional information regarding admissions requirements, please visit the Office of Academic Admissions website.

Progression & Graduation Requirements
  • A minor or additional major is required as part of this curriculum.
  • Exit Exam: Completion of ACS DIagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge Exam with a minimum score of 25 correct.
Program Information
Program Length: 4 Years
CIP Code: 40.0501
Program Code: 1BA-CHBA
Major Code: CHBA

Core Areas A-E: 42 Hours

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

Degree Requirements: # Hours

Minor concentration or additional major: 15-21 Hours

You must complete either a minor or an additional major.

Additional upper division courses for a minimum of 39 hours: 0-6 Hours

Free Electives: 0-17 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 Hours

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