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S. Basu-Dutt (Chair), L. Garmon (Emerita), J. Hansen, F. Khan, P. Ray, S. Slattery
M. Fujita, A. Gaquere, V. Geisler
M. McPhail, D. Stuart
The Department of Chemistry offers courses leading to a B.S. degree with a Major in Chemistry. Students may also elect to minor in chemistry. Students interested in chemistry should talk to a chemistry advisor as early as possible. There are three categories of degree tracks. The first category has degree tracks that are certified by the American Chemical Society (ACS). The ACS certified degree tracks have a greater concentration in either Applied Chemistry (Option A) or Biochemistry (Option B) and is recommended for students planning careers in chemical industry or for those who plan to pursue a graduate study in chemistry or biochemistry. The second category is a dual degree track that allows a student, in approximately five academic years, to obtain a Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry degree from West Georgia and a Chemical Engineering degree from an engineering school. The B.S. in Chemistry will be awarded by West Georgia after completion of 90 semester credit hours and a transfer of 30 semester credit hours of chemical engineering courses from an engineering school. The third category of degree tracks offer students the opportunity to develop a broad background in preparing for a variety of careers in the area of business, law, secondary education, or for entering professional school in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science, and pharmacy. All of the chemistry B.S. Chemistry degree tracks offer courses in the basic areas of analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry and are supplemented by chemistry electives. Modern scientific instrumentation is available and incorporated into all courses of the curriculum.
B.S. with Major in Chemistry (ACS Certified) Options A and B
The B.S. with a Major in Chemistry degrees, Option A (Concentration in Applied Chemistry) and Option B (Concentration in Biochemistry) are approved by the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society (ACS). This formal recognition means that the department has the faculty, curriculum and the instrumentation necessary to provide a quality education for undergraduate students. Graduates of this approved program are certified by the American Chemical Society for both options A and B.