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Advising & Degree Programs

The Department of Chemistry offers a wide variety of degree programs.    Use the links below to explore the options which are available.  Students interested in a chemistry major should speak with a chemistry advisor as early as possible.  Be sure to pick up the appropriate advising folder for your respective program in the department office.   Any faculty member within the department may assist you in your plans and there will be a sign up sheet each semester for advising and scheduling of courses.  Follow the links in each program and consult the Undergraduate Catalogue for more specific information regarding requirements.

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (ACS certified)

 

Graduates of this program are certified by the American Chemical Society.  It is more chemistry intensive than our B.A. program, including advanced laboratories as well as several upper level courses.

 

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (ACS certified)

 

Similar to the B.S. in Chemistry, but includes classes in the area of Biochemistry.

 

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry & Chemical Engineering

 

In collaboration with Georgia Tech, students completing this program will have obtained a BS degree in Chemistry from West Georgia and a Chemical Engineering degree from an engineering school.

 

Bachelor of Arts, Pre-Professional Option

 

This program is specifically designed for the student who plans to attend medical, dental, veterinary, physician's assistant, or other professional programs.

 

Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry

 

In this degree the liberal arts are emphasized, but with a specialization in chemistry.  This is a broad based curriculum with a fundamental chemistry core which combined with a minor or second major prepares students for a variety of career opportunities which may require a secondary emphasis in other areas (i.e. computer science, English, business, law, geology, biology).

 

Bachelor of Arts, Secondary Education Certification

 

This degree program, designed in conjunction with the College of Education, prepares students who desire to receive secondary school teachers' certification in chemistry.

 

Pre-Pharmacy Option

 

This program is specifically designed for the student who plans to seek admittance to pharmacy school.

 

Minor in Chemistry

 

This degree program, designed in conjunction with the College of Education, prepares students who desire to receive secondary school teachers' certification in chemistry.

 

 


Additional Programs Supported by the Department


Honors Program

 

This program offers a distinctive curriculum featuring small Honors sections of regular curriculum and interdisciplinary courses, seminars, research, and the presentation of that research.  This link will take you to the Honor's College home page. 

 

Young Scholars Institute (YSI)

 

This summer program is targeted to select eighth and ninth graders who will have an opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines, including chemistry, during a two week summer session sponsored by the Advanced Academy.