Bachelor of Science with major in Chemistry (ACS Tracks)

The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry degrees (ACS Track - Applied Chemistry, Option A) and (ACS Track - Biochemistry, Option B) 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.

Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry (Non-ACS Tracks)

This degree includes a number of fundamental courses in chemistry and allows for students with interests in additional fields to build a broad based curriculum. Combining this degree with a minor or second major prepares students for a laboratory position and a variety of career opportunities that include: with business - technical sales; with engineering - chemical industry; with biology or geology - environmental studies or industrial hygiene; with political science followed by law school - patent law; with education - middle school or high school teaching.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog. A program map, which provides a guide for students to plan their course of study, is available for download in the Courses tab below.

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  • Overview

    Bachelor of Science with major in Chemistry (ACS Tracks)

    The Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry degrees (ACS Track - Applied Chemistry, Option A) and (ACS Track - Biochemistry, Option B) 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.

    Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry (Non-ACS Tracks)

    This degree includes a number of fundamental courses in chemistry and allows for students with interests in additional fields to build a broad based curriculum. Combining this degree with a minor or second major prepares students for a laboratory position and a variety of career opportunities that include: with business - technical sales; with engineering - chemical industry; with biology or geology - environmental studies or industrial hygiene; with political science followed by law school - patent law; with education - middle school or high school teaching.

    Program Location

    Carrollton Campus

    Method of Delivery

    Face to Face

    Accreditation

    The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

    Graduates of this approved program are certified by the American Chemical Society.

    Credit and transfer

    Total semester hours required: 120

  • Cost

    This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

    Save money

    UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.

    Details

    • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
    • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
    • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
    • Fully or entirely online courses are charged at the general tuition rate plus an eTuition rate BUT with fewer fees and no extra charges to non-Residents.
    • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
    • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
    • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Bursar's Office website

    There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

  • Courses

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    • CHEM-1100 - Introductory Chemistry

      A one semester course covering some basic concepts and applications of chemistry for non-science majors. There is an optional laboratory component.

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    • CHEM-1152K - Survey of Chemistry II

      Second course in a two-semester sequence covering elementary principles of general, organic, and biochemistry for allied health professions and non-science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

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    • CHEM-1211K - Principles of Chemistry I and Lab

      First course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Topics to be covered include composition of matter, stoichiometry, periodic relations, and nomenclature. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material. For more information on this institution's eCore courses, please see http://www.westga.edu/~ecore/ .

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    • CHEM-1212K - Principles of Chemistry II and Lab

      Second course in a two-semester sequence covering the fundamental principles and applications of chemistry for science majors. Laboratory exercises supplement the lecture material.

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    • MATH-1634 - Calculus I

      The first of a three-course sequence in calculus. Limits, applications of derivatives to problems in geometry and the sciences (physical and behavioral). Problems which lead to anti-derivatives.

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    • MATH-2644 - Calculus II

      A continuation of MATH 1634. The definite integral and applications, calculus of transcendental functions, standard techniques of integration, sequences and series.

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    • MATH-3303 - Ordinary Differential Equations

      Modeling with and solutions of ordinary differential equations, including operators, Laplace transforms, and series; systems of ODE's, and numerical approximations.

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  • Admissions

    Guidelines for Admittance

    Each UWG online degree program has specific requirements that you must meet in order to enroll.

    Application Deadlines

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    Admission Process Checklist

    1. Review Admission Requirements for the different programs and guides for specific populations (non-traditional, transfer, transient, home school, joint enrollment students, etc).
    2. Review important deadlines:
      • Fall semester: June 1 (undergrads)
      • Spring semester: November 15 (undergrads)
      • Summer semester: May 15 (undergrads)
        See program specific calendars here
    3. Complete online application
      Undergraduate Admissions Guide

      Undergraduate Application

      Undergraduate International Application

    4. Submit $40 non-refundable application fee
    5. Submit official documents

      Request all official transcripts and test scores be sent directly to UWG from all colleges or universities attended. If a transcript is mailed to you, it cannot be treated as official if it has been opened. Save time by requesting transcripts be sent electronically.

      Undergraduate & Graduate Applicants should send all official transcripts to:
      Office of Undergraduate Admissions, Murphy Building
      University of West Georgia
      1601 Maple Street
      Carrollton, GA 30118-4160
    6. Submit a Certificate of Immunization, if required. If you will not ever be traveling to a UWG campus or site, you may apply for an Immunization Exemption. Contact the Immunization Clerk with your request.
    7. Check the status of your application

    Contact

    chemistry@westga.edu

    (678) 839-6550

  • Dates

    Specific dates for Admissions (Undergraduate only), Financial Aid, Fee Payments, Registration, Start/End of term, Final Exams, etc. are available in THE SCOOP.

  • Objectives

    Upon competion of the following degree tracks the studeint will have acquired:

    • competence in the basic content of organic, inorganic, physical, analytical chemistry, and biochemistry;
    • the ability to carry out experimental protocols and analyze and interpret data;
    • the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written presentations;
    • proficiency in the use of appropriate computer applications and information technology as applied to chemistry;
    • adequate preparation to compete successfully in a science-related career or entering professional school;
    • an understanding of the impact of chemistry in a global/societal context.