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Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Chemistry
Bachelor of Science with American Chemical Society Certification
The bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry is a versatile undergraduate degree that prepares the student with a broad, intellectually challenging, academic experience. The curriculum provides a solid academic foundation with an emphasis on the skills necessary for problem solving. Students may elect to complete requirements to enter professional schools, such as medicine or dentistry, concurrently with earning the chemistry degree. The opportunity for learning is promoted by the small, friendly university environment in which students are able to seek and receive individual help outside of class.
- veterinary medicine
- podiatric medicine
- chemical engineering
- industrial research
- medical research
- quality control
- crime laboratories
- environmental controls
Approximately two-thirds of Armstrong's chemistry majors have chosen to enter the workplace in a variety of industries, not only in Savannah, but all over the southeast. Employment opportunities for chemistry majors at both the bachelors and graduate level have been excellent. Some of the employers of Armstrong chemistry graduates are EM Industries, GBI Crime Lab, Tronox, Test America, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, International Paper and U.S. Customs.
The other one-third of graduating majors have attended professional and graduate schools all over the United States. Schools attended by recent chemistry graduates are Medical College of Georgia, University of Georgia, Georgia Institute of Technology, Emory University, North Carolina State University, Institute of Paper Chemistry, University of South Carolina, Clemson University, Johns Hopkins, Auburn University, Wake Forest University, and University of Colorado.
Students have many opportunities for internships due to the location of our University. The Department is housed in the new Science Center, a state-of-the-art science facility. A very active nationally recognized American Chemical Society Student Affiliate Chapter provides the opportunity for students to form friendships and be involved in extracurricular activities. Armstrong is a medium size university where academics take the top priority. Small classes taught by competent, dedicated professors provide an excellent academic environment.
Course of Study
All B.S. chemistry majors must complete at least 46 semester hours of credit in chemistry and at least 41 credit hours for a B.A. In addition to completing the core curriculum requirements in humanities, laboratory science/mathematics and social science, majors take a physics lab sequence and calculus to complete the 120-hour degree requirement. The A.C.S. certified degree requires additional courses in math and chemistry, including undergraduate research. The chemistry degree program has room for a number of electives, which allows students to pursue study in areas of special interest.