Dr. Will Lynch
Department Head
Phone: 912.344.3219
Fax: 912.344.3433
Department of Chemistry and Physics

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.

Career Opportunities

What can you do with a degree in chemistry? The best way to answer that question is to see what students who have gotten this degree are doing. We examined the record of chemistry graduates from Armstrong State University and it revealed that the chemistry degree offers many career and professional opportunities. Our students have gone into fields including the following:
  • medicine
  • pharmacy
  • dentistry
  • veterinary medicine
  • podiatric medicine
  • biochemistry
  • chemical engineering
  • industrial research
  • medical research
  • quality control
  • crime laboratories
  • environmental controls
  • sales
  • teaching
  • business
  • law


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.

Program Features

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.