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Full-time students can complete the program in four years.

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Atlanta Campus

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Students may enter the program in the fall, spring or summer.


Chemistry, B.S.

Joan Mutanyatta-Comar
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Jeremiah Harden
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Chemistry deals with the nature of all substances and the changes that occur within them. Chemistry ranges from the study of the structure of atoms and molecules to that of the reactions occurring in living organisms.

The study of chemistry can provide knowledge that will give students a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live. Knowledge of chemistry is a great asset in areas such as biology, physics and health-related fields. It is a logical foundation for premedical training, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy and other allied health professions.

Students can choose from the following concentrations:

Students interested in pre-med should follow the Biochemistry concentration.

Georgia State's Chemistry Department offers undergraduate students the opportunity to gain practical experience with laboratory equipment such as rotary evaporators, IR spectrometers, NMR spectrometers, auto titrators and gas chromatography systems to name a few.

The Department of Chemistry is accredited by the American Chemical Society.

Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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Chemistry majors need to take CHEM 1211K during their first term at Georgia State to be on schedule to graduate in four years.

For more details, see the course catalog.

Advanced chemistry undergraduate majors are eligible for undergraduate research fellowship funds awarded to individual faculty members.

In addition to scholarships, grants and loans available through the Office of Student Financial Services, the Department of Chemistry offers employment to students as stockroom attendants and as laboratory teaching or preparations assistants.

Bachelor’s degree students in Chemistry will develop a greater understanding and appreciation of the world in which they live by learning about the structure of atoms and molecules, as well as the reactions that occur in living organisms. Graduates will gain an understanding of how chemistry relates to other scientific fields and will be well-prepared for the workforce or to go on to advanced study in medical school or other graduate programs in the sciences.



The chemicals industry is one of the United States’ largest manufacturing sectors. A degree in chemistry provides various career opportunities, including in pharmaceuticals, fashion and textile design, medicine, teaching, agriculture, consumer products and petroleum and at agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration.


Department of Chemistry
Petit Science Center
100 Piedmont Ave.
Room 380
Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Undergraduate Co-Directors

Jeremiah Harden
Senior Lecturer
Room PSC 315
[email protected]


Joan Mutanyatta-Comar
Principal Senior Lecturer
Room PSC 381
[email protected]

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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