The study of chemistry forms the basis for a career in industry, government, the health professions, education, or any combination of these. It is a challenging but rewarding discipline that prepares the student to continue in a life-long learning experience while working in positions that are interesting and productive.
The department offers two programs in chemistry. The chemistry major at Georgia Southwestern State University is flexible. Through the choice of elective courses and of a minor, the student may prepare for almost any professional goal and find that the logical and analytical skills developed will be strong assets in any chosen career.
The chemistry minor is a valuable addition to any other major program at Georgia Southwestern State University. The minor courses are selected to allow a broad foundation in the Chemistry discipline.
The Mission of the Department of Chemistry is to provide:
- An appreciation for the concepts and applications of Chemistry in everyday life for majors of all disciplines.
- A firm background of Chemistry upon which students in pre-professional programs can link concepts of Biology, Physics, and Mathematics.
- The ability to apply concepts and analyze data in Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Biochemistry for Chemistry majors. The goal is to provide the resources necessary for success upon graduation, independent of the chosen career path.
- An environment in which all students are encouraged to learn, question, and explore individually, and as part of a team, while under the guidance of the faculty.
Department of Chemistry