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Welcome to UNG Chemistry & Biochemistry!

Come explore the world of chemistry with us. You will find we offer a range of degrees that match current practices and emerging trends in the field of chemistry. We offer Bachelor of Science degrees on the Dahlonega and Gainesville campuses with majors in:

All options of the B.S. Chemistry degree are approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).  The degree in Secondary Education with a concentration in Chemistry is designed as a collaboration with the outstanding Middle Grades, Secondary & Science Education Department to train undergraduate chemistry students to become highly qualified educators in science education, fulfilling a current need for science teachers in the secondary schools. Finally, the department offers a Chemical Engineering Dual Degree (B.S.) within the University System of Georgia to develop more chemical engineers. This degree highlights the physical chemistry aspects of chemical engineering and aligns with the emerging trend of developing additional skilled scientist for technical and engineering jobs within Georgia and the Southeast. 

The department faculty have expertise in organic, inorganic, computational, biochemistry, analytical, physical and materials chemistry.  We provide high quality courses for the chemistry major and service courses to biology, nursing, physics majors and general education. One measure of quality instruction is a >90% high pass rate on the Diagnostic of Undergraduate Chemistry Knowledge (DUCK) exam of the American Chemical Society which is taken by seniors near the end of their program. A second measure is the high department average for the student opinion of instruction scores. Also, chemistry faculty actively participate shared governance of the university. Many faculty hold leadership positions within the university. As a chemistry major, you will have the opportunity to be involved in research projects. In fact, the number of students involved in chemistry research projects was 15, 38 and 59 for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 academic years, respectively. This represents an increase of 293% over just three years. This increase was possible in part to an increase in external funding of research projects.

Please explore our new Chemistry Department website. We invite you to visit the department to learn more about our faculty, chemistry education and research programs.


Lori J. Wilson, Ph.D.
Department Head

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