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The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.S. degree programs in both chemistry and biochemistry. Currently, we have ~400 undergraduates students enrolled in our degree programs and expect to graduate ~100 students with B.S. degrees in each academic year. Our students pursue a wide variety of career paths in diverse fields such as forensics, nanoscience, biotechnology, or pharmaceuticals in industry or governmental organizations. Additionally, graduates may go on to further study in graduate or professional schools. We offer many research opportunities and a research thesis option for our B.S. students to help them develop their research and professional skills and prepare them for graduate education. Both our B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry degree programs include options for students who are interested in attending medical, dental, or pharmacy school. Other options associated with our B.S. degree programs provide students with opportunities to help them prepare for careers that require knowledge of business or polymers and materials science. There are also pathways to gain experience in an international environment.

In addition to serving our own majors, the school plays an important role in the education of many other students on the Georgia Tech campus. Our first-year chemistry courses have a total enrollment of over ~2,500 in the current academic year and many upper level lecture and laboratory classes, such as our organic chemistry sequence, are highly sought after by students following a pre-health track or majors such as chemical engineering that require a comprehensive chemical education.

In addition to its technology-focused curriculum and state-of-the-art laboratories, Georgia Tech’s B.S. Chemistry and B.S. Biochemistry programs offer several key advantages:

  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects with world-class faculty and facilities, so you can round out your education by practicing what you have learned.
  • Flexible degree options: We offer traditional, pre-health, business, and specialized degree programs to fit your specific interests and career goals.
  • Atlanta location: Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most tech-savvy cities in the U.S. and home to some of the world’s most prestigious company headquarters.

As a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, you will acquire a basic competence and knowledge in the physical and biological sciences. You will also develop a strong understanding of chemical principles, and learn to apply them to real-world problems.