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The Department of Chemistry offers a well-balanced program for the education of its students. The Department is committed to providing quality teaching and research experiences emphasizing critical and independent thought. There is more to a chemistry degree than just becoming a chemist. Many different employment opportunities exist. The majority of these chemists are employed in manufacturing firms, mostly in the chemical manufacturing industry, which includes the production of plastics and synthetic materials, drugs, soaps and cleansers, paints, industrial organic chemicals, and other miscellaneous chemical products. Listed below is a brief sampling of other occupational titles and employment settings which relate to a major in Chemistry.

General Information
College of Science and Mathematics
GPA Requirement 2.0
Department Website The Department of Chemistry
Degree(s) Offered

(All of the degrees and concentrations are certified by the American Chemical Society)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry (B.S.CHEM.)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry (B.S.CHEM., Concentration inBiochemistry)

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Chemistry (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with Major in Chemistry, Concentration in Biochemistry (B.A., Concentration inBiochemistry)

Possible Employment Settings
  • Petroleum companies
  • Government agencies
  • Hospitals
  • Agriculture Department
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Cosmetic companies


  • Educational institutions
  • Department of Defense
  • Health and Human Services
  • Food product companies
  • Medical clinics
  • Research and testing services
  • Non-profit organizations
Occupational Opportunities
  • Agricultural & Food Scientist
  • Analytical Chemist
  • Assayer
  • Biochemist**
  • Brewer Lab Assistant
  • Chemical Engineer**
  • Chemical Mixer
  • Chemical Oceanographer**
  • Chemical Technician
  • Chemistry Technologist
  • Clinical Chemist
  • Color Development Chemist
  • Compliance Officers/Inspectors
  • Crime Lab Analyst
  • Dentist **
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Pharmacologist**
  • Physical Chemist
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Radiochemist
  • Science Information Specialist

*May require additional education or certification.

  • Enzymes Chemist
  • Food Chemist
  • Forensic Chemist
  • Geochemist**
  • Hazardous Waste Manager
  • Inorganic Chemist
  • Industrial Manager
  • Medical Doctor**
  • Medical Technologist
  • Metallurgist**
  • Natural Science Managers
  • Nuclear Medical Technologist*
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational Safety Specialist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Perfumer
  • Soil Scientist
  • Teacher/Professor**
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Technical Writer
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinary Scientist**


Professional and Student Organizations
Professional Organizations Student Organizations (MyOrgs)
American Association for Clinical Chemistry Southern Chemical Society (Georgia Southern Student Affiliate of ACS)
American Association of Textile Chemists & Colorists National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers(NOBCChE )
American Chemical Society
American Oil Chemists Society
American Pharmaceutical Association
Association of Analytical Chemists
Institute for Chemical Education
Consulting Chemists & Chemical Engineers
Salary Information
Internet Resources

Last updated: 8/2/2019