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Find Your Element.

Searching for a career in the sciences tailored to your interests? UWG's B.S. in Chemistry – Professional Preparation is the solution.

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  • A broad foundation in chemistry with many flexible electives
  • 120 credit hours
  • Experiential learning with modern instrumentation
  • Faculty mentorship for developing your own research projects
  • Paid internships and on-campus jobs

FLEXIBLE curriculum + experiential learning = REWARDING CAREERS IN A VARIETY OF FIELDS

Find your element by building a strong foundation in chemistry that you can pair with a minor or second major in biology, business, computing, education, art, economics, geology, physics, political science, English, mass communications, and many more. Combine your varied interests to pursue rewarding and lucrative careers in:

  • Medical, Pharmacy, Veterinary, and Dental Practice
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Public Health and Policy
  • Environmental Protection and Law
  • Product Quality and Safety Testing
  • Secondary Education
  • Art Conservation and Technical Art
  • Science Communication

Broad Opportunties

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Broad Opportunities

Chemistry is the central science that touches nearly every aspect of our lives. Our graduates go to work as:

  • Doctors, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Dentists, Optometrists, Physician's Assistants
  • Chemical and Pharmaceutical Salespersons
  • High School and Middle School Teachers
  • Medical Technicians
  • Quality Assurance Technicians
  • Toxicologists
  • Food Scientists and Nutritionists
  • Public Health Experts

A Track for Success

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A Track for Success

  • Explore the field and gain expertise under the mentorship of caring faculty
  • Experiment in labs with cutting-edge technology
  • Experience an environment that fosters collaboration, independence, problem solving, and critical thinking
  • Exit the program with real-world experience and skills through internships, on-campus jobs, and research projects

Join Experienced Leaders and Future Professionals

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Join Experienced Leaders and Future Professionals

  • Build one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors
  • Find a community of peers through clubs and organizations
  • Gain leadership experience as a peer tutor, teaching assistant, or volunteer
  • Network with employers and alumni

Alumni Spotlight

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Alumni Spotlight: Lauren Wandell

As a student in Chemistry, Lauren Wandell '22 was a picture of determination and hard work leading to her dream career of becoming a pharmacist. While in school, she had the opportunity to become a pharmacy technician, landed a job at Walgreens, and was promoted to Pharmacy Operations Manager by the age of 21. Lauren graduated in four years, all paid off, and she is now pursuing a degree at UGA Pharmacy School.

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