Bachelor of Science in Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers ACS accredited degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry, in addition to concentrations in forensic chemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry. The B.S. in Biochemistry degree is designed to prepare you for graduate school in biochemistry or a variety of professional schools, including medical, veterinary, and dental.

We have bright and energetic faculty members and dedicated, helpful and professional staff members who are all available to assist you as you grow and mature as future scientists. Our faculty members have research interests that span all of the typical sub-disciplines of chemistry: analytical, bio-, environmental, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry. When you join this program, we actively pursue internships and external undergraduate research opportunities that best fit your personal and professional goals. 

Concentrations

  • ACS Certified Chemistry 
  • Integrative Chemistry 
  • Forensic Chemistry 
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry 

Student Chapters

We have active, engaging chapters within the Student Affiliates of the American Chemical Society (SAACS), the National Organization of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE), the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), and the Phi Lambda Upsilon (PLU) chemistry and biochemistry honors society. The collaboration and relationships built in these chapters help make pursuing your degree exciting and beneficial. 

Undergraduate Research

Undergraduate research is required in several degree tracks within the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Research projects are designed to train you in the techniques necessary to be competitive in the job market and graduate or professional schools. These projects can lead to publications and presentations which are highly valued by employers, graduate schools, and professional schools. 

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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

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Degree Pathway

Stay on path for graduation by using the degree pathway that maps out your courses by semester and by year.

Chemistry Degree Pathway
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Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Program Flexibility – The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree includes several curriculum tracks, which focus on sub-specialty areas like forensics or pharmaceuticals. A professional track that prepares you for the graduate-level study is also available. An assigned academic adviser will help guide you in the available course options of any selected track.
  • An ACS-Certified Degree – The B.S. in Chemistry degree  includes the coursework, research and laboratory experience to meet the industry guidelines set by the American Chemical Society (ACS). These stringent standards are maintained in order to ensure that you are prepared to enter a career in Chemistry with the necessary qualifications and skills to succeed in the industry.
  • Research-based Initiatives – The program relies upon research-based initiatives, on-campus and externally, to prepare you to enter the workforce. As an undergraduate student, you will have many opportunities to hone your research and presentation skills by participating in research projects and competitive scholarship-awarding events like the Birla Carbon Scholars Program.

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry Degree?

  • Chemical Technician
  • Toxicologist
  • Chemistry Teacher
  • Water Chemist
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Materials Scientist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Pharmacologist
  • Science Writer
  • Agriculture/Food Chemist

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Double Owl

Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Kennesaw State University
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
370 Paulding Avenue NW, MD#1203
Science Building, Building #370
4th Floor, Room #409
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6159

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