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Welcome to UGA Chemistry!

The Department at the University of Georgia offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry. Our undergraduates have the option of obtaining an ACS-certified B.S. in Chemistry. We graduate around 40 B.S. Chemists each year. Our graduate degree program is a research-intensive program with an emphasis on coursework required for in-depth training in a particular project. We also emphasize interdisciplinary training to prepare our graduates for multiple career paths. Through our links, you can find out about both our undergraduate and graduate programs, how to apply for admission, the curricula offered, and the research interests of our faculty.  

Important Information Regarding Summer 2020 Courses

All courses being offered by the Chemistry Department during the Summer 2020 session will be conducted online, both lectures and labs. For those courses where the lecture and lab sections are co-requisites, that requirement is still in force. Requests to override co-requisite requirements due to the online format of the courses will not be approved by the Department. As always, students who have special requirements are encouraged to consult with their academic advisor, the Disability Resource Center, or other university offices as appropriate.

General Chemistry (Chem 1211, 1211L, 1212, and 1212L)

  • Lectures will be delivered in an asynchronous format during the summer term.  Lectures will be recorded and students may watch them at their convenience.
  • Labs will be delivered in a synchronous format during the summer term.  Students will attend lab sessions via Zoom at the section time for which they registered as listed on Athena.

Latest News

Kenneth W. Whitten, a professor emeritus in the UGA Department of Chemistry, passed away on April 8, 2020 at the age of 88.  He was a respected member of the faculty for more than 30 years, and was a tireless supporter and benefactor of the department throughout his career
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Christopher Newton will join the faculty as an Assistant Professor of Organic Chemistry, beginning in August 2020. Dr.
Kaitlin Luedecke, an Honors major in the Chemistry Department, has been selected to receive a 2020 National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).

Upcoming Events

Professor Daniel Nocera, Department of Chemistry (Harvard University)

Chemistry Building, Room 400
Professor Peter Chen, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences (ETH Zürich)

Chemistry Building, Room 400

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Contact Us!

Assistant to the Department Head: Kelli Porterfield, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-2626 

Fax: 706-542-9454

Head of the Department: Prof. Gary Douberly