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Undergraduate Research -- Fall / Spring

Undergraduate Research - Fall / Spring

Undergraduate students at the University of Georgia can gain experience as independent researchers working in the laboratories of Chemistry Department faculty members during the fall and spring semesters.

The Fall/Spring program is not available to students outside of UGA.  However, a special Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity (SURO) program has been created specifically for non-UGA students.


  • Many of these courses have prerequisites.  Please make sure you have met them before applying.



  • Undergraduate Research requires several levels of approval.  Submit your application early in the registration process. 
  • Applications that are received after the semester has started may not be approved in time. Do NOT wait until the semester has started to submit your request!


Research Courses and Course Credit

The following courses are available under this program. Click on any of them to get additional detail.


Getting Started in the Research Program

Participation in the program requires that you select and meet with the professor who will be your supervisor, then prepare a simple online application. Please follow these steps:

  • Select an area of study.  Read about the Research Divisions of our Department.
  • Evaluate individual research programs. Read about the work being performed by individual faculty members in the area(s) you selected in the prior step and choose one or more professors to approach.
  • Send an introductory email to the faculty member(s) you have chosen.  Provide some basic information about yourself, explain your interest in the research being performed, and ask any questions that you have.
  • Talk with the faculty member.  The professor will contact you and discuss the possibility of joining his/her research team.  You will probably be invited for an interview, or to take a tour of the lab facilities.
  • Submit the application. Once you have come to agreement with the faculty member, prepare and submit the application by clicking here


Center for Undergraduate Opportunities (CURO)

Students can also participate in the Center for Undergraduate Research Opportunities. Interested students should come up with a short research proposal and fill out the application with their advisor.


Current Students


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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