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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to work as independent researchers in the laboratories of department faculty members.  It is an outstanding opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience with the design and execution of chemistry research.

Course Credit

Students who wish to participate do so by enrolling in any of several courses that have been created specifically for this purpose:

Get Started! 

First: Choose your research and a sponsor.

  • Select an area of study.  The Research Divisions of our Department are described here
  • Read about the work being performed by faculty members in the area you selected.
  • Contact the faculty member you have chosen.  Provide some basic information about yourself, explain your interest in the research being performed, and ask any questions that you have.
  • The faculty member will contact you and discuss the possibility of joining his/her research team.  You may be invited for an interview, or to take a tour of the lab facilities.

Second: Sign up! 



Note: This program is offered during the Fall and Spring semester only, to UGA students.  However, a special Summer Undergraduate Research Opportunity (SURO) program has been created specifically for non-UGA students.

Center for Undergraduate Opportunities (CURO)

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


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Got More Questions?

Undergraduate inquiries: 

Registration and credit

AP Credit, Section Changes, Overrides,

Graduate inquiries:

Contact Us!

Assistant to the Department Head: Donna Spotts, 706-542-1919 

Main office phone: 706-542-1919 

Fax: 706-542-9454

Head of the Department: Prof. I. Jonathan Amster