Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS) and offers a major and minor in Chemistry and a major in Chemistry Education. North Georgia chemistry graduates earn an ACS certified degree in chemistry that is recognized around the world as a "rigorous chemistry education that gives students the intellectual, experimental, and communication skills to be effective scientific professionals." The major in chemistry is ideal for those that want to pursue a graduate degree in Chemistry, Education or other related field, or those that want to apply to professional schools such as pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, optometry, and others, or those that want to enter industry or government with a bachelor's degree. Chemistry majors take the required general chemistry and fundamental courses in inorganic, organic, physical, analytical and biochemistry and then enroll in upper-level, advanced and research courses to design a degree to fit their goals. The department's Secondary Education-Chemistry degree option leads to teacher certification.
In addition, the department offers a Dual Degree program for students pursing an engineering degree. The Dual Degree program allows students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry degree from North Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in an engineering field from an area engineering school.
The department has eight full-time faculty and is well equipped in chemical instrumentation.