Clayton State University’s newest undergraduate major, the B.S. in Chemistry, is now available to current and incoming Clayton State students.
Approved by the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia in April 2010, the chemistry major is housed in the University’s Department of Natural Sciences in the College of Arts & Sciences. As noted by Dr. Caroline Clower, associate professor of Chemistry and associate chair of the Department of Natural Sciences, the B.S. in Chemistry is currently available for students – both incoming and existing students can declare the chemistry major.
According to Clower, chemistry majors at Clayton State will take lecture and laboratory courses representing the various disciplines within the physical science, including: General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Instrumental Analysis, internship or research, and chemistry electives chosen by the student
“The chemistry major is designed to meet the admissions standards and requirements of graduate and professional school programs such as graduate programs in Chemistry, Forensic Science, Environmental Science and other related fields; as well as Medicine and Dentistry, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician’s Assistant, and Veterinary Medicine,” says Clower. “We have an outstanding chemistry faculty, including past a past Smith Award winner and the current Arts & Sciences Teacher of the Year.
“In addition, many of our chemistry faculty are involved in undergraduate research, which can count for credit towards the major.”
The Clayton State chemistry webpage (http://www.a-s.clayton.edu/Chemistry/) is in the process of being updated to include all the major information on the new major, including the curriculum.
For more information, contact Clower at (678) 466-4777, or CarolineClower@clayton.edu, or stop by the department office, room A28 in the Clayton State Faculty Hall.