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Why East Georgia?

East Georgia State College is dedicated to serving students who are just like you – people who want and deserve a great start toward a future with promise. Whether you are a new high school graduate, a transfer student, or a returning learner ready for a new career, you will find a safe, convenient campus, ample parking, and classes that are accessible in the day or evening. East Georgia State College is an affordable way to begin your studies, with reasonable tuition and fee prices and generous financial aid available. Best of all, classes are small, so you will get to know the faculty – whose professional credentials and commitment to students are equally impressive – and they will know you.

Where Will You Go From Here?

Most students who study chemistry transfer to complete their four- year degrees and then master’s or professional degrees, and work as teachers, nurses, pharmacists, physician’s assistants, physicians, researchers, engineers, radiologists, nutritionists, or in industry or government agencies such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Food and Drug Administration. EGSC Chemistry students has transferred to complete their degrees at:

  • Armstrong State University
  • Georgia College and State University
  • Augusta University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Georgia Southern University
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • University of Georgia

The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that there is great need for trained professionals in health care, forensics, and the sciences – particularly in teaching the sciences – and that the demand will remain until at least 2014.


Chemistry is a very central science. For this reason, chemistry is an excellent choice to include as a double major with another subject. Students majoring in biology, nursing or engineering often choose chemistry as another major. Education majors who would like to teach science find chemistry to be an excellent double major. Those interested in criminal justice may also take chemistry as a double major due to its importance in forensics. Business majors with an interest in science have taken chemistry as another major with the plan of working for a chemical company in the future. Students pursuing a pre-professional program, such as pre-pharmacy, pre-dentistry or pre-medical, would also benefit greatly from chemistry as a double major.

Dr. Paul Cerpovicz

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Program Curriculum

Core Areas A, B, C, D and E
Required: 42 Hours

Please see College Catalog for required curriculum

Area F
Required Hours: 12
CHEM 2411 Organic Chemistry I 4
CHEM 2412 Organic Chemistry II 4
MATH 2012 Calculus II 4
Guided Elective Hours
(Choose courses equal to a minimum of 5)
BIOL 1107 Principles of Biology I 4
BIOL 1108 Principles of Biology II 4
MATH 1301 Introduction to Computer Programming 3
MATH 1302 Intermediate Programming 3
PHYS 2211 Physics I: Classical Mechanics 4
PHYS 2212 Physics II: Electricity and Magnetism, Optics 4
PROB 1101 Problem Solving I 1
PROB 1102 Problem Solving II 1
SCIE 1101 Science in Society 1
Carryover from Area D* 1

*NOTE: To carryover an hour from Area D, students should take MATH 1113, Pre-Calculus, in Area A as a prerequisite to MATH 1540, Calculus I, for the math requirement in Area D. A strong high school background in mathematics and sufficient aptitude are necessary to follow this path. Otherwise, the student should be encouraged to take MATH 1001, MATH 1101 or MATH 1111, in Area A, plus MATH 1113 and then MATH 1540 in Area D which results in additional hours.

Program Total: 60 Hours

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