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CHEM 1211K:Marquesha Jackson380 Petit Science Center404-413-5500
Undergraduate:Marquesha Jackson380 Petit Science
Graduate:Rita Bennett383 Petit Science

Freshman Chemistry Registration

Chem 1211K is the prerequisite for all Chemistry and Biology courses at Georgia State University.  To register for Chem 1211K you must take the Chem 1211 Preregistration Test, or have earned a score of 2 or higher an the  AP Chemistry exam, or have passed a similar college-level course at another institution.

  • Please read the Chem 1211 Preregistration Test FAQ
  • Chem 1211 Preregistration Test Sign Up

Undergraduate Advisement

As soon as you decide that you will be a chemistry major your should come to see a departmental advisor. Freshman and sophomores (under 60 hours) should see Dr. Davon Kennedy (; 404-413-5530), the department undergraduate coordinator, (; 404-413-5500), Dr. Joan Comar (, 404-413-6544) or Dr. Jeremiah Harden (, 404-413-5594). This advisement is in addition to any advisement by the honors program or academic advisement.

Students over 60 hours must see Dr. Joan Comar (, 404-413-6544) or Dr. Jeremiah Harden (, 404-413-5594) to plan the junior and senior year coursework. Many courses at the 3000/4000 levels have limited offerings so students who do not get advisement at 60 hours are much more likely to delay their graduation by a semester or more. Please sign up the appointment sheet for the current week outside their office doors. Availability of appointments does vary from semester to semester.

Pre-medical or pre-dental student should also speak with Dr. Keith Pascoe (; 404-413-5536), the pre-medical and pre-dental advisor.

If you plan to apply to the Georgia State University graduate chemistry program see the Graduate Coordinator, Will Lovett, for requirements ( 404-413-5525).  If you are planning to apply to a graduate program elsewhere, you will be working with your research advisor.


Undergraduate Coordinator

Ms. Marquesha Jackson is happy to address any concerns you may have regarding our undergraduate programs.

Marquesha Jackson Undergraduate Coordinator Marquesha Jackson
Phone:  404-413-5500
Fax:  404-413-5505
Office:  380 Petit Science Center

Graduate Coordinator

Ms. Rita Bennett is our representative for all questions and concerns about our graduate Masters and Doctorate programs.

Rita Bennett Graduate CoordinatorRita Bennett
Phone: 404-413-5497
Fax: 404-413-5505
Office: 383 Petit Science Center