The Department of Chemistry at Georgia State University is a growing program offering B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. We have a very dynamic faculty conducting cutting edge research at the interface of chemistry and biology.

Many of our faculty are highly regarded leading experts in their own field; and serve on panels and study sections at agencies such as the NIH and NSF, on the editorial board of various journals, and as officers in various professional societies such as the American Chemical Society. The Department has two Regents’ Professors, Drs. David Boykin and W. David Wilson, one Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, Dr. Binghe Wang, and five Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Cancer Scientists, Drs. Irene Weber, Markus Germann, Binghe Wang, Zhen Huang, and Donald Hamelberg. Our high-quality faculty is devoted to teaching and working with both undergraduate and graduate students.

Currently more than 450 undergraduate Chemistry majors are enrolled. More than 120 graduate students are enrolled as of Spring 2013 with nearly 80 pursuing the doctoral degree. A number of undergraduate and M.S. graduate students work full-time while going to school. To accommodate these working students, the Department offers all its courses on an evening basis at least one time per year. Teaching and research assistantships are available to qualified graduate students. A limited number of fellowships including the Ambrose Pendergrast Fellowship, the David Withers Boykin Graduate Fellowship in Medicinal Chemistry and the Solvay Fellowship are awarded by the Department to outstanding Ph.D. students. In addition, approximately 10 graduate assistantships at $22,000 are offered in MBD (molecular basis of disease) and BB (brains and behavior) areas. The Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are offered in chemistry in the following core areas:


Analytical Chemistry 

Biological/ Biochemistry 

Biophysical/Computational Chemistry

Chemical Education 

Organic/Medicinal Chemistry 


The Department of Chemistry has active research programs in each of these five areas and a bioinformatics option is available in each. Our students have the opportunity to conduct cutting edge research at the interface of chemistry and biology under the guidance of our dynamic faculty.

Visit our Undergraduate and Graduate program pages to learn more about our degree, application, admissions requirements.