Undergraduate Programs


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Current Georgetown Students

Current Georgetown students interested in majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry? Send questions to the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Diana Glick.

Prospective Students

If you are a prospective student interested in applying to Georgetown as a Chemistry or Biochemistry major, contact the Admissions Office.

The Chemistry department offers two separate undergraduate majors – a B.S. in Chemistry and a B.S. in Biochemistry. The department also offers a minor in Chemistry.

In addition to coursework in each of the fundamental areas of Chemistry/Biochemistry, our majors have abundant opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in research as early as possible via enrolling in research courses, the GU Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) or even on a volunteer basis. For those students who wish to make a more serious multi-term commitment to undergraduate research, our Honors program culminates in a senior thesis.

The Chemistry major is fully accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students who pursue a B.S. Chemistry degree are well-prepared for graduate study in Chemistry or related scientific fields.  With the addition of Introductory Biology, the Chemistry curriculum meets all of the necessary prerequisites for Medical School admissions.  The B.S. Biochemistry degree provides rigorous training suitable for graduate study in Biochemistry or basic medical sciences and meets all the Medical School admissions requirements.  It is particularly well suited for students aspiring to MD-PhD programs.  Recent graduates have also been successful at securing positions in industry, teaching or other science-related fields upon graduation, or have gone on to law or business schools.