Undergraduate Programs

Interested in a Chemistry or Biochemistry Major?

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Current Students with questions can contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Prof. Diana Glick.

Prospective Students interested in applying to Georgetown as a Chemistry or Biochemistry
major can contact the Admissions Office.

Undergraduate majors in the department can pursue either a B.S. in Chemistry or 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 many opportunities to participate in undergraduate research. Undergraduates are encouraged to get involved in research as early as possible by enrolling in credit-bearing research courses, the GU Research Opportunities Program (GUROP) or even on a volunteer basis. Students who wish to make a serious multi-term commitment to undergraduate research are encouraged to pursue the Honors program which culminates in a senior presentation and a written thesis.

The Chemistry major is fully accredited by the American Chemical Society (ACS). Students who complete the major 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 Medical School admissions requirements. The B.S. Biochemistry degree provides rigorous training suitable for graduate study in Biochemistry or related scientific fields and meets all the Medical School admissions requirements. It is particularly well suited for students aspiring to MD-Ph.D. programs.