BA in Chemistry

GW undergraduate chemistry students in a lab


Students choose between two options for the Bachelor of Arts degree, each designed to cover the basic divisions of chemistry.

Both options include a combination of core chemistry courses and electives from areas like physics, calculus and quantitative analysis.

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BA Degree Options


Option 1

Option 1 suits students considering careers in fields such as medicine, dentistry, law and business, with coursework balanced between chemistry and a wide selection of electives.


Option 1 Course Requirements


"At GW, I had access to a variety of scholarships and fellowships, I presented my work internally and at major conferences and I worked in two different national laboratories."

Jessica Stolee

BS ’07
PhD ’12

Ready to Declare?

Print or retrieve a Declaration of Major/Minor Form (PDF) from the Columbian College Undergraduate Academic Advising Office and complete it with your Chemistry Department advisor. Turn in the completed form to the office. For more information, visit the Declaring a Major page.