The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry is committed to providing exceptional academic and career advisement to its undergraduate majors. On an individual basis, students meet with advisors throughout the year and at least once a term to discuss issues such as course selection, graduation requirements, undergraduate research, internship, and career opportunities. Undergraduate advisors include Dr. Kimberly Schurmeier (advisement coordinator), Dr. Michael Evans, Dr. Christy O'Mahony, Dr. Mary Peek, Dr. Pamela Pollet, Dr. Carrie Shepler, Dr. Amanda Stephens, and Dr. Hui Zhu. Advisors may be contacted via email or GradesFirst. Undergraduates may also contact Dr. Kimberly Schurmeier to determine their advisor. Additional information on academic advisement at Georgia Tech is available at http://www.advising.gatech.edu/.
Tutorial/Academic Support Services
A number of FREE tutoring and academic support resources (e.g., stress management workshops, study skill training) are available for students on the Georgia Tech campus.
Progress grades are assigned for all 1000- and 2000-level courses at Georgia Tech. Assigned at approximately the fourth week of the term, these grades provide students with an understanding of their current performance in their coursework. A grade of satisfactory (i.e., coursework performance at the C level or better) or unsatisfactory (coursework performance of D or F) is provided by the instructor. These grades are not a part of the student's permanent transcript but should prompt the student to take immediate action to address issues related to poor performance.
A progress advisement meeting is also required for the following chemistry and biochemistry students with unsatisfactory progress grades in any 1000- or 2000-level courses:
* Any freshman with an unsatisfactory progress grade
* Any undergraduate, not in good standing, with one or more unsatisfactory progress grades
* Any undergraduate with two or more unsatisfactory progress grades
Degree candidates must complete an online application for graduation. The Institute window opening date for filing an online application and deadline can be found in the official calendars. The window for filing a re-application can also be found in the official calendars.
All graduates are required to perform an exit interview one week prior to graduation. Please schedule an exit interview with Dr. Kimberly Schurmeier. In addition, degree candidates should complete the online Post Graduation Contact Form.
BS Degree Course Completion Checklists
GT Catalog: BS Biochemistry traditional degree requirements, click here
GT Catalog: BS Chemistry traditional degree requirements, click here
Please note: all tracks require at least 39 hours of upper division 3000/4000 coursework required for the degree.