The School of Chemistry and Biochemistry offers B.S. degree programs in both chemistry and biochemistry as well as M.S. and Ph.D. programs in chemistry. Currently, we have ~350 undergraduates and ~240 graduate students enrolled in our degree programs and expect to graduate ~90 students with B.S. degrees in the 2013 academic year. Our students pursue a wide variety of career paths. However, a very large fraction of B.S. graduates go on to further study in graduate or professional schools, and we provide many research opportunities and a research thesis option, for our B.S students to help them develop their professional skills and prepare them for graduate education. Other options associated with our B.S. degree programs provide students with opportunities to help them prepare for careers that require knowledge of business and materials science. There are also pathways to gain experience in an international environment.
In addition to serving our own majors, the school plays an important role in the education of many other students on the Georgia Tech campus. Our freshmen chemistry courses have a total enrollment of over ~2,500 in the current academic year and many upper level lecture and laboratory classes, such as our organic chemistry sequence, are highly sought after by students following a premed track or majors such as chemical engineering that require a quite comprehensive chemical education.