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BS Chemistry - Biochemistry Option

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

30004 USD
9812 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Scheller College of Business
Scores accepted
SAT (avg)1449
ACT (avg)31

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About this course

  • School of Chemistry and Biochemistry has a vibrant program of study leading to a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
  • The flexibility of the curriculum allows students to study fundamental areas of chemistry while tailoring their degree with technical and free electives to produce a well-rounded experience in preparation for a variety of career opportunities.
  • You may pursue tailored tracks towards the BS in Chemistry, including those allowing specialization in: pre-health science, biochemistry, business, polymers, and materials options.
  • There are also tremendous opportunities to gain valuable research experience in state-of-the-art laboratories. In addition to coursework requirements, students in the program often participate in a variety of experiential programs, including: undergraduate research, Cooperative work, study abroad, summer internship, and serving as an undergraduate teaching assistant.

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Eligibility Criteria

The minimum GPA requirement for high demand majors (Computer Science and Engineering) is 3.3 on a 4.0-grade scale. The GPA requirement for all remaining majors is 3.0 on a 4.0-grade scale.

Multiple GPA reviews are completed as part of the holistic review process.  An overall GPA review includes coursework taken at all previous institutions (domestic and international). Math and lab science GPA reviews include calculus level and higher math and lab science courses.

Applicants are expected to complete each admission-required course sequence (English, mathematics, lab science) with a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher. Mathematics and/or lab science courses that do not satisfy Georgia Tech degree requirements may not be included within GPA calculations.  Lab sciences courses require three (3) hour lecture and one (1) hour lab components.

There is a “no grade forgiveness policy” as part of the transfer application review.

Repeat course grades where a “C” grade or higher has already been earned are not included within GPA calculations. Repeat course grades due to withdrawal (WF) or failing grades (below a C grade) are included within GPA calculations.

SAT Subject Tests

  • Students are not required to take SAT Subject Tests for admission to Georgia Tech. However, if you have taken the exams, you are welcome to submit your scores to our office for consideration with your application. You may also earn course credit for Chemistry and/or English subject tests.

AP Scores

  • AP test results that are submitted electronically at the time of application may be reviewed for freshman admission. However, you are not required to submit exam results when you apply. If you are admitted and choose to enroll, we would encourage you to submit all results at that time for possible course credit.

IB Scores

  • IB results are used to award course credit for incoming students. For students attending an IB school that does not award letter or number (0-100) grades, we will use the IB results to evaluate the academic performance for admission.


  • Students who are non-native English speakers are encouraged to take the TOEFL or IELTS exam.

Evaluating your Test Scores

  • All freshman applicants must take the SAT and/or the ACT with writing.
  • We accept both tests and have no preference between the two.
  • We use your highest section scores in the evaluation process.
  • Each time you submit new scores to us, we will update your record with your highest scores.
  • Our bottom line is that testing is only one part of our holistic review, and we want students to be able to put their best foot forward.

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Course Modules


  • APPH 1040     Sci Foundation of Health : 2
  • or APPH 1050            Sci of Phys Act & Health

 Core A - Essential Skills

  • ENGL 1101    English Composition I : 3
  • ENGL 1102    English Composition II ;  3
  • MATH 1712   Survey of Calculus : 4
  • or MATH 1552   Integral Calculus

 Core B - Institutional Options

  •  CS 1301          Intro to Computing : 3
  • or CS 1315      Intro Media Computation
  • or CS 1371      Computing for Engineers

 Core C – Humanities

  •  Any HUM : 6

Core D - Science, Math, & Technology

  • Lab Science : 4
  • Lab Science :4
  • MATH 1551
  • & MATH 1553           Differential Calculus and Intro to Linear Algebra : 4
  • or MATH 1711           Finite Mathematics

Core E - Social Sciences

Select one of the following:3

  • HIST 2111      United States to 1877
  • HIST 2112      United States since 1877
  • INTA 1200     American Government
  • POL 1101       Government of the U.S.
  • PUBP 3000     US Constitutional Issues
  • Any SS :3

Core F - Courses Related to Major

  • CHEM 1211K  Chemical Principles I : 4
  • CHEM 1212K  Chemical Principles II :4
  • CHEM 2380      Synthesis Lab I: 2
  • MATH 2551     Multivariable Calculus : 4
  • BIOL 1510        Biological Principles :4

Major Requirements

  • CHEM 2211      Quantitative Analysis : 3
  • CHEM 2311      Organic Chemistry I :3
  • CHEM 2312      Organic Chemistry II :3
  • CHEM 3111      Inorganic Chemistry : 3
  • CHEM 3211      Analytical Chemistry :5
  • CHEM 3380      Synthesis Lab II :3
  • CHEM 3411      Physical Chemistry I :3
  • CHEM 3412      Physical Chemistry II :3
  • CHEM 3481      Physical Chem Lab I :2

Biochemistry Option

  • CHEM 4511   Biochemistry I ;3
  • CHEM 4512   Biochemistry II :3
  • CHEM 4581   Biochemistry Lab I: 3
  • CHEM 4601   Chemistry Seminar :2
  • Biochemistry Lab Elective*1 :3

Select one of the following:3

  • CHEM 4521   Biophysical Chemistry
  • CHEM 4582   Biochemistry Lab II
  • CHEM 4765   Drug Design,Devlpmnt&Deli
  • BIOL 3380     Intro Microbiology
  • BIOL 3450     Cell Molecular Biol
  • BIOL 4340     Medical Microbiology
  • BIOL 4418     Microbial Physiology
  • BIOL 4401     Exper Dgn&Statis Methods
  • BIOL 4440     Plant Physiology
  • BIOL 4464     Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 4478     Biophysics
  • BIOL 4570     Immunology & Immunochem
  • BIOL 4608     Prokaryotic Mole Genetics
  • BIOL 4668     Eukaryotic Mol Genetics

Free Electives

  • Free Electives*2 :14

 Total Credit Hours: 122

 Pass-fail only allowed for Free Electives. 

*1 -  MGT 4803 must have a title of Spreadsheet Modeling for Decision Support or Foundations of Internet Policy and Governance
*4-  Maximum 3 credit hours of internship; Maximum 9 credit hours of undergraduate research; Maximum 3 credit hours of Special Problems/Independent Study.
*3-  Minimum grade of C required.
*2 -  Any courses except for MGT or ACCT.

*5 - Students may apply unused Group A elective courses toward Group B electives.

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How to Apply

Document for Submission :

Application documents may be submitted in the following ways. We strongly recommend electronic submission whenever possible.

Freshman & Dual Enrollment Applicants

  • Electronically via Common App.
  • Electronically through another service, such as Naviance or GaCollege411.
  • By mail (see Email Address).
  • Test scores must be sent directly to Georgia Tech via the testing agency (SAT code 5248, ACT code 0818).

Document Deadlines & Submission

Supporting documents will be added to your application as long as they are sent by:

  • *Early Action: December 1
  • **Regular Decision: February 1

You SHOULD NOT wait until the last minute to send documents to us. 
Scores from standardized tests already taken should be sent to us immediately so your file is not held up in initial review. Additional scores may be sent once available until the dates listed above.

*Early Action

  • Students who wish to be considered for academic scholarships, such as the President's Scholarship, Scheller Dean's Scholarship and others, must apply by October 15.
  • The Early Action application date is non-binding, and the application and evaluation is the same as for Regular Decision.

**Regular Decision

  • January 1 is the last date to apply for freshman admission for the following summer/fall term. The application and evaluation is the same as for Early Action.

Transfer & Non-Degree Applicants

  • Electronically from your registrar through an approved service (i.e. eScripts, Docufide, National Student Clearinghouse, etc.) 
  • By mail (see address below).

Mailing Address

Office of Undergraduate Admission
Georgia Institute of Technology
219 Uncle Heinie Way
Atlanta, GA 30332-0320

Our advice for completing this portion of the application

  • Take both tests! Many students feel more comfortable with one testing format over the other, resulting in higher scores.
  • Send us your scores when you take the test – don’t wait! Your scores may fluctuate with each test instance, but we will only use the highest section in our review of your application. Delaying sending us your scores could put you at risk of missing an application date or being excluded from information sent from our office.
  • Keep us informed. If you plan to retake a test after your submission date, tell us on your application.

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