About Chemistry

As one of only three private schools in Kentucky certified by the American Chemical Society, GC’s Chemistry program provides you with small, faculty-led classes and labs, excellent facilities, and a broad range of faculty expertise. Whether you hope to pursue an advanced degree or want to teach or work in industry, our Chemistry major will get you there.

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Georgetown College Chemistry faculty work with students on individual research projects and present research at meetings and in refereed journals.


All of our students (not just upper-level students) have access to research-grade instrumentation.


Typically, 72% of our graduating seniors continue on to graduate or professional schools.

Program Requirements

51 hours for major; 62 hours for ACS certified degree; 20 hours for minor

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Potential Careers

“Some sparked my excitement for science by blowing up pumpkins and making glow-in-the-dark slime. Some devoted hours outside the classroom to guide me through difficult assignments. Some opened up doors to invaluable research opportunities and pushed me to pursue them. But ALL of the professors in the Georgetown College Chemistry Department believed in my potential and worked relentlessly, not only to teach, but to invest in my personal life and future."

 - Jessica Kindrick '18

“My Chemistry major gave me the necessary skills I needed in order to tackle the demanding classes in veterinary school.” 

 - Lacey Lamb, '09

“Georgetown College is truly a home away from home. The faculty and staff in the chemistry department become our extended family as we spent nights studying in the classrooms with every board filled out inch-by-inch. They came in late at night to study with us, they listened to our questions no matter how many times we ask the same ones, and they pushed us to take the next step. One could not find a greater department that believes in their students and strives to see each and every student achieve more than they could ever think."

 - Paige Chavis, '18

“My Chemistry and Computational Sciences majors gave me a solid foundation in analytical and computational techniques that I use every day (in sensor protein research).”

 - Joel Federspiel, '11

“The number of facets Georgetown College prepared me for in life is innumerable.  Education does not stop at the classroom door at Georgetown.”

 - Dan Schlipf, '10

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Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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