The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry with a minor in Education prepares students for careers in secondary school teaching.
By means of a rigorous program of chemistry courses through formal classroom instruction, laboratory exercises involving wet chemistry, instrumentation, computer software packages, and appropriate directed study and research, students obtain a strong academic background in chemistry and its applications.
The curriculum offers flexibility for students to design and prepare for their chosen career or educational path by selecting appropriate electives based on their particular area of interest.
In 2023, Athens State University restructured and improved the secondary education program for the STEM disciplines of biology, chemistry, and mathematics. The Athens State TEACH program offers automatic financial support for initial education courses, tuition and apprentice teaching amounting more than $4,000 per participating student. Full information about this dynamic secondary STEM education program may be found at Athens State Teach, and new courses in the programs may be found at addendum-oct_23.pdf
ASSIST Scholarship Program
We are excited to announce a new scholarship program: Athens State Scholars in STEM (ASSIST). This is a National Science Foundation-funded scholarship available to students majoring in the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information Technology, and Mathematics. Students accepted into this program will receive yearly scholarship funds and access to additional support programs including faculty mentoring, peer support activities, online tutoring, and career development activities such as travel to professional conferences and/or research materials. The goal of this program is to help our STEM students efficiently complete their degrees and enter the workforce and/or graduate school.