Department of Chemistry, Physics & Astronomy

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The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy provides comprehensive major programs in chemistry and physics and teaches disciplinary and interdisciplinary courses in the core curriculum.

Job Opportunity 

Limited Term Faculty for Astronomy and Astrophysics. Click link for more information. 
Job Summary: This position will teach introductory astronomy courses, and serve as Laboratory Coordinator for all introductory astronomy labs. As a nontenured track appointment with a primary focus on teaching, there is not a research expectation. Teach academic courses and support the department, college and university goals by supporting the academic environment to benefit the educational mission of the University.

Analytical and Expressive

Our programs are designed to provide depth in the discipline through sequential study. Emphasis is placed on scientific reasoning, critical thinking, and problem solving. Recognizing that there is a profound connection between analytical thinking and the ability to express ideas clearly, the Department provides opportunities in its courses for writing on science topics and for oral reports.


Courses provide students with the most current objective descriptions of the physical universe in scientific terms and present the theories and models that integrate these observations and make them understandable. Through laboratory work and by instrumental analysis, students gain experience in making observations and measurements and transforming these into useful characterizations.


The majors in chemistry and physics are appropriate preparation for graduate study, for science education, for employment in a laboratory environment, or for studies in several allied areas such as engineering, medicine, and many health service professions.

The Department of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy

Alumni Stories

Listen to what our alumni have to say about chemistry, physics and astronomy at Georgia College

Matt Hillard, PhD BS Physics and BS Mathematics, Georgia College, Class of 2014 PhD, Chemical Engineering, Auburn University, Class of 2019
James McPhail, MD BS Chemistry, Georgia College, Class of 2014 MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Class of 2018
Daniel McCall, MD BS Chemistry, Georgia College, Class of 2008 MD, Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine, Class of 2012