Chemistry/Engineering Dual Degree Program

North Georgia College & State University offers a dual degree program which allows students to receive a bachelor's degree in Chemistry from NGCSU and a bachelor's degree in engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia; Clemson University in Clemson, South Carolina; or Mercer University in Macon, Georgia. The dual degree program gives students the opportunity to develop a strong liberal arts background before completing the coursework in engineering at another institution. Typically, dual degree students attend North Georgia for three years and then the engineering school for an additional two years.

Dual Degree Requirements:

Complete the credit hours at North Georgia shown in the requirements listed below (exclusive of physical education and military courses).

Receive a recommendation from North Georgia's dual degree coordinator.

Earn a grade point average which indicates the student could satisfactorily complete the degree requirements at the second institution.

Complete a program at the second institution with the same number of credit hours as required of juniors and seniors enrolled in the standard curriculum for the degree at that school.

If the official study program at the second institution includes electives and the candidate has excess hours at North Georgia, he/she may petition for the use of these excess hours as transfer credit. Transfer credits shall not amount to more than one half of the official study program.

Core Curriculum Requirements

60 Hours

All baccalaureate degree programs at North Georgia require the satisfactory completion of at least 60 semester credit hours comprising the six areas of the core curriculum. A complete description of Areas A-E of the core curriculum can be found in Core Curriculum. Individual degree programs may specify exceptions and/or particular courses which must be taken within each of the Areas A - E. Those exceptions and/or course requirements and Area F are shown below.

Area A

MATH 1113 or 2450 (3 or 4 hours)

9 hours

Area B

no exceptions

4 hours

Area C

no exceptions

6 hours

Area D

MATH 2450 or 2460, PHYS 2211, 2211L, 2212, 2212L or BIOL 1107K, BIOL 1108K

11 hours

Area E

no exceptions

12 hours

Area F. Courses Appropriate to Major Field

18 hours

CHEM 1211, 1211L, 1212, 1212L

8 hours

For students starting with MATH 1113:


MATH 2460, 2470, (2450 taken in Area D)

8 hours

CSCI 1301

3 hours

(excess of 1 hour)


For students starting with MATH 2450:


MATH 2470 (2450 taken in Area A, 2460 taken in Area D)

4 hours

CSCI 1301

3 hours

Carry over from Areas A and D

2 hours


1 hour

Courses required for the major

30 hours



CHEM 2734 / 2734L

4 hours

CHEM 3441 / 3441L

4 hours

CHEM 3442 / 3442L

4 hours

Choose from: CHEM 3541/L, 3542/L, 4841K, 4842K,

6 -12 hours

Mathematics/Computer Science

3 - 9 hours

Choose from MATH 3000, 3650, CSCI 1302, 3100



3 - 9 hours

Choose from PHYS 3111, 3411, 3610

Foreign Language Competency at the 1002 level

U.S. and Georgia Constitution and History requirement

Regents' Skills Test or exemption (must be taken during the first semester)

Recommended courses

Before transferring to the engineering school, it is recommended that dual degree students take introductory engineering courses offered by North Georgia such as Statics, Dynamics, Visual Communications, and Engineering Design.

For courses offered in the Department of Chemistry see:

Chemistry Courses

Geology Courses