Resources for Chemistry Students
Nobody gets straight A grades without a little help. Free tutoring - online and in-person - is available at the Academic Support Center. Group and one-on-one tutoring sessions are available. The ASC also offers workshops for goal setting, time management, and lots of other skills that are useful for college and life in general.
Of course, the best place to get help with class is from somebody who is an expert in that class - your professor! Contact your chemistry professor to schedule a time to meet and get help.
The new GUIDES Peer Mentoring program is available to all College of Science and Mathematics students. Your GUIDES peer mentor can help you find the campus resources you need, successfully navigate college, and encourage your success at Valdosta State.
Recognizing Student Excellence
We honor and celebrate our outstanding Chemistry Majors with a wide selection of student awards, totaling several thousand dollars each year. Find out more on our Awards page. Scholarships offered through the College of Science and Mathematics are also available.
Chemistry students are the best friends (it’s all that bonding that we learn about). Meet friends, get involved in the community, and learn more about the chemistry profession by joining the Student Members of the American Chemical Society (SMACS). Students with an interest in pharmacy should check out our Pre-Pharmacy Club.
Scheduling Your Classes
Advising is critical for your academic success. Contact VSU’s professional advisors for help selecting classes, making sure that you’re on track for graduation, and completing all that paperwork (it’s not really that much paperwork).
Planning Your Career
You like chemistry but what can you do with it? So many things you can do! Do you like to write science news, work in a crime lab, make money in industry, give back to your community, or continue your education in medical or graduate school? Your faculty mentor can help you figure it all out. Contact the Chemistry Department if you need to get in touch with your faculty mentor.
Many chemistry jobs involve working in a laboratory. You can get a taste of that (don’t literally taste anything in a chemistry lab, but you knew that, right?) by performing research with a chemistry professor. Read about the exciting research projects led by chemistry professors and contact them to learn more and get involved.If you are not sure where to begin selecting a career, then Career Counseling Services is a good place to start. They can help you discover what careers are most interesting to you, write a resume, and prepare for job interviews.