Chemistry

Undergraduate Programs in Chemistry:

Chemistry Major and Co-op (B.Sc)

Establish yourself at the forefront of many challenges facing our world today - from solar energy and the development of space-age materials to the synthesis of new pharmaceutical products. Chemistry, the study of the structure and behaviour of molecules, will provide you with current practical laboratory training as well as opportunities to carry out exciting research projects with faculty members, and to participate in the co-op option. Our faculty have received provincial and national teaching awards, and are recognized internationally with their research in areas such as electrochemistry, green chemistry and vaccine development. By studying subject areas in physical, theoretical, analytical, organic and inorganic chemistry, the analytical and practical skills you will gain, coupled with learning in a state-of-the-art facility, will serve you well in any career, or prepare you for graduate or professional programs.

Sample Careers

  • Analytical chemist

  • Consumer product chemist

  • Physician

  • Plastics or polymer chemist

Biological and Pharamaceutical Chemistry Major and Co-op (B.Sc.)

Explore biological processes through the deeper insight and molecular understanding that chemistry provides. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the biomedical field. Many medical conditions and diseases that previously required hospital stays are now being treated with novel drugs and biopharmaceuticals. Biological and pharmaceutical chemistry is a fascinating interdisciplinary area of growth, located at the interface of chemistry and biology, and bringing with it the opportunities to combine the powers of chemistry with exciting developments in biology. Through hands-on laboratory training, the major will provide you with a strong foundation in chemistry, especially synthetic and analytical chemistry, combined with biochemistry and microbiology. You will be given the opportunity to evolve in several directions, whether studying molecular modelling and drug design, the role and importance of transition metal systems in biological processes or the principles and methods related to the production of pharmaceuticals.

Sample Careers

  • Cancer researcher

  • Pharmacist

  • Forensic pharmacist

  • Biopharmaceutical analyst

  • Pharmaceutical chemist

Graduate Programs in Chemistry

  • MSc

  • PhD

Fields

  • Analytical Chemistry

  • Biological Chemistry or Biochemistry

  • Inorganic Chemistry

  • Nanoscience

  • Organic Chemistry

  • Physical Chemistry

  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Theoretical Chemistry

Learn more about chemistry graduate programs

Related Areas

  • Biophysics

  • Molecular & Cellular Biology

Contacts

Kim Rawson
Administrative Assistant (GWC)2
gwc@uoguelph.ca
519-824-4120 x53848