Out of Province Requirements
The Matter of the World Around Us
Build a Strong Scientific Foundation
Students will gain analytical and practical skills spanning the dynamic field of chemistry, coupled with learning in a state-of-the-art facility, preparing them for careers or more learning after graduation.
Learn From the Experts
Internationally renowned, award-winning faculty are always eager to discuss course material one-on-one with students. Learning centres are staffed by teaching assistants to help students with course and lab material.
Deepen Your Chemistry Knowledge
Focus on organic and inorganic synthesis as well as analytical, physical and theoretical chemistry, in addition to learning the environmental and health implications of scientific discovery and technological innovation.
Chemistry is the study of the structure and behavior of molecules. This includes the construction of molecules with specific properties for use in areas such as pharmaceuticals and the nuclear industry. You will also focus on the determination trace chemicals in the environment using specialized techniques for analysis and the design of new materials for the microelectronics industry.
Students in the CHEM program may also be interested in studying Biochemistry, Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Biological and Medical Physics, Physical Science, Physics, Theoretical Physics, or other majors.
Hear From A Chemistry Student
I chose the University of Guelph because I knew about its esteemed reputation as a science-based school. The programs the university carries were exactly what I was looking for as a senior in high school. Not to mention the campus is absolutely beautiful. My favourite thing about the University of Guelph has to be the comfortable atmosphere. I love how they make sure your transition into university is as effortlessly as possible, providing you with unlimited amounts of resources and guidance. The faculty at Guelph are also extremely helpful to their students, and the food at the university is the best there is.
Gain Valuable Experience Through Co-op
Chemistry co-op is a four and a half-year program, which includes four work terms. This co-op prepares students for their work terms by helping them develop professional attitudes and skills expected in the workplace as well as helping to build a toolkit of resume and cover letter writing as well as interview skills.
In 2021, more than $42.7 million in scholarships was awarded to U of G students. Learn more about applications, requirements and available Scholarships.
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