Chemistry Major


Why Chemistry?

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 ChemistryPhysical Science, PhysicsBiomedical Toxicology, or other majors.

To see all courses offered in this degree, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

To see all courses offered in the co-op program, visit our 2023-2024 Academic Calendar.

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.

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My name is Victoria and I am majoring in Biological & Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Co-op). I have loved my experience studying at UofG and cannot say enough great things about the chemistry department! The professors provide a positive learning environment and excellent academic support to help students thrive. Also, the variety of lab experience you get provides you with the skills necessary to help you succeed after graduation. The campus is vibrant and lively with lots of interesting places to visit when not attending lecture. The food is great and the campus provides a lot of options to choose from. There are lots of extracurricular activities, ranging from athletics, to clubs, to trivia nights, and many other events to ensure a thriving social environment so everybody can find something that suits them. I could not be happier with my decision to study here at UofG.

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