Overview

Chemistry is a Bachelor of Science degree within the Chemistry & Environmental Studies Department. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

Chemistry is the fascinating study of the “building blocks” of matter that help us understand the material world that God has created, structured and organized. Learning how to make new forms of matter out of the raw materials found in creation is a profoundly important culture-making activity. Consider the impact of modern medicine and sanitation, fertilizers and pesticides, plastics and metallurgy, materials that power computers and the internet, fossil fuels and emerging clean energy technologies — all of which have arisen out of chemical innovations. In this program, you will develop a rich understanding of the role of chemistry in shaping the modern world as well as learn what it means to care for all of God’s creation as you wrestle with the fact that chemistry has contributed to – but also holds the promise of solutions to – many of the environmental and human health challenges of the 21st century.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.

FEATURED COURSES

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Participate in an ongoing, comprehensive water quality monitoring project of streams that feed into an important local wetland area that is under rehabilitation.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Students receive training on a wide variety of scientific instruments including nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, infrared (IR) and ultraviolet-visible (UV/VIS) spectroscopy, gas chromatography (GC), and more!

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Environmental Chemistry is a field-based course offered off-campus during the summers at the Au Sable Institute of Environmental Studies.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Senior chemistry students carry out an independent semester-long research project of their own design in their final year.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Innovative project-based approaches to learning include sophisticated research tools and well-equipped labs that give you hands-on experiences relevant for a career in chemistry.

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Highly motivated students have the opportunity to be a paid research assistant for a professor during the summer working on research funded by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) of Canada.

MEET THE FACULTY

faculty
Dr. Darren Brouwer Associate Professor of Chemistry

Darren Brouwer is Associate Professor of Chemistry at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario where he teaches chemistry and environment...

STUDENT STORY

Chelsey Hurst
Chemistry student ‘17

STUDENT STORY

Chelsey Hurst
Chemistry student ‘17

" As a chemistry major I have had amazing opportunities to work with highly qualified and knowledgeable professors who have all been personally interested in my success. I’ve also been able to apply the knowledge and skills that I’ve learned in a variety of fascinating contexts both inside and outside the lab. Being a part of this program has provided me with great opportunities that I will continue to value well into the future. "

CAREERS

  • Chemistry Professor
  • Lab Technician
  • Medical Researcher
  • Nurse
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical Research Scientist
  • Research Chemist
  • Toxicologist

GRADUATE PROGRAMS

  • MSc in Chemistry
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • PhD in Chemistry

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