Chemistry
Program Intro

What is the role of a chemist in a world that God created?

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The study of chemistry is so much more than just understanding the nature of matter; it also includes creating new forms of matter that have never existed before. Redeemer's Chemistry program equips students to work in the field of chemistry, preparing them to express their God-given creativity in unfolding and developing the potential that lies within God's creation.

Chemistry is a Bachelor of Science degree. It is offered as a major and as a minor.

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching in the field and excited to include students in their work.

First-year courses provide foundational skills and knowledge in multiple science disciplines, giving you an interdisciplinary understanding of the topics that you'll dig into later on in your studies. Many classes, already in your first year, include a lab component where you'll participate in real-world experiments and use professional-grade equipment.

Chemistry The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Environmentalists have a deeper sense of compassion when they ground themselves in a biblical understanding of caring for creation.
  • Chemists who are grounded in a biblical worldview, are able to discern the ethical implications of their work and research.

See how the Core fits into your degree

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In the Classroom

In your classes, you will focus on developing critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills in courses like Analytical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry II: Enzymes and Metabolism. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of chemistry researchers and experiments.

Beyond Campus

The Creation Care Studies Program offers you the chance to study for a term in either Belize or New Zealand to study God’s creation and human impact on the environment.

Explore the benefits of Experiential Learning

After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s chemistry program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Dr. David Speicher '03

is a researcher at St. Joseph's Healthcare Hamilton where he has focused on the molecular diagnostics and epidemiology of viruses.

Dr. Dan Reilly '96

operates an OB-GYN practice and is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of healthcare leaders.

Alumni have gone on to careers as...

  • Pharmacokineticists
  • Lab technicians
  • Medical researchers
  • Medical technicians
  • Optometrists
  • Pharmaceutical researchers
  • Toxicologist
  • Nurses
  • Professors
  • Researchers

Alumni have done further studies to earn...

  • MSc in Chemistry
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • MD
  • MSc in Environmental Microbiology
  • MHSc in Bioethics

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Chemistry Stories

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Christ-Centred Researchers

The Science Research Fellowship, which allowed high school students to contribute to university-level research with Redeemer faculty, was a major success.

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Faith and Medicine

Dr. Dan Reilly '96, Redeemer's 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award winner, is a caring advocate for patients in rural Ontario and for the next generation of health-care...

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A Chemistry Celebrity

Janelle Vander Hout '18 came away from her summer research with more than knowledge and an improved skillset. A 2-D network structure was christened with her initials.

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Redeemer expands and upgrades health and life sciences labs

$400,000 in donations dedicated to a new pathology research lab, a new aquatic toxicology lab, a renewed chemistry lab and an expanded human kinetics lab

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Engaging young Christians in the sciences

This summer, Redeemer continues to invest in experience-enhanced learning by offering a one-week intensive science research fellowship for high school students.

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From Music to Medicine

Freshly designated medical doctor Kristin VanSligtenhorst switched majors in her first year at Redeemer and hasn’t looked back.

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Seeing God’s Hand at Work

Dr. David Speicher, a post-doc researcher at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton, has stayed in touch with the Redeemer community for the last decade.

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Redeemer Alumnus Awarded Post-Doc Fellowship

Dr. David Speicher ’03 returns to Hamilton to research infectious disease at St. Joseph’s Healthcare

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Better Living Through Chemistry?

In the last century, chemistry has made our lives better—and worse. Given that, what does it mean to be a Christian and a chemist?

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