If you are an excellent student with superior abilities in chemistry, physics and mathematics, Laurier’s Chemistry and Physics program is a match for you. The Chemistry and Physics program combines the best of our Bachelors of Science programs in Chemistry and Physics. Students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a solid theoretical foundation of chemistry and physics through both classroom and laboratory time.
Physics is the science that deals with the properties and interactions of matter, energy and force. Chemistry is the study of the complex molecular world – a world that exists at the submicroscopic level. In this program, students will focus on nanoscience (the study of phenomena on a nanometer, which is one billionth of a meter) and materials science.
On the nanoscale, structures have properties that are very different from those of a bulk scale. For example, bulk gold is motionless whereas gold nanoclusters have been shown to form a variety of chemical reactions. Knowledge of quantum mechanics is essential to understand phenomena on the nanoscale.
Your courses in material science and quantum mechanics will provide you with the skill sets to discover implications of small properties and learn how these affect our everyday life such as medicine and computing. You will take courses in quantum chemistry, solid state physics and quantum nanoscience and devices. As a result, you will graduate with a mastery of experimental techniques and the ability to analyze, formulate and solve problems quantitatively.
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