Chemistry touches every aspect of our lives. The study of the complex molecular world – a world that exists at the submicroscopic level – is a discipline of enormous scope. The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Laurier emphasizes the traditional divisions of chemistry such as analytical, inorganic, organic and physical, as well as the cutting-edge fields of biotechnology, materials chemistry, and nanochemistry.
Research in chemistry has produced many significant innovations in agriculture, industry, healthcare and consumer goods. Today, chemists are concerned with developing processes and products that will cause minimal harm to the environment and improve our quality of life.
In our Chemistry programs, classroom and laboratory time are balanced to provide you with solid theoretical foundations and mastery of experimental techniques. Also, the small size of the department means there are plenty of opportunities to interact with faculty.
We offer several courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry and biochemistry to ensure you receive a comprehensive undergraduate education. You can also combine this degree with Mathematics or Biology and earn a BSc with two majors.
The Canadian Society for Chemistry has accredited the thesis option of this program.
A degree in chemistry from Laurier is an excellent starting place for further education in health professions including medical, dental, pharmaceutical and optometry schools, or for pursuing graduate work in chemistry or biochemistry. Other career options include:
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