Bachelor of Science (BSc)
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What you will learn in this program
Chemists ask questions such as: How can I make this product better? Is food safe to eat? Are there new ways to create energy?
Chemistry plays a role in almost everything we do. As a central science, it's closely connected with biology, math and physics. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory. You'll gain experimental skills and a solid theoretical background. Also you will develop valuable professional skills and the ability to independently design and conduct your own scientific research.
Chemists have global career opportunities in areas such as the development of fuels, plastics, drugs, foods, new materials, and other consumer products. A degree in chemistry can also be used as a stepping-stone to another professional degree such as law, medicine, veterinary medicine, or dentistry.
Courses you'll take:
Foundations of Chemistry (Change and Equilibrium), Foundations of Chemistry (Structure and Bonding), Introductory Calculus, Mechanics, University Calculus II
Admission requirements and information
UCalgary is very special to me because you get the best of two worlds here: being a research intensive university, there are many faculty at the forefront of their fields. At the same time, UCalgary is not too large and students still get a chance to interact with faculty members on a personal level, especially in upper-year classes. I am equally proud of all my achievements as a UCalgary undergrad, from doing well in junior courses to eventually contributing to full research publications.
Máté B., BSc'14
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When I came back to the university, I discovered a deep passion for chemistry and found myself doing everything I could to learn as much as possible on the subject – from reading research papers, volunteering in labs, going to many of the profs’ open office times, and all the way to attending all the department’s conferences. I can’t really explain it but I’m just fascinated with hydroamination catalysts. To me, it’s just like trying to solve a Sudoku.
Rudy B., chemistry student
Join our community in fall 2019
We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2019 starting on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018. You'll be able to submit an application until Friday, March 1, 2019. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.