Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why choose Chemistry?

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. You'll also develop valuable professional skills and the ability to independently design and conduct your own scientific research.

Career opportunities

Chemists have global career opportunities in areas such as the development of fuels, plastics, drugs, batteries, 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 in this program

Foundations of Chemistry (Change and Equilibrium), Foundations of Chemistry (Structure and Bonding), Introductory Calculus, University Calculus II, Mechanics, and Introductory Electromagnetism

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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.

Mate B


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Faculty of Science

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2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4