Congratulations to the following chemistry students who won awards at the 2012 Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition in Calgary, Alberta:
A Major in chemistry can be tailored to focus on a number of different sub-disciplines including: applied chemistry, biological chemistry, chemical analysis, chemical physics, chemical synthesis, environmental chemistry, materials chemistry, and theoretical chemistry.
An Honours degree in chemistry provides even greater opportunities, including pursuing an independent research project in your final year. The Honours program usually provides intense specialization in a single field or combination of fields, and is the normal route to graduate study.
Combined honours degrees provide the ability to expand your horizons at the interface of chemistry and related scientific disciplines. Our programs include the following:
Co-operative Education is a process of education which integrates academic study with related and supervised work experience in co-operating employer organizations.
A Co-operative Education program is available for students in Chemistry. The program is intended to help prepare interested and qualified students for research careers in industry with sixteen months of work placement supervised by practicing professionals. Faculty advisors also visit students at their place of work and provide advice on technical reports required of all students in the Program.
Science One is an innovative team-taught first-year undergraduate Science program at UBC in which students study Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics with a strong focus on the connections between these traditional disciplines.
The program emphasizes and cultivates critical, independent thought as the basis of scientific inquiry. As well, we focus on facilitating the development of learning skills that we feel are crucial for future academic success.
Major and Honours students may wish to direct their elective credits towards a specific focus area in chemistry. Students are encouraged to use these recommendations as a preliminary guide to assist in developing a personalized list of courses that best matches their interests and career goals.