Computational Chemistry

Computational chemistry uses computers and software to model the behaviour and properties of chemical systems, from individual atoms to the large proteins found in living things. These models lead to the design of molecules for new drugs and materials in medicine, and new ways to store and transport energy and information.


Chemistry at Memorial

The Department of Chemistry has state-of-the-art spectroscopic and other analytical instrumentation as well as the high performance computer facilities of ACEnet. We also have extensive computing facilities for chemistry majors and honours students.


Sample Courses

CHEM 2302 - Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
CHEM 3303 - Statistical Thermodynamics and Rate Theories
COMP 3731 - Introduction to Scientific Computing

Career Opportunities

  • Crystallography
  • Database development
  • Environmental science
  • Scientific software developers
  • Research associate
  • Geosciences
  • Forensics

Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.


Program Information

Faculty of Science




Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall, winter and spring semesters

Application Deadline:

Applications are considered on a rolling basis. Students are encouraged to apply by:

  • March 1 for fall admission
  • Oct. 1 for winter admission
  • Feb. 1 for spring admission

Supplementary Application:


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