Biological Chemistry

This is a chemistry degree with a solid base in biology which is designed specifically to prepare students for further specialization in the chemistry of biological systems but also serves as an appropriate background for graduate studies in any area of chemistry. The degree will also serve those students who wish to enter health related careers such as medicine and those who wish to pursue other chemistry related careers. The degree also provides two teachable subjects for students interested in teaching at the intermediate and secondary school levels.


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

  • Medicine
  • Teacher
  • Research (MSc or PhD degrees)
  • Law
  • Chemist
  • Professor
  • Forensic scientist

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


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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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000