Chemistry is the science of the composition, structure, properties and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems. the synthesis of new drugs, the production of novel materials and the monitoring and improvement of our environment all involve the science of chemistry.

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.

In addition to the major and honours options in chemistry, joint programs are offered in:

  • applied mathematics/chemistry (B.Sc. honours)
  • biochemistry/chemistry (B.Sc. honours)
  • chemistry/earth sciences (B.Sc. honours)
  • chemistry/physics (B.Sc. honours)

Chemistry majors have the option to complete a minor in applied science (process engineering) through the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. A minor in chemistry is also available.

Sample Courses

CHEM 2301 - Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM 2302 - Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
CHEM 3211 - Inorganic Chemistry


Career Opportunities

  • Art conservationist
  • Brew master
  • Chemical laboratory technician
  • School/university educator
  • Patent lawyer
  • Clinical chemist
  • Forensic chemist

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

Tel: (709) 864-8000