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Some knowledge of chemistry is essential in order to fully appreciate the world around us; thus chemistry is justifiably labelled by many scholars as “the central science”. Whereas chemistry is often required as a prerequisite for entry into some other field of study, e.g., medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, or engineering, it is also an academically satisfying subject in its own right. Chemistry graduates are able to pursue rewarding careers in many areas: working in industrial or government laboratories, teaching chemistry at the secondary level, etc.

In your chemistry courses at UCFV, you will study the fundamental principles of the discipline and will also learn how these principles are utilized in order to solve problems and develop new products for today’s consumer-oriented society. For example, chemists are currently employed in seeking solutions to environmental problems such as acid rain, the greenhouse effect and the depletion of the ozone layer; other chemists are involved in developing new drugs to combat diseases such as cancer and AIDS; while yet others work to produce new consumer products ranging from gasoline additives to mouthwash, from pesticides to perfumes, from “crazy glue” to biodegradable diapers. Who would not be fascinated by such a subject?

UCFV offers a major and a minor in chemistry as part of its Bachelor of Science.

Chemistry major

Chemistry minor

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