A chemistry degree can open doors to medical, dental, osteopathic, or veterinary school, and many other careers in health-related professions. The Chemistry program includes a wide variety of foundational and advanced courses that cover atomic, molecular, physical, organic, environmental chemistry, and more.
- Campus: Okanagan
- Faculty: Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Science
- 4 yrs Length
- Yes Co-op Option
- Yes Honours Option
Chemistry is the study of matter and the changes matter undergoes. Chemists might work in developing drugs or synthetic substances, or they might be tasked with finding new energy sources. An education in chemistry can lead to further study in materials sciences, biomedical science, bioengineering, chemical engineering, food science, pharmacology, toxicology, oceanography, marine science, medicine, or other health-related fields.
Experiential learning and research
The chemistry program’s summer employment opportunities give you real-world experience and the opportunity for a behind-the-scenes look at what UBC’s chemists do. Chemists at UBC’s Okanagan campus have recently discovered unexpected unknown compounds in wine.
Directed Studies in Chemistry allow you to undertake independent research on a specific topic agreed upon by you and your faculty advisor. The Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences holds an annual undergraduate research conference on UBC’s Okanagan campus to showcase student research projects.
The Chemistry Course Union on UBC’s Okanagan campus strives to bridge the gap between chemistry undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty, and will help develop your chemistry skills and build a network in the science community.
- Directed Studies in Chemistry
- Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference
- Chemistry Course Union
- UBC chemists discover unknown compounds in wine
Research facilities at the campus include the Fipke Lab for Trace Element Research, which houses several specialist analytic instruments.