Chemistry is often described as a central science due to its focuses on the structure, properties, and synthesis of matter – which includes virtually everything from the plastics we use to the air we breathe, and from the water we drink to the medicine we take.
By choosing to study chemistry at Acadia, you will become an important part of leading-edge research in small, hands-on classroom and laboratory environments. You may pursue an Honours BSc in chemistry, a BSc with major in chemistry, and a BSc with double major, as well as participate in Acadia’s award-winning co-op program. Both the Honours BSc and BSc with major in chemistry are accredited by the Canadian Institute of Chemistry, which allows you to meet professional licensing standards after graduation.
Many of our graduates go on to have a very high success rate in fields such as medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.
Acadia’s chemistry department has faculty members who are active in many research areas, including environmental chemistry, chemical biology, health and wellness, materials science, photochemistry, and photophysics, among others. You will benefit from small class sizes, engaging researchers, and friendly faculty and staff. You will also have access to incredible research tools and facilities, and the option to enhance your post-secondary education by pursuing independent research projects and summer research jobs under the supervision of our faculty members.
Introductory Chemistry 1
Introductory Calculus 1
Introductory Physics 1
Introductory Chemistry 2
Introductory Calculus 2
Introductory Physics 2
Co-op Available: Yes
Health Sciences Option Available: Yes
Honours: Thesis-based, with research
Acadia Chemistry Club
Acadia Pre-Health Society
Women in Science and Engineering (WISE)