Undergraduate Information

Department of Chemistry

Undergraduate Information

Program Description

We have some of the most advanced equipment in the field and we actually let you use it! While other schools often reserve the newest equipment for research only, at Brock, all facilities are used for both teaching and research. Our commitment to hands-on learning makes our graduates especially skilled and adept scientists. Our Chemistry students have been accepted into the best graduate schools in North America. In fact, graduates report that they are better prepared than many of their fellow students in their graduate programs.

Our graduates are highly sought after. Currently, Brock graduates are developing new drugs at Dupont-Merck, NovaPharm, Salk Institute of Biotechnology, Parke-Davis, Johnson and Johnson; and are working on chemical research at Enbridge-Consumers Gas, Custom Pharmaceutical, Symyx Technologies, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and many more.

Undergraduate students are key partners in our research activities, participating in special research courses and paid summer research. You might have the opportunity to co-author a publication!

If your focus is on the environment, the BSc Honours in Chemistry-Environmental Stream will be of interest.
The Chemistry Co-op program allows you to combine academic and work terms, and gain valuable work experience. As a co-op student, your degree will be completed in four and one-half to five years and will include three four-month work terms. You will complete two to four academic terms before beginning your first work placement. For more information on co-op at Brock, please click the Co-op programs button on the left side of this page.

Graduates of the Chemical Engineering Technology program at Mohawk College may be eligible to receive 6.5 credits towards a BSc Honours in Chemistry at Brock.

Concurrent education is a limited enrolment program for students interested in teaching. For more information, see the Faculty of Education.

Programs accredited by CSC CSC logo

  • BSc Honours Chemistry
  • BSc Honours Chemistry (Co-op)
  • BSc Honours Chemistry (Research Oriented Co-op)
  • BSc Honours Chemistry-Physics Combined

Expected Cut-off

  • Mid 70s

Entrance Requirements

  • Applicants with 65-69% in SCH4U will be considered for admission, but will be required to pass a chemistry proficiency test or complete Introductory Chemistry (CHEM IP00) prior to enrolling in CHEM IP92.

Careers

  • chemical patent lawyer
  • pharmaceutical researcher
  • forensic technician
  • teacher
  • environmental researcher
  • physician, dentist

Faculty

  • Faculty of Mathematics and Science

Degree

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Minor 

Campus

  • St. Catharines

Level

  • Undergraduate studies