Knowledge of chemistry is fundamental to understanding the world around us. The materials we use, the food we eat, the water we drink, and the medicines we take are all chemicals. The energy we use - whether it comes from petroleum, biofuel, solar, or nuclear sources - is all created by chemical reactions. Advances made in the chemical sciences have improved human health, increased agricultural output, created new computing and digital technologies, and driven the industrial production of durable goods.


"Chemistry equips students with the power to create new knowledge. By combining atoms in imaginative ways, chemists create new molecular structures with new properties that have never existed previously, driving innovations in medicine, biology, materials science, engineering, and other fields."

Timothy Dore, Associate Professor of Chemistry

"Chemistry opens the path to many different future opportunities - from getting into medicine, to working in industry, in academia... all the way to working in museums."

Maria Baias, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

"In the Division of Chemistry, not only are we interested in teaching chemistry, but we are also very passionate about having the students enjoy chemistry and relate it to their every day life. I love the teaching experience to the fullest, from working with the students in the classroom and covering the theoretical aspects, to teaching them in the laboratory and conducting new experiments."