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Chemistry is the study of the elemental composition, structure, properties and reactivity of atoms and molecules. From the simplest gaseous element to complex structures such as proteins, chemistry impacts all aspects of everyday life. Chemists strive to understand and control the fundamental structure-property relationships of molecules. From this knowledge they develop new materials for applications in areas such as life and health sciences, pharmaceuticals, nanoscience, electronics and next generation environmental initiatives (fuel cell and solar panel technology for example).
BAn undergraduate degree in chemistry is highly versatile and will provide a solid foundation for a wide variety of exciting careers. Chemistry graduates have found intellectually stimulating opportunities in industry, government, and the private sector. Graduates have also pursued advanced degrees, including medicine, law, business, education, and of course, research-based MSc and PhD programs in chemistry.
The chemistry program at Western is instructed by enthusiastic, award-winning faculty in an environment that is conducive to learning. With small classes, a friendly atmosphere, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, chemistry students also acquire important talents that are crucial in the today’s competitive job marketplace: problem-solving, critical- and creative-thinking, organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
Discipline specific knowledge is only one of the many benefits of pursuing an undergraduate degree. However, this knowledge alone is not enough to prepare you for entering the world of work. You will discover that the content of your degree does not restrict your job opportunities.
Being aware of the transferable skills you've developed throughout your studies will better prepare you for entering the job market and allow you to articulate the skills that are so valued by employers.
Comprehensive knowledge of the structure and properties of matter, including the energy changes that accompany chemical reactions
The capacity to critically analyze problems, think creatively and make sound decisions while considering different sides of an argument
The skills to collect various types of information, assess them, analyze and incorporate potential linkages from different fields, put them into writing
The ability to debate, persuade, mediate and present your thoughts and opinions clearly to others, as well as the capacity to recognize and incorporate other potential solutions
For a more complete list of transferable skills click here.