Chemistry (BSc)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why study Chemistry?

Play with atoms. Make molecules. Explore the building blocks of matter that are at the root of all sciences. Peer into the microscope for an intimate look at the behaviour and energy of the tiniest elements in the universe. As a chemist, your mastery of chemical reactions could lead to the creation of environmentally friendly materials like compostable plastics or medications that fight disease.

Our Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry features state-of-the-art labs and equipment that introduce you to techniques used in the field. Small class sizes foster strong student–professor relationships. Both Chemistry and Biochemistry students follow a core curriculum and through labs, lectures and tutorials you will:

  • Receive a solid foundation in carbon-based (organic) and non-carbon (inorganic) chemistry
  • Learn to identify compounds, analyze the structures they form, and study the mechanics and energetics of chemical reactions
  • Receive extensive training in research methodology
  • Perform original research as an undergraduate (honours and specialization students only)

Our honours and specialization in Chemistry programs are accredited by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec.


Program details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90–120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options:

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major or specialization.

See full degree requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar.

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