Chemistry is often called the central science since it deals with the behaviour of matter and the basic chemical substances of which all matter is composed. Because of this many other disciplines such as biology, geology, engineering and medicine depend heavily on chemistry.

Interested in Chemistry?

Department of Chemistry Logo - beaker with paddlers insideAs a Chemistry Students at Lakehead you will:

work with sophisticated and specialized instruments
have the opportunity to participate in research - as an undergraduate student
have easy access to instructors
have the chance to explore the specialty areas of analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, polymer chemistry, and theoretical chemistry
be well prepared for employment such as with various government agencies and with industries such as pulp and paper, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and petrochemicals, and in the field of education


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