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Study Chemistry at King's

Chemistry is about creativity. Chemists design and create new molecules and explore their properties and reactivities. Putting this creative knowledge to work, chemists team up with biologists, pharmacologists, engineers, material scientists, and environmental professionals to reveal the secrets of life’s building blocks.

The program lets students come to a deeper understanding of the molecular world so they can engage with molecules to bring healing to a damaged and hurting world. Learn how to describe, visualize, interact with, and appreciate the molecular world from leading professors in the field and conduct extensive laboratory research projects.

King's four-year chemistry program is nationally accredited by the Chemical Institute of Canada and, after work experience, can lead to designation in Alberta as a Professional Chemist (P.Chem.).

16K


New chemistry-related jobs by 2026

93%


Chemistry graduates who find gainful employment


Average annual earnings of a chemistry graduate in Canada

Chemistry Program Highlights

  • Obtain hands-on experience with laboratory tools, software, and procedures used by practicing industry professionals.
  • Develop mathematical skills and problem-solving abilities.
  • Participate in field trips and laboratory experiments as you learn how to synthesize, bond, and create from the building blocks of God's design.
  • Learn and work alongside award-winning professors who are committed to your success.
  • Prepare for future careers and graduate study through an experiential, research-filled program.
  • Immerse yourself in the molecular as you learn to describe, visualize, and interact with it.
  • Cultivate a fuller appreciation of how subatomic particles reveal the fingerprints of our Creator.

Facilities

Chemistry students and faculty enjoy fully-serviced classrooms and research laboratories. Laboratories include the following:

  • Two-24 station fully-serviced chemistry labs
  • Research project lab
  • Instrument and research lab
  • Science machine shop

Equipment

Highly specialized instruments and equipment such as a Cary 50 UV-Vis spectrophotometer, the Nicolet Impact 400 FTIR spectrometer, the Varian SpectraAA 55 atomic absorption spectrometer, and much more are all available for student use.

Scientific Visualization

Chemistry faculty and students are actively involved in research at the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science (KCVS.) This multi-award winning centre is dedicated to producing digital learning tools that help others understand key chemistry concepts and the role of chemistry in tackling real-world concerns such as climate change.

Chemistry Program Options

Available as a major

  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science

Available as a concentration

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Science
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies
  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts

Available as a minor

  • 3-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Arts
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Commerce
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Music
  • 4-Year Bachelor of Science

Fall Program start date
September 8, 2020

Fall Application Deadline
August 15, 2020

Winter Program start date
January 7, 2020

Winter Application Deadline
December 15, 2019

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Admission Requirements

    Our Chemistry grads get jobs as:

  • Agriculturalists
  • Environmental Consultants
  • Laboratory Technicians
  • Professional Chemists
  • Surgeons
  • Toxicologists

    Our Chemistry grads go on to study:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Dentistry
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
Chemistry Faculty