Study in a program accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry, benefiting from direct access to world-class labs and instrumentation facilities.

Chemistry can help you make informed decisions not just about science, but about all of life. An intellectually challenging and rewarding subject, Chemistry explores the diverse makeup of our world and contributes to most other areas of physical and life sciences. You’ll learn about fundamental discoveries in chemistry and work towards contributing to them while gaining experience in modern chemical research, experimental design and technical laboratory skills.

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Fast-track your education, by earning your M.Sc. in Environmental & Life Sciences (ELS) in only 12-16 months after graduating from your B.Sc.

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough

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"Chemistry at Trent is all about taking the small minute, atoms, particles, and looking at in a big world, productive way."

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Career Opportunities

  • Chemist
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  • Pharmacist
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  • Industrial Hygienist
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  • Veterinarian

Popular Courses:

  • Analytical Chemistry
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  • Atmospheric Environmental Chemistry
  • Modern Organic Synthesis
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • SCH4U and MHF4U or MCV4U
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