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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Chemistry

Programs in chemistry at the University of Regina encompass the study of analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, environmental chemistry, and organic chemistry. A closely related program in Biochemistry allows students to explore other avenues of chemistry.

Studying Chemistry at the University of Regina

Chemistry is one of only six subjects that has been taught since the University of Regina began as Regina College in 1911. Full chemistry degree programs may have begun in 1974, when Regina Campus became the University of Regina.

We offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs have strong hands-on components as many courses include laboratories developed and overseen by four full-time laboratory instructors. Junior and senior students also benefit from small classes (5 - 25 students). We have an active honours program, a co-op program and many opportunities for students to participate in research projects. Accessible, modern research facilities put our PhD and MSc students at the forefront in their fields. Our graduate students benefit from working in a close-knit, supportive environment that encourages innovative science.

Research

Our programs offer experiential learning in the classroom, lab, and field settings. Undergraduates have the opportunity to do their own, independent research projects, learning alongside graduate students and experienced faculty, while our graduate students can build their skills working closely with supervisors who will guide and support their growth as researchers.

Sample courses

  • Organic Chemistry
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals
  • Mordern Organic Synthesis
  • Computational Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Food and Cooking

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Scholarships

The Faculty of Science has a number of entrance and continuing scholarships available to students at all levels of study.  Recognizing the financial challenges facing many students, we also have a large number of bursaries available to support students as they progress through their studies.  A select number of these scholarships are listed below.

Entrance Scholarships

  • Science 10th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
  • UR Scholars Entrance Scholarship (graduate students only)

Academic Achievement Scholarships

  • Dean of Science Scholarly Achievement Award
  • Faculty of Science Indigenous Scholar Award
  • Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship
  • Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award
  • Jack and June Krogan Women in Science Scholarship

Graduation Scholarships

  • Dean’s Medal
  • University Prize in Science

Student Awards & Financial Aid Scholarships, bursaries, and more

Pre-Professional Studies

A pre-professional program consists of the University prerequisites required to apply to a Professional program, such as medical school.  Lengths of study range from two years to a full, four-year degree, depending on the student’s professional aspirations.

Students who have taken their pre-professional studies at the University of Regina have been very successful candidates for professional programs including:

  • agriculture
  • chiropractic medicine
  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • nutrition
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • pharmacy
  • physical therapy
  • veterinary medicine

Pre-Professional Studies Your pathway to a professional degree

Quick Facts

Degree Type: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemistry BSc Honours in Chemistry BSc in Chemical Technology Master of Science (MSc) Doctor Philosophy (PhD)
Length: BSc: 4 years MSc: 2 years PhD: 4 – 6 years
Location: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
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What Can You Do With a Chemistry Degree?

Here are some of the careers you can look forward to with your Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Photochemist
  • Inorganic chemist
  • Organic chemist
  • Food scientist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Environmental consultant
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