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Chemistry and Ocean Sciences

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Use chemistry to investigate the ocean's chemical, biological, physical and geological processes. Discover how oceans operate and how humans are altering them. Learn through field trips, lab exercises, research and lectures.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Chemistry
  • Chemical oceanography


  • Analytical chemist
  • Chemical oceanographer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geochemist
  • Laboratory instructor
  • Laboratory technician
  • Ocean data analyst
  • Quality control chemist
  • Research assistant
  • Seagoing technician

Sample courses

  • Introductory Chemistry Oceanography – EOS 312
  • Oceanographic Field School – EOS 401
  • Aqueous Chemistry is the Earth and Ocean – EOS 425


Apply to the Faculty of Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

When you submit your application, choose either Chemistry or Earth Sciences as your program of interest. You can declare the combined Chemistry and Ocean Sciences program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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We'll walk you through all of the steps in the process, from submitting your online application to accepting your offer of admission.

Program planning

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