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Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Want to study the makeup of the world around you? From plastics to pills to pizza, the materials of modern life are chemicals. Learn about everything from chemistry fundamentals to the latest scientific discoveries. You can also pursue your own research projects from second year onward.

Quick facts

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


  • Agricultural scientist
  • Chemical biology researcher
  • Clinical chemist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental sustainability manager
  • Laboratory technician
  • Materials scientist
  • Medical/health professional
  • Petroleum scientist
  • Pharmaceutical researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Process chemist
  • Quality control chemist
  • Research & development director
  • Research assistant
  • Research manager or primary investigator
  • Teacher or professor
  • Waste management scientist

Sample courses

  • Fundamentals of Chemistry from Atoms to Materials - CHEM 101
  • Research Experience - CHEM 298
  • Quantum Chemistry - CHEM 347
  • Biological and Medicinal Chemistry - CHEM 437


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

You can declare this 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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