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Making first-year impressions count

Concepts in Chemistry is our first-year textbook. We designed it. We all use it. It's part of an integrated program to build strong chemists.


Chemistry research in lab

Going above and beyond expectations

Lauren Longobardi says the people in the Chemistry program inspired her to succeed. The faculty's dedication to its students made her want to become a professor, too.


jean burnell, chemistry professor

Take science to its limits

Award-winning Professor Jean Burnell connects you with the wonder of knowledge and challenges you to explore the limits of chemistry itself.



Chemistry: the central science

"There's a little bit of chemistry in everything," says Maneesha Rajora, who took chemistry because it improved her skills in all the sciences.



Welcome to the Concept Room

Get extra help from instructors in the Concept Room. It's one of the many supports we've put in place to make sure you succeed in your chemistry degree.


Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Chemistry at Dal:

  1. Expertise: We offer the most comprehensive range of faculty and courses in Atlantic Canada.
  2. Support: From text to tutorials, we customized our first-year Chemistry program to nurture your inner scientist.
  3. Award-winning teachers: Chemistry faculty regularly win top teaching awards on campus.
  4. Mentorship: Second- and third-year students pair up with faculty who guide and mentor them.
  5. Research: Our active research community gives you many opportunities to do real, paid lab research with graduate students and faculty.
  6. Concept room: Get added help in our drop-in centre, staffed by senior students, faculty and graduate students.
  7. Career options: As a central science, chemistry influences many other sciences. An undergraduate degree in chemistry lets you pursue many careers.

What will I learn?


From first year to your final year, our program enables you to succeed and our faculty expertise prepares you to practise any field of chemistry.

What can I do?


From the food we eat to the technology we use, chemistry affects our lives in many ways. It's no surprise then, that a chemistry degree leads to many careers.