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Chemical Sciences (M.Sc.)

Study the building blocks essential to creating the foundation for all matter in the world.


Discover the common thread of chemistry as it exists within all sciences. Apply your knowledge to the challenges and technological innovations possible in today’s modern world.

Learn and apply the fundamental science that is essential in all sciences, including physics, engineering, environmental, and biomedical sciences.

Choose to complete your degree through coursework and a thesis, or through coursework and a critical review essay.

Benefit from the personal advisory committee assigned to assist you throughout your degree.

Choose from many areas of interest including, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, environmental chemistry, physical and theoretical chemistry, organic chemistry, and surface modifications.

Key Features

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Use your skills and knowledge to develop new analytical procedures, study the role of metal ions in biological systems or use computer modeling to study molecular structures.
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Learn to work in a co-operative and professional research environment, become problem-solvers and competent in a wide range of laboratory techniques.
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Become a leader in several challenging and in-demand careers for today's technology-oriented society.

Career Opportunities

Laboratory, pharmaceuticals and biomedical diagnostic companies, environmental consultancy agencies, a senior chemist in an industrial setting, chief chemist for a steel manufacturer, pharmacist, project and research leader, university professor, teacher, drug controller, physician, surgeon, dentist, veterinarian, research in oceanography, a computer programmer for a mining company, programmer analyst, waste disposal consultant, hospital staff radiologist, environmental monitoring and remediation, food industry, graduate studies, plastic and petrochemical industry, public service, quality assurance and quality control, research institutes.

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Jenna Daypuk

After completing my B.Sc. in Biochemistry at Laurentian, I knew that I wanted to continue my studies in the M.Sc. in Chemical Sciences program. The main reason for continuing my education at Laurentian was the extremely positive experience I had as a student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry during my undergraduate degree. The faculty are extremely supportive, and their passion for their work is evident in every lecture they give, and every interaction that they have with their students. The new laboratory techniques that I have learned in my first year of study have broadened my skill set, which will be extremely valuable in preparation for a career in research or industry. As a graduate student, I also work as a teaching assistant which is one of the most rewarding parts of being in the program. I have the opportunity to assist with undergraduate labs, helping students with proper laboratory techniques, and problem-solving. Most importantly, I get to share my passion for science with the students and use my own knowledge to help them further their knowledge. I am extremely grateful for the opportunities that this program has granted me, and I am eager to continue to learn and grow as a scientist throughout the rest of my studies.

Jenna Daypuk is using testing compounds in a lab

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