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Program overview
4 years
Bachelor's degree
Start dates
May 2020  (English)
September 2020  (English)
January 2021  (English)
May 2021  (English)
September 2021  (English)
January 2022  (English)
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Program description


The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry is intended to equip you with principles of the study of matter and the physical world, and to enable you to apply that knowledge to real-world situations.

As part of the program, you explore organic and inorganic chemistry, as well as physical and analytical chemistry, and how they are used to solve problems and create new opportunities. You also gain valuable laboratory and research skills, including spectrometry and chromatography. As you ask questions and seek solutions, you sharpen your critical-thinking skills, and learn to communicate your findings with others.

The Bachelor of Science in Chemistry gives you the opportunity to:

  • Conduct original research as early as your first year.
  • Get plenty of hands-on practice in well-equipped laboratories.
  • Engage in problem-solving for real-world scenarios, such as reversing climate change, combatting diseases, or designing new consumer products.
  • Prepare for post-graduate studies in areas such as chemistry, biochemistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary science, or engineering.

Admission requirements

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent, or completion of nine university-level credits with a minimum GPA of 2.00 in all university courses attempted.
  • Mathematics requirement: one of the following:
    • Pre-calculus 12 or Principles of Mathematics 12 with a minimum grade of B
    • Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of A
    • MATH 095 with a minimum grade of B
    • MATH 096 with a minimum grade of B
    • MATH 092 and MATH 093, each with a minimum grade of B
    • MDPT score of 70% or better
    • MATH 110 with a minimum grade of C+
    • MATH 111 with a minimum grade of C
  • Science requirement:one course from one of the following disciplines, with a minimum grade of C+:
    • Biology: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Biology 12, BIO 093, or BIO 111
    • Chemistry: Chemistry 12, CHEM 093 (discontinued), CHEM 110, or CHEM 113
    • Geography: Physical Geography 12, Geography 12, GEOG 101 (discontinued), GEOG 102 (discontinued), or GEOG 103
    • Geology: Geology 12 or GEOG 116
    • Physics: Physics 12, PHYS 093, PHYS 100, PHYS 101, PHYS 105, or PHYS 111
  • English requirement: Applicants must meet the degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. 

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Program content

  • Advanced-Level Chemistry
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Principles of Chemistry I
  • Principles of Chemistry II
  • Introductory Forensic Science
  • Organic Chemistry I
  • Organic Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Atoms, Molecules, Spectra
  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Intermediate Organic Chemistry I
  • Intermediate Organic Chemistry II
  • Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemical Kinetics and Thermodynamics
  • Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory
  • Instrumental Analysis/Applied Spectroscopy
  • Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory
  • Enzymes, Coenzymes, and Inhibitors
  • Undergraduate Chemistry Directed Studies or Research
    • Directed Studies in Chemistry
    • Undergraduate Research in Chemistry
    • Undergraduate Research in Chemistry II
  • Special Topics in Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Principles and Methods of Molecular Modeling
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Bio-inorganic Chemistry
  • Chemistry of Biological and Synthetic Polymers
  • Honours Research and Thesis in Chemistry
    • Honours Research and Thesis in Chemistry Part I
    • Honours Research and Thesis in Chemistry Part II
    • Honours Research and Thesis in Chemistry Part III

Tuition fees

For information about tuition fees, please visit the program webpage. 


Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree

Continuing studies

A UFV chemistry degree positions you competitively to pursue post-graduate studies in chemistry, medicine, pharmacy, biotechnology, veterinary science, or chemical engineering.

Career opportunities

As a chemistry graduate, you may find employment in high tech industries, in the biotechnology sector, in government laboratories, or in manufacturing. You may choose to explore unique opportunities such as a career in food chemistry, clean energy, or science writing. Or you may seek employment in interdisciplinary research or development projects, working as a team with other professionals such as biologists, agronomists, geologists, or engineers.

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is an accredited public Canadian university which serves 15,000 students, 1,900 of which are international students. UFV offers 16 bachelor's degrees, two master's degrees, and over 100 certificates and diploma programs in areas...

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University of the Fraser Valley

33844 King Road
V2S 7M8 Abbotsford British Columbia

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