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Why study Chemistry?

Chemistry: The Central Science

Chemistry is a challenging intellectual pursuit and a dominant force in shaping our civilization. Chemistry places a strong emphasis on an understanding of the structure and properties of matter, from the macroscopic to the molecular level. From the conception and synthesis of new materials, to the design of devices and novel equipment, to the creation of theory that explains the behaviour of matter - these are all part of the study of chemistry.

Many of the concepts of physics and the methods of mathematics are basic to chemistry. Chemistry is of fundamental importance to many other subjects, such as astrophysics, biological sciences, environmental science, geology, materials science, and medical sciences. If you are coming to the university for a science program then it's very likely you will have to take a year or more of chemistry. We think you will enjoy the experience in our Department since chemistry is all about your daily life.

After all, look around you - What in the world isn't chemistry?