Welcome to the Department of Chemistry

One of the best in Canada

The Department of Chemistry of the University of Ottawa is one of the best in Canada. Two of the three winners of prestigious the Herzberg Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, professors Tito Scaiano and Howard Alper, come from our department. The Faculty of Science ranks among the best in Canada in terms of faculty research grants.

For students seeking superior undergraduate training in chemistry and medicinal chemistry, our department represents a judicious choice.

Our programs

We offer undergraduate and graduate programs with a variety of options including a strong Co-op program. Students in the Co-op program get placement opportunities in top research institutions, university labs and research intensive companies throughout Canada, the US and Europe.

Our graduate programs are particularly strong and students may study towards Master's or Doctorate degrees. Students may pass directly to the Ph.D. program without writing a Master's thesis, saving as much as a year of study in comparison with other institution

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