Welcome to the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences
One of the best in Canada
The Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences of the University of Ottawa is one of the best in Canada. Our department has many research chairs and nationally and internationally recognized researchers. This includes previous winners of prestigious the Herzberg Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, professors Tito Scaiano and Howard Alper. Our department also ranks among the best in Canada in terms of faculty research grants. That means alot of opportunities to conduct leading-edge research in different disciplines at the undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.
For students seeking superior undergraduate training in analytical, biological, inorganic, organic, and medicinal chemistry, as well as exciting research opportunities in biomolecular sciences, our department represents an excellent choice.
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 institutions.