Chemistry

Knowledge & Skills Developed:  

  • Adaptability to different work environments
  • Attention to detail
  • Communication skills (verbal & written)
  • Critical & inferential thinking
  • Ethical practice
  • Experimental design
  • Laboratory equipment operation
  • Organization, analysis, & interpretation of scientific data
  • Performing calculations using complex formulae
  • Project management
  • Scientific writing
  • Theory development

Potential Careers:

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Biotechnologist
  • Cancer Researcher
  • Chemical Warfare Expert
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Environmental Auditor
  • Food & Drug Inspector
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Hazardous Waste Management Technologist
  • Hydrometric Technologist
  • Medical Librarian
  • Occupational Health & Safety Officer
  • Organic Chemist
  • Professor/Teacher
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Research Scientist in Nanotechnology
  • Toxicologist

Note: Additional education or specialized training is required for many occupations.
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Potential Employers: 

  • Alberta Research Council*
  • ASTRA*
  • Biovail Contract Research*
  • Canada West BioSciences*
  • Canmet Energy Technology Centre*
  • Champion Technologies*
  • Crompton Corp.*
  • Environment Canada*
  • Gilead Alberta ULC*
  • Guardian Chemicals Inc.*
  • Kelsan Technologies Corp.*
  • Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research*
  • Natural Resources Canada*
  • Norwest Labs*
  • Nova Chemicals Corp.*
  • University of Alberta

*These companies have partnered with our Industrial Internship Program to offer you working experience during your undergraduate degree.

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