Welcome to Chemistry at StFX, a field that holds the key to all scientific career paths, and helps broaden our understanding of the world and how it operates. Known simply as the central science, it is impossible to work in any scientific field without an understanding of Chemistry.
Chemistry is a broad-based field that involves many other disciplines leading to countless career and graduate study options upon completion of the undergraduate degree. It can often be the foundation for further studies in top graduate and professional schools of medicine all over the world.
The First Year
The first year typically means taking Chemistry 100 or 120, introductory calculus and one other science of choice. Students evolve academically under the instruction of award-winning professors who work closely with them to help in achieving goals and create an exciting learning environment.
Students can work toward an honours degree, advanced major at the B.Sc level a joint advanced major, or joint honours in biology, computer science, math, physics or earth sciences. StFX students often lead regional and national chemistry conferences, receive prestigious awards, and are published in major academic journals.
As science has evolved, so has the Chemistry Department at StFX. It now emphasizes colloid chemistry balanced with all major components of this field: the physical, organic, inorganic and analytical.
StFX students now learn in some of the most modern, state-of-the art laboratories and classrooms in the country. It’s an institution that combines a traditional focus on one-on-one learning with advanced technology application to produce graduates who excel in the field.