Cape Breton University offers CSC accredited BSc majors, honours, double major and double major honours. Currently, CBU does not offer a graduate program in Chemistry. However, the possibility exists for graduate studies through joint supervision of students at other universities.

  • BSc (General)
  • BSc (Double Major Honours)
  • BSc (Double Major)
  • BSc (Honours)
  • BSc (Major)
  • Graduate Studies

For detailed information, see the Academic Calendar.

Courses

Chemistry is the science of change that affects virtually all other scientific disciplines and is essential to many new technological developments. Chemistry is a physical science and as such places great stress on mathematics and physics. Thus, a student planning a career in chemistry is advised that performance in these disciplines should be above average.

Please see the Department Chair for program details, department research activities, and student employment opportunities.

Descriptions of courses offered by the chemistry department can be found on the following page. Chemistry Courses.

CoursesSpring/Summer Courses 2017

CHEM 1104 (General chemistry I), CHEM 1105 (General Chemistry II) and CHEM 2301 (introduction to Organic Chemistry I) are offered in Spring/summer 2017.

The information below is available at the online CBU Academic Timetable.

Note: Courses are subject to change pending enrolment.

If there are any questions, please contact the course or lab instructor directly. Or contact the Chair of the Department of Chemistry dr. Matthias Bierenstiel, Matthias_Bierenstiel@cbu.ca

CHEM1104:0 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I 3 Start Date: 2017/05/01 End Date: 2017/06/14

 

  Monday B201 1:00PM 4:15PM JAIME MARTELL

 

  Wednesday B201 1:00PM 4:15PM JAIME MARTELL

 

 

CHEM1104L:0 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LAB 0 Start Date: 2017/05/01 End Date: 2017/06/14

 

  Monday A208 9:00AM 12:00PM Lab CALVIN HOWLEY

 

  Wednesday A208 9:00AM 12:00PM Lab CALVIN HOWLEY

 

 

CHEM1105:0 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II 3 Start Date: 2017/07/04 End Date: 2017/08/16

 

  Monday A235 9:00AM 12:00PM MARTIN MKANDAWIRE

 

  Wednesday A235 9:00AM 12:00PM MARTIN MKANDAWIRE

 

 

CHEM1105L:0 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LAB 0 Start Date: 2017/07/05 End Date: 2017/08/16

 

  Monday A206 1:00PM 4:00PM Lab SHIMAL FERNANDOPULLE

 

  Wednesday A206 1:00PM 4:00PM Lab SHIMAL FERNANDOPULLE

 

 

CHEM2301:0 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3 Start Date: 2017/05/09 End Date: 2017/06/22

 

  Tuesday A235 1:00PM 4:00PM MATTHIAS BIERENSTIEL

 

  Thursday A235 1:00PM 4:00PM MATTHIAS BIERENSTIEL

 

 

CHEM2301L:0 INTRODUCTORY ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I LAB 0 Start Date: 2017/05/09 End Date: 2017/06/22

 

  Tuesday A205 9:00AM 12:00PM Lab KAREN FOSS

 

  Thursday A205 9:00AM 12:00PM Lab KAREN FOSS

 

Certificate in Industrial Chemistry

CBU now offers a Certificate in Industrial Chemistry. The 27-credit certificate has the following criteria:

  1. Not a standalone certificate – may only be earned as part of a 4-year BSc Chemistry
  2.  Included in the degree program would be 15-credits core to the certificate: CHEM2401 (industrial); CHEM2404 (environmental); CHEM3401 (spectroscopy); CHEM3403 (separations); CHEM4404 (chemical instrumentation design/troubleshooting).
  3. Students choose from 6-credits as:     a. Option 1 (if BSc Major in Chemistry), CHEM3404 (fundamentals of chemical engineering) AND CHEM4801 (independent project – with an industrial, petroleum, or environmental analyses focus) Independent study projects could have industrial partners/co-supervisors; OR  b. Option 2 (if BSc Honours in Chemistry), CHEM4900 (honours thesis with an industrial, petroleum, or environmental analyses focus).     Thesis projects could have industrial partners/co-supervisors.
  4. 6-credits from two successful 15-week co-op work terms (from SSTC1989, SSTC2989, SST3989). Unless proprietary, the work term final    reports are to be graded by a CBU faculty/staff member and the employer – both to be approved by the CBU Department of Chemistry Chair. If proprietary, in advance of the work term, the CBU Department of Chemistry Chair and the industrial project supervisor would agree on the appropriate person to grade the final report(s). In exceptional circumstances a work term may be held at CBU if: 1.On an industrial project; and 2.With co-supervision from the industrial partner.

Graduate Studies

Currently, CBU does not offer a graduate program in Chemistry. However, the possibility exists for graduate studies through joint supervision of students attending other universities. Several faculty are interested in hosting graduate students at Cape Breton University and potential students are encouraged to browse the faculty profiles on this website. Faculty should be contacted directly about the possibility of graduate studies in their laboratory.

Laboratory Policy

Cape Breton University will apply a lab policy to all courses that have a practical laboratory component. A practical laboratory component is distinct from the lecture and is not a tutorial based component such as is often the case for mathematics laboratories. The courses for which this policy applies are found in the Academic Calendar.

Policies and Procedures

Chemistry Lab Policy

Lab Policy: Student Medical Conditions or Pregnancy

Laboratory Safety Procedures

Matthias Bierenstiel
Associate Professor, Inorganic Chemistry / Dept. Chair

Office: TC119 (office) A-209 (lab)

Phone: 902.563.1391 (office) ext 1979 (lab)
http://www.bierenstiel.com

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