Chemistry continues to be a pivotal science. It is as important as a discipline as it is in the service function it provides to other fields of study such as engineering, biology, medicine, nursing, food sciences, pharmacy, oceanography and environmental sciences. A course in chemistry is also of great value to the student intending to pursue studies in law, business administration, political science, psychology and many other programs, for it provides an understanding of the scientific method and of the chemical basis of today’s world.
Cape Breton University’s Department of Chemistry currently has eight tenured faculty and five lab instructors. Full list of department members and contact information can be found on this webpage.
The Chemistry department is well equipped for research support in all traditional branches of chemistry, including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV/Vis spectrometers, UPLC-MSMS/PAD, HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, atomic absorption spectrometer, and a 28 core Linux cluster.
We offer Canadian Society of Chemistry (CSC) accredited BSc Majors, Honours, double Major and double major Honours degree programs. We also offer a 3-year BSc program.
Additional information can be obtained by contacting the department chair.