Study a Bachelor of Science with a chemistry major at the University of Newcastle and pursue a diverse and exciting career in chemistry.

Bachelor of Science

Chemistry

Why study a chemistry major at the University of Newcastle?

Ranked in the top 350 in the world, according to the 2015 QS World subject rankings*, by studying a Bachelor of Science with a chemistry major at the University of Newcastle, you will be examining and building on the key concepts of basic atomic and molecular structure, fundamental inorganic chemistry and underlying physical concepts.

Almost everything you touch in the modern world will have a chemist's input at some stage. At its most basic, chemistry is the manipulation of atoms and molecules for real world applications and it plays a key role in virtually all sciences.

Chemists help solve problems affecting the world we live in and are involved with developing new drugs, new computing devices and better energy storage materials.

Our academics are active researchers and you may get the opportunity to work alongside them on research projects throughout your Bachelor of Science degree.

Careers in chemistry are stimulating and rewarding. As a graduate of the Bachelor of Science chemistry major, you could go on to work in a variety of sectors including:

  • Food industry
  • Health, education and environment
  • IT and finance
  • Law
  • Manufacturing industry
  • Research
  • Science communication and journalism

The chemistry major within the Bachelor of Science is only available at our Newcastle (Callaghan) campus.

*The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based on surveys of 90,000 academics and graduate employers, alongside research citations and research impact.For this fourth edition of the QS World University Rankings by Subject, QS evaluated more than 3,000 universities and ranked more than 800 institutions in total. Sixty-eight million citations were analysed and QS verified the provision of 8,391 programs. More information about QS is available at www.topuniversities.com.