Chemistry is a versatile discipline that prepares students for a wide variety of careers in pharmaceutical, petrochemical, food, cosmetics, materials, and other industries, as well as professional occupations in education, government policy, and consulting.
Here at the Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, we offer a rigorous undergraduate programme in chemistry, taught by world-class chemistry experts who are passionate about teaching, supported by state-of-the-art facilities laboratory facilities and instruments.
BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
The Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry (CBC) offers a four-year direct-honours programme leading to a BSc degree in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry.
Our programme meets the American Chemical Society (ACS) curricular guidelines, ensuring that our students receive rigorous training that qualifies them to be professional chemists, or to enter graduate school in the chemical sciences. The curriculum places special emphasis on problem-solving, laboratory exercises, and project work – allowing our graduates to build teamwork and communications skills that are valued throughout the job market.
The programme starts with courses introducing the fundamentals of modern chemistry, including organic and biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, and forensic science. These courses provide the preparation for studying advanced and industrially-relevant topics, including organometallic chemistry, spectroscopy, green chemistry, and drug design. During each year of study, students are given the opportunity to do a research project, allowing them to hone their creativity and experience research at the frontiers of scientific knowledge.
In the 4th year, our students have the opportunity to either do a final-year research project under the personal supervision of one of our faculty members, or to undertake a 22-week professional internship, taking advantage of our division's strong ties to Singapore's chemical sector to get a head-start in employment.
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BSc (Hons) in Chemistry with Second Major in Food Science and Technology (CHFS)
In this selective Second Major programme, chemistry majors can earn a second major in Food Science and Technology.
Topics covered in this programme include food chemistry and microbiology, food process engineering, biomedical nanotechnology, and food safety analysis.
The programme includes a semester of overseas exchange at the programme partner, the Wageningen University in the Netherlands, which is a pioneer of research and education in Food Science and Technology.
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Minor in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry
With this minor, students from other programmes can take courses in organic and inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, spectroscopy, and other topics.
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