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You’ll study the fundamentals of general, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry and gain the practical skills to work in a range of different labs.

Apply your knowledge to a specialised field such as nanotechnology, computational chemistry, spectroscopy, or to develop medicines or consumer products.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Society.

A background in Chemistry will lead to a broad range of career opportunities such as environmental, analytical and research chemists, or roles in private companies, councils, state and federal governments.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Senior project chemist
  • Analytical chemist
  • Palaeo-environmental scientist
  • Senior environmental engineer

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Laboratory work
  • Seminars
  • Workshops

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Experimental Chemistry
  • Advanced Organic Chemistry
  • Advanced Inorganic Chemistry
  • Advanced Physical Chemistry