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An understanding of chemistry provides a foundation for fields such as education, technology and our environment.

Study a minor in chemistry to learn the fundamentals of general, physical, organic and inorganic chemistry. Gain the experimental practical skills to support your chosen major or teaching area.

You will develop your problem-solving, analytical and critical-thinking capabilities which are essential skills for future work.

Fundamental knowledge and skills in chemistry through a minor will lead to a diverse range of career opportunities across science and education.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for chemistry

QS World University Rankings 2021

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:

  • Laboratory technician
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Environmental and science communicator

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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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
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Chemistry 1
  • Chemistry 2
  • Determination of Molecular Structure
  • Experimental Chemistry 1

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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