Chemistry

Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry at Saint Mary’s University offers undergraduate education in a supportive and friendly environment. Our broad range of courses offers a rigorous core education in the theory and practice of chemistry. We also provide students in other disciplines with an introduction to the principles and practices of this central science, which contributes to their fundamental understanding and appreciation of the physical world.

 Both our Majors and Honours programs are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.


Art Hendsbee, Chemistry Alumnus, and Dr. Jason Masuda with an X-ray diffractometer machine.

Chemistry alumnus Arthur Hendsbee credits undergraduate research experience in Dr. Jason Masuda’s lab with helping him to discover his passion for crystallography.  Read Art’s story.

Our chemistry professors are committed to engaging undergraduate students in research activities. Motivated students have the opportunity to gain valuable experience as research assistants. Many present their research projects at regional and national conferences.


ChemCon Winners

Saint Mary’s chemistry students took home an impressive seven awards from the 2014 Science Atlantic/CIC Chemistry Conference, known popularly as ChemCon.