Graduate programs in chemistry

 The UNB Department of Chemistry has a long history and an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally, for accomplishments in research. As such, Masters (M.Sc.) and Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs are offered in a number of research areas: analytical, inorganic, organic, bio-organic and physical chemistry. Graduate students in Chemistry will generally pursue a research program under the direction of a single faculty member, although co-supervision is also possible. These programs emphasize research leading to a thesis, and include supporting course work. A M.Sc. degree typically requires two to three years and a Ph.D requires three to five years of full time study.

The overall graduate program of each student is under the direction of a Program Advisory Committee comprised of the student’s supervisor(s) and at least two other faculty members. Details and guidelines concerning the program advisory committee are available.

Our graduate degree programs prepare students for careers in a broad range of industries, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, pulp and paper, and petroleum. Graduating researchers also frequently plan careers in government and university laboratories.

Valid Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) certification is required of all chemistry graduate students. WHMIS certification workshops are provided regularly in the Department of Chemistry at UNB.