Commencing semesters, 2018

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School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences


St Lucia

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View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Chemistry single major.


Australian/domestic students

Faculty of Science


Phone: 07 3365 1888

International students

International Student Advisor


Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

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Why study Chemistry?

Encompassing the synthesis and study of molecules and materials, you will explore their properties and develop new ways to use them. You will understand the mechanisms of reactions and processes that occur at the molecular level and the chemical principles underpinning disciplines such as biochemistry, engineering, food science, materials science, nanotechnology and pharmacy. You may choose to focus on a particular area of chemistry such as synthetic chemistry, polymer chemistry, computational chemistry or surface chemistry.

More information about what can be studied in the Chemistry Field of Study.


View the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Chemistry single major.

Employment opportunities

There is a high demand for chemistry graduates. Employment opportunities for chemists are numerous and diverse, in both specific and broad areas. A chemistry degree is one of the most versatile you can obtain because of the fundamental nature of the discipline, and also because it can be combined with so many other sciences, leading to powerful and sought-after skills. Examples of the types of careers for chemists are:

  • Environmental and Analytical Chemists - May work in the pharmaceutical industry, environmental testing, or forensic science laboratories
  • Research Chemists - May work in universities, scientific institutes, government or the private sector
  • Chemistry teachers - Can gain employment in secondary or tertiary institutions

In addition, chemists may be employed in diverse roles in private companies, local councils, state and federal government regulatory authorities (such as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and CSIRO), universities and hospitals.

This major is accredited by the Royal Australian Chemical Institute for the educational relevance of its chemistry content.

What it costs

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please view the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) for information on key dates and how to apply.