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About Chemistry

coloured test tubes in a beakerChemistry is a diverse discipline, involving substances in every aspect of life – what we see, eat, smell, touch, and taste every day. With an equal emphasis on theory and practical work, Waterloo's Chemistry program prepares you for a growing number of dynamic career options. You could be searching for the roots of crippling diseases, developing cancer-fighting drugs, or assessing environmental damage.

chemistry subdisciplines

Some of the specialized topics being investigated by UW Chemistry Faculty can be found by clicking in each of the following classical research area links.