UNB's Chemistry Department has an outstanding reputation, both nationally and internationally, for its stellar accomplishments in research, for its acclaimed graduate, and nationally accredited undergraduate degree programs. Many of our faculty members have received prestigious awards for research and teaching. The impact of their research has led to four of our faculty being placed in the world's top 1% of chemists most cited in scientific papers.
Chemistry is the study of the properties of the fundamental building blocks of matter, ranging in size from single hydrogen atoms to complex aggregates of biologically important species. Chemists prepare new compounds and study their composition and structure. This activity, coupled with studies of the way in which chemical reactions occur, allows theories on chemical bonding and reaction to be formulated.
Chemists can find rewarding careers in the chemical, pharmaceutical, food, pulp and paper, mining, petroleum, rubber, alcoholic beverage, and textile industries, just to name a few. You might also work in government or university laboratories. With an education degree (B.Ed.), you may also consider teaching chemistry at the elementary or high school levels. more ...