Chemistry is offered in the Bachelor of Science program, while Chemical is offered in the Bachelor of Engineering Technology program.
School of Science and Technology
Degree Options: Honours, Major, Concentration, Minor, Chemical and Advanced Chemical
The CBU Chemistry program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Society of Chemistry. We offer Canadian Society of Chemistry (CSC) accredited BSc Majors, Honours, Double Major and Double Major Honours degree programs. We also offer a three year BSc program as well as three year BET (Chemical) and four year BET (Advanced Chemical) programs.
What is the Study of Chemistry?
Chemistry helps understand today’s world from a unique and focused prospective. From creating life-saving antidotes to the mastery of brewing beer, chemistry is found in the makeup of so many things. This program looks at the scientific method and the scientific basis of the world around us. With great relevance to other fields of study such as engineering and nanotechnology, medicine and dentistry, food sciences and environmental sciences, the CBU Chemistry and Chemical programs provide a gateway into many interesting and opportunity-filled careers.
Why Study Chemistry at CBU?
From food to outer space, the opportunities for exploration are endless.
Students have the opportunity to complete Work Placements with Nova Scotia and Canadian companies as part of the Certificate in Industrial Chemistry, which is earned within the 4-year BSc Chemistry at CBU.
Our CBU Chemistry graduates are continuing their careers and have been very successful with graduate scholarships, in part due to their hands-on research experience.
Students have great opportunities in all traditional branches of chemistry for hands-on research with state-of-the-art equipment, including a 400 MHz NMR spectrometer, FT-IR, FT-Raman, UV/Vis spectrometers, UPLC-MSMS/PAD, HPLC, GC-FID, GC-MS, atomic absorption spectrometer and a 28 core Linux cluster.
CBU has a Chemistry Outreach Program, working with students from grades primary to 12 to share the wonderful world of science with audiences of all ages. This program creates opportunities for CBU Chemistry students to share their knowledge and also learn from other students.
An education in Chemistry/Chemical may result in direct employment, but also builds a foundation to explore other fields of study like engineering, business, law, biology, medicine, nursing, food sciences, pharmacy, oceanography and environmental sciences.
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Technology open doors to career opportunities in diverse fields, including:
Refinery, Brewing Industry
Petroleum/Oil and Natural Gas Industry
Pulp and Paper Industry
*The four year BSc Chemistry degrees are nationally accredited and therefore result in professional chemist designation in Canada. The BET (Chemical) and (Advanced Chemical) degrees do not lead to a professional engineering designation.
Cape Breton University Highlights
Type of university
Diploma and Certificate Programs
Tuition per academic year for Undergraduate International Students
Test scores accepted
Cape Breton University The Average Tuition Fees And Other Expenses
For international candidates aspiring to study at the university, it is mandatory to have an estimate of the cost of living in Canada to survive comfortably in a foreign land. Below is the estimated tuition and student fees for the Fall/Winter 2019 – 2020 presented-
2,012 (for six credit course)
International differential fees
International medical plan
Note: The graduate fee depends on the number of courses offered by the students. Thus, graduate students should expect to pay more than 400% of the above-stated fees