Chemistry is the science of matter and energy – the study of the makeup and structure of substances, how their atoms and molecules interact, and how that behaviour can be harnessed to transform materials, medicine, and technology.
Chemistry has the power to tackle some of society's biggest, most interesting problems, such as protecting our environment, building a smaller, faster computer processor, or securing safe-water supplies for growing global populations. It can explain how a cancer drug works, or why glue sticks.
Chemistry is the science of 'making and measuring stuff'! If this sounds like you, join us at the School of Chemistry at Monash University.
Chemistry areas of study
We offer a broad range of undergraduate chemistry units for students undertaking the Bachelor of Science and related courses taught by the faculties of Science, Arts, Information Technology, and Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences. Chemistry major or minor sequences are offered in the following areas of study.
- Analytical chemistry
- Environmental chemistry
- Medicinal and biological chemistry
- Materials chemistry
- Synthetic chemistry
Details of the individual chemistry units are provided in the Monash University Undergraduate Handbook.
You can take a chemistry major at Monash in the following courses:
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science Advanced – Research (Honours)
- Bachelor of Science Advanced – Global Challenges (Honours)
A major in chemistry can also be taken as part of a double degree.
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