What will I study?
The future of science is multidisciplinary, and chemistry sits at the intersection of so much that will change our world over the coming century. Develop knowledge in a range of areas including: molecular design and synthesis, analysis and spectroscopic identification of chemical species, quantum chemistry, molecular dynamics, chemical kinetics, and thermodynamics.
There are two specialisations in the Chemistry major: Chemistry and Medicinal Chemistry.
Your major structure
This major can be completed through the Bachelor of Science.
In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.
In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in chemistry and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.
Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.
Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.
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