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Chemistry is at the heart of every facet of life.

Chemistry has a role in almost every aspect of our lives. The influence of chemical science ranges from the design of new drugs, to curing diseases, to the development of self-cleaning materials, to the advanced dyes and plastics used in Australia's $20 note.

During this course you will gain an understanding of the interdisciplinary nature of chemistry as it applies to other sciences such as forensic, biological, physics and the materials sciences. Along the way you might choose to study broadly or to specialise in your area of interest.

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Study chemical sciences at Griffith

Learn from leading researchers

Throughout your degree you will be taught by leading Australian researchers who are developing scientific solutions to global challenges. In the most recent Excellence in Research for Australia results, Griffith rated ‘well above world standards’, the maximum rating possible for chemical sciences. Griffith was also named the Nature Index Rising Star for the Oceania region in 2018.

Essential practical experience

With a focus on hands-on learning experiences, you'll learn in our state-of-the-art labs and gain the practical skills you need for employment.

Study your way

You can create your course timetable to fit in with your job or your travel plans, just ask us how. With the flexibility of studying part-time or full-time, over two or three trimesters, you have choices.

5-Star Rated

Science at Griffith is rated 5-stars for Educational Experience and Teaching Quality by the Good Universities Guide 2020, a leading independent provider of high-quality education and career information.

James Batcheldor

Bachelor of Science Advanced

'My degree has allowed me to participate in research at the Institute for Glycomics, studying the structures and functions of multiple proteins of the HIV-1 virus.'

James Batcheldor

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for new and continuing students.

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Career outcomes

Specialisations in environmental-analytical and medicinal chemistry within this major provide a great choice of career paths in growth areas such as water quality and drug discovery.

With Australian industry crying out for more graduates with the scientific knowledge and practical hands-on experience a Bachelor of Science with us will turn your interest in chemistry into a dream career.

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Life at Griffith

You can gain more than just a degree at Griffith. With plenty of opportunities to balance life and study, you can make memories and mates to last a lifetime.

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Key dates

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Monday 8 March — Saturday 19 June

Trimester 1

Our first teaching trimester starts on Monday 8 March 2021 . Trimester 1 examinations run from Thursday 10 to Saturday 19 June.

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Thursday 6 May — Saturday 8 May

Gold Coast Careers and Employment Festival

Tuesday 18 May — Tuesday 18 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 19 May — Wednesday 19 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 20 May — Thursday 20 May

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 21 May — Saturday 22 May

Brisbane Careers and Employment Expo

Saturday 17 July — Sunday 18 July

TSXPO

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Monday 19 July — Saturday 30 October

Trimester 2

Our second teaching trimester starts on Monday 19 July. Trimester 2 examinations run from Saturday 21 to Saturday 30 October.

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Tuesday 20 July — Tuesday 20 July

Sunshine Coast Careers and Employment Expo

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Friday 23 July — Sunday 25 July

Melbourne Careers and Employment Expo

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Sunday 8 August — Sunday 8 August

Open Day

Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses

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Monday 13 September — Monday 13 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Online

Wednesday 15 September — Wednesday 15 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Nathan Campus

Thursday 16 September — Thursday 16 September

Mature Student Open Evening - Gold Coast Campus

Friday 17 December — Thursday 23 December

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