BSc in Chemistry

General

Program Description

The program of Chemistry prepares its graduates to possess a fundamental knowledge of all major areas of modern chemistry; be proficient in the use of up-to-date laboratory techniques. Moreover, its graduates will possess the knowledge to apply quantitative and computational methods to practical problems.

They become creative researchers and confident problem solvers. In addition, they will be able to practice safe laboratory procedures and assess the environmental impact of chemical processes. Courses, laboratories, and instruments available to chemistry students at Qatar University reach international standards. Its educational programs have the potential to prepare graduates to practice their profession in a competent scientific manner. The students will develop a high level of communication, and understand the ethical and professional responsibilities as a chemist, and citizen.

The program is designed to help in reaching the goals of the 2030 Qatar vision.

The program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). Program for Males and Females.  

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Admission

Admission requirements vary based on the application type (new, transfer, visiting, or non-degree applicants). Please contact us for further information about admission requirements.

Opportunities

  • Qatar Gas
  • RasGas
  • Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO)
  • Qatar Fertilizer Company (QAFCO)
  • Qatar Steel Company (QASCO)
  • Qatar Lubricants Company Limited (QALCO)
  • Qatar Chemical Company (Q-Chem)
  • Qatar Fuel Additives Company (QAFAC)
  • Qatar Vinyl Company (QVC)
  • Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC)
  • Ministry of Environment
  • Forensic Department, Interior Security Force
  • National Health Authority
  • Ministry of Education
  • Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Agriculture
  • Anti-Doping Lab
  • Ministry of Heath

About Us

Since its establishment in 1973, the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences has been graduating students with a BSc in Chemistry (male and female students) and the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) has accredited the BSc Chemistry since 2009. The department also offers minors in Chemistry and Geology. In addition, we also offer a variety of courses in chemistry and geology to various programs at Qatar University.

The chemistry program serves the Qatari community in several aspects, e.g. by offering consultations, suggesting solutions for numerous scientific problems, and by holding symposiums and public lectures. Chemistry faculty members also provide special workshops and training for employees in many sectors. In addition, many graduates from the Chemistry program have gone on to serve as teachers in a number of schools and academic institutions.

Mission

The Chemistry Program's mission is to equip students with a contemporary and comprehensive education in Chemistry. Our graduates will have a strong foundation in theoretical and practical aspects of chemistry, which enables them to develop careers in industrial, governmental, and educational sectors. Our graduates will have strong communication and research skills. They will be critical thinkers and become lifelong learners.

Accreditation

The BSc Chemistry Major program in the Department of Chemistry and Earth Sciences has received full accreditation from CSC through 2020. The CSC is the Canadian National Technical Association representing the field of chemistry and the interests of chemists in industry, academia, and government institutions.

The CSC provides accreditation reviews for all undergraduate chemistry programs in Canada and to universities abroad. In the course of the extensive accreditation process of the CSC, the curriculum of the chemistry program has been reviewed by international consultants, practical courses and instrumentation have been renewed and detailed safety standards formulated and implemented.

Accreditation of the B.Sc. Chemistry Major program implies that courses, laboratories, and instruments available to chemistry students at Qatar University reach international standards. Accreditation ensures that educational programs have the potential to prepare graduates to practice their profession in a competent scientific manner. Accreditation also helps to maintain national and international standards of education by providing an external audit service for programs, and by promoting the portability of the qualifications of graduates from accredited programs.

Career Development Center

The Career Development Center provides counseling, training, and professional development services and helps to prepare students to engage and compete for the best career opportunities. It specializes in providing QU students with student employment during their study at QU. Additionally; the Center assists students with sponsorship, internship, and full-time job opportunities and provides numerous career-related resources, programs, and activities.

The Career Development Center at Qatar University shall be the benchmark of Career Services in the region and generate the future leaders of the Qatar National Vision 2030 by helping our students and alumni realize their career dreams.

Last updated Nov 2020

About the School

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QU is committed to providing high-quality education in areas of national priority. Underpinning this commitment is the goal to align its colleges, programs, and courses with established international standards and best practices. As a result, QU has been successful in its accreditation initiatives, earning the endorsement of numerous leading international accrediting bodies. Read less