Western is an extraordinary place to study chemistry. We care deeply about teaching and research. We have a large, distinguished, and collegial department, diverse in both focus and methodological approaches.
Our graduates go on to pursue careers, nationally and internationally, in university teaching and research, research-oriented positions in government or private agencies, or in a variety of fields such as law, journalism, and business.
You are encouraged to explore our website to find faculty members whose expertise matches your own research plans and interests.
Chemistry is the host department for a recently established “2+2” joint Ph.D. program of the Soochow University-Western University Centre for Synchrotron Radiation Research. Contact Professor Yang Song, “2+2” program coordinator, or Professor Paul Ragogna, the Graduate Chair, for further information on applying.
A collaborative program is intended to provide an additional multidisciplinary experience for students enrolled and completing the requirements in one of a number of participating existing OCGS-approved "free-standing" good quality programs (hereinafter referred to as the home programs). Students register in the participating degree program and must meet the admissions requirements of that home program, and meet its degree requirements plus those of the collaborative program. The degree conferred is that of the home program, and the completion of the collaborative program is indicated by a transcript notation and/or adjunct qualifications to the degree. See the link for Molecular Imaging.