Skills Acquired

Practical and Research Skills

While pursuing your degree at the University of Lethbridge there are opportunities to determine which area of Chemistry or Biochemistry best suits you. These opportunities give you the chance to experience chemistry/biochemistry in a research lab setting, as part of an Interdisciplinary course – iGEM, or teaching Grade 8-12 students about Science with the Let’s Talk Science Program.

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry has many advanced instruments to enable cutting-edge research. These tools include nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), infra-red, Raman, UVvisible, atomic absorption spectrometers, macromolecular x-ray diffractometer, isothermal titration calorimeter, and a surface plasmon resonance spectrometer. Students learn to use such instruments as a part of several undergraduate courses and during research opportunities.

Students have many opportunities available. For a detailed list visit our Research page.

  • Co-operative Education
  • Applied Studies
  • Independent Studies
  • Honour Thesis (4th year only)
  • iGEM
  • Let’s Talk Science (Volunteer positions)
  • Involvement with professors on research projects
  • Co-authorship of papers/publications
  • Participation in conferences such as:
    • CSC (Canadian Society of Chemistry)
    • WCUCC (Western Canada Undergraduate Chemistry Conference)
    • RiboWest Conference (Biochemistry only)