The Chemistry department consists of dedicated faculty members and laboratory demonstrators with expertise in a wide range of specialties (organic chemistry, physical chemistry, analytical chemistry, inorganic chemistry and environmental chemistry), both at university and in industry.

 We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a quality education in a small classroom setting (24 to 40 students) that enables instructors to interact with students on an individual basis. The extensive facilities at Langara, including current model mass spectrometers, NMR, and chromatographic instrumentation, and the intensive laboratory sessions coupled to each course, ensure that students graduating from our programs will have acquired practical hands-on experience in the field, and also will be well prepared to pursue further studies.

 Special Note: 

 For the Summer 2021 semester, some Langara chemistry courses will be delivered entirely on-line, while others will have lectures on-line but laboratories on-campus.  

 The introductory and intermediate courses, 1114 and 1118, will be entirely on-line, including on-line laboratory tutorials.  While the course material may be accessed as recordings, posted notes, and automated review exercises, the graded learning assessments can require participation during some of the regularly scheduled hours shown in the registration guide.

 The general chemistry course 1121 will be entirely on-line, including on-line laboratory tutorials.  While the course material may be accessed as recordings, posted notes, and automated review exercises, the graded learning assessments can require participation during some of the regularly scheduled hours shown in the registration guide. SFU and UBC-V are granting 1121 full transfer credit as their chem 121 courses. 

  All other chemistry courses this summer, 1120, 1220, 2216, 2316 and 2416, are in a format that is not entirely on-line. These will have regular in-person, on-campus laboratory sessions, although their lectures will still be on-line as described above. These laboratory sessions will be fully compliant with provincial health and safety advisories, and operated with a high standard of care regarding virus transmission. Students are advised to carefully consider their ability to attend labs on-campus, and their willingness to conform to our strict safety protocols.

 We have now also created a section of chem1120 that is entirely on-line, until the labs scheduled on campus for the weekend of July 23.  This "bootcamp" weekend to practice lab skills is intensive, but can actually be kind of fun. It won't use all of the scheduled hours.