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

 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 spectrometric and chromatographic instrumentation, and the intensive laboratory sessions coupled to each course, ensure that students graduating from our programs will have already acquired practical hands-on experience, and also will be well prepared to pursue further studies.

 Special Note: 

 For the Fall 2021 semester, some Langara chemistry courses will be taken entirely on-line, while many others will have their laboratories and at least some lectures, taken on-campus.  Some on-line classes and labs may be live at fixed times, while others may be accessed as recordings, posted notes, and automated review exercises.  Please read the registration guide carefully, and write to us if you have any questions.

 The general chemistry course 1121 will be entirely on-line, including on-line laboratory tutorials. SFU and UBC-V are granting 1121 full transfer credit as their chem 121 courses. 

  Note that some sections of 1120 are on-line except for on-campus laboratories in a weekend "boot-camp" towards the end of the term, supplemented by on-line laboratory exercises during the term. 

 All on-campus lecture classes and laboratories 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 those strict safety protocols.