Chemists research and use current knowledge about chemicals to improve the way we live. Industrial chemists use this knowledge to develop products such as synthetic fibres, drugs, cosmetics and processes, including oil refining and petrochemical processing that reduce energy use and pollution.

Chemists specialize in areas such as analytical, organic, inorganic, physical and theoretical, macromolecular, medical and material chemistry.

Subject Combination

English, Chemistry, Mathematics and any of Physics/Biology/Agricultural Science


Graduates of chemistry have great employment opportunities in areas such as biochemical companies, soap and detergents industries, pharmaceutical firms, petrochemical, paints, dye and textiles, insecticide, herbicide and fungicides and food industries, research institutions, universities and environmental monitoring agencies.

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