Teaching and learning

Studying chemistry provides understanding at the molecular level and will almost certainly change your perception of the world around you.  Chemistry touches almost every aspect of our existence:  chemical knowledge is essential for meeting our basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, health, and energy, as well as enriching our life by providing new solutions to problems in fields including medicine, materials, and energy generation, storage, and usage.  Chemistry is often referred to as the central science, with strong links to physics, biology, mathematics, materials, medicine, and the environmental sciences.  A sound grasp of chemical principles provides the basis for solving a huge variety of problems in all of these fields.