Why study chemistry at La Trobe?

Practical experience

Gain hands-on experience with work placements at the Department of Environment and Primary Industries and other leading research facilities.

Check out how you can see research in biochemistry, chemistry and genetics first hand

State-of-the-art infrastructure

We've invested $100 million into our La Trobe Institute for Molecular Science (LIMS) with 18 new research and support laboratories, an equipment barn and extensive teaching facilities.

See what we can do

World-leading research

Our research in chemical sciences is ranked 'well above world standard'.

Australian Research Council, 2019, Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) Outcomes 2018

Career opportunities in chemistry

Career pathways

Chemistry builds your scientific and problem-solving skills. You'll be ready to take on careers such as:

  • laboratory scientist
  • environmental scientist
  • quality assurance analyst
  • science educator
  • forensic scientist
  • government policy adviser

Future employers

Potential employers of chemistry graduates include:

  • CSIRO
  • Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research
  • Pfizer
  • Unilever Australia
  • Bluescope Steel
  • AkzoNobel

On the couch with biochemistry, chemistry and genetics

Hear from our dedicated staff and ask questions via ON24’s Q&A portal.

Learn about three of the science major options available at La Trobe – biochemistry, chemistry and genetics.

Broadcast from Melbourne Campus Open Day on Sunday 2 August, 2020.

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