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Chemistry
Discipline Description

Chemistry is the branch of the physical sciences that systematically studies the composition, properties and activity of organic and inorganic substances and various elementary forms of matter and the way they interact with each other. Chemistry helps you understand the world around you and how things work, with myriad applications in every aspect of life — from cooking, laundry/cleaning/cosmetic products, agriculture, education and fire fighting to medicine, pharmacology, engineering and physics.

A citizen in the 21st century faces crucial issues like global warming, climate change and environmental health issues. A background in chemistry will help you make sense out of these situations and their implications.