20/03/2020 16:52

The UFSC Florianópolis Campus offers three different undergraduate degrees in Chemistry: Chemistry, Chemistry Education and Chemical Technology. All degrees share common core courses in Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

The Chemistry degree aims to prepare professionals for the development of research in industries or academic institutions. The program offers strong theoretical and practical foundations, which enable graduates to become researchers and to pursue graduate studies in Chemistry. The continued studies in graduate school, especially in doctoral programs, allows graduates to teach in universities or in research centers. The program also provides students with knowledge of the techniques currently used in chemical laboratories.

The Chemistry Education degree prepares professionals for the teaching of chemistry in upper secondary school. It includes studies on fundamental aspects of all areas of chemistry, knowledge of basic laboratory techniques, and the teaching of adequate pedagogical skills. Among the courses taught are: School Organization, Chemistry Education, Tools and Strategies for Teaching Chemistry, Experimental Chemistry Class Environments, Teaching Methodology, Educational Psychology, Brazilian Sign Language and Didactics.

The Chemical Technology degree aims to qualify professionals mainly for industrial activity. The graduate is qualified for a career in the development of chemical products and processes, especially in Fine Chemistry, a field dedicated to the development of more elaborate products, such as catalysts, dyes, food additives and pharmaceuticals. The program includes courses in Chemical Industries, Fermentation Technology, Fine Chemical and Applied Chemistry, and Industrial Economics and Organization. The graduate can work in the production and previous or complementary treatments of chemicals and waste. They may also work in the operation, maintenance, direction and execution of chemical industry operations, processes and processing.

Learn more about the Chemistry degrees offered on the Florianópolis Campus by watching this video (in Portuguese):


Program Length:
8 semesters (4 years)
Classes held during the day.