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B.Sc. with Honours in Chemistry

Year 1
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 1113 Introductory Chemistry 1 Chem 1123 Introductory Chemistry 2
Math 1013 Introductory Calculus 1 Math 1023 Introductory Calculus 2
Phys 1013 Introductory Physics 1 Phys 1023 Introductory Physics 1
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Each term you will need to take two elective classes. You should consider making one of these an Arts elective, such as English or French, towards your Arts requirements.

If you wish to take another Science course, such as Biology, it is important to realise that the required Chemistry, Math and Physics courses all involve laboratories.

Recommended Electives:
Biol 1113 and Biol 1123 Organisms and Their Environment 1 & 2
Engl 1406 (or Engl1413 and Engl1423) Writing and Reading Critically

Year 2
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 2303 Inorganic Chemistry 1 Chem 2103 Physical Chemistry 1
Chem 2513 Organic Chemistry 1 Chem 2533 Organic Chemistry 2
Chem 2813 Analytical Chemistry 1 Chem 2713 Biochemistry 1
Math 2013 Advanced Calculus Math 2023 Differential Equations 1
Elective Elective
Year 3
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 3523 Structure Determination Chem 3103 Physical Chemistry 2
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3113 Physical Chemistry 3
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3XXX or 4XXX
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Chem 3990
   
Courses normally offered in the fall semester: Courses normally offered in the winter semester:
Chem 3723 Metabolism Chem 3303 Inorganic Chemistry 2: Main Group
Chem 3823 Analytical Chemistry 2 Chem 3313 Inorganic Chemistry 2: Transition Metals
  Chem 3513 Intermediate Organic Chemistry

 

Year 4
Fall Semester Winter Semester
← Chem 4996 Honours Thesis →
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3XXX or 4XXX
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

 

Notes:

  1. A minimum of 3h Chemistry at the 4000-level is required.
  2. Students considering the Honours Program must achieve a grade of at least B- in their chemistry courses.

B.Sc. with Major in Chemistry

Year 1
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 1113 Introductory Chemistry 1 Chem 1123 Introductory Chemistry 2
Math 1013 Introductory Calculus 1 Math 1023 Introductory Calculus 2
Phys 1013 Introductory Physics 1 Phys 1023 Introductory Physics 2
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

Each term you will need to take two elective classes. You should consider making one of these an Arts elective, such as English or French, towards your Arts requirements.

If you wish to take another Science course, such as Biology, it is important to realise that the required Chemistry, Math and Physics courses all involve laboratories.

Recommended Electives:
Biol 1113 and Biol 1123 Organisms and Their Environment 1 & 2
Engl 1406 (or Engl1413 and Engl1423) Writing and Reading Critically

Year 2
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 2303 Inorganic Chemistry 1 Chem 2103 Physical Chemistry 1
Chem 2513 Organic Chemistry 1 Chem 2533 Organic Chemistry 2
Chem 2813 Analytical Chemistry 1 Chem 2713 Biochemistry 1
Math 2013 Advanced Calculus Math XXXX Any Math Course
Elective Elective
Year 3
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 3523 Structure Determination Chem 3103 Physical Chemistry 2
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3XXX or 4XXX
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3XXX or 4XXX
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Chem 3990
   
Courses normally offered in the fall semester: Courses normally offered in the winter semester:
Chem 3723 Metabolism Chem 3113 Quantum Chemistry
Chem 3823 Analytical Chemistry 2 Chem 3303 Inorganic Chemistry 2: Main Group
  Chem 3313 Inorganic Chemistry 2: Transition Metals
  Chem 3513 Intermediate Organic Chemistry

 

Year 4
Fall Semester Winter Semester
Chem 3XXX or 4XXX Chem 3XXX or 4XXX
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective
Elective Elective

 

Notes:

  1. A minimum of 3h Chemistry at the 4000-level is required.
  2. Chemistry courses must be completed with a grade of at least C-, as well as math courses if you want to count them towards a minor.

B.Sc. with Double Major, Chemistry as First Major

Chem 1113/1123 Introductory Chemistry 1 & 2 or Chem 1013/1023 Fundamental Chemistry 1 & 2

Chem 2303 Inorganic Chemistry 1, Chem 2513 Organic Chemistry 1, Chem 2813 Analytical Chemistry 1

24h additional chemistry courses, of which 18h must be at the 3000 level or above (chosen in consultation with the chemistry department)

Math 1013/1023 Introductory Calculus 1 & 2

Phys1013/1023 Introductory Physics 1 & 2 or Phys1053/1063 General Physics 1 & 2


B.Sc. with Double Major, Chemistry as Second Major

30h Chemistry chosen in consultation with the Chemistry Department

6h from: Math 1013/1023 or Math 1213/1223 or Math 2233/2243


Professional Programs in the Health Sciences

Many of our chemistry students go on to professional programs in the health sciences (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, etc.). Students interested in pursuing a career in health science are encouraged to arrange an appointment to talk with our health sciences advisor.

More information about the necessary courses for common health science programs can be found on the Health Sceinces Advisor's website. A summary of suggested courses for various health science programs can be found here.


Although this information has been prepared with care, the Registrar makes the final decision on degree requirements.