BSc or BA (120 credit hour) Major in Chemistry

The 120 credit hour Major is suited to students who want to focus on Chemistry, but wish to have a program that is somewhat less constrained than the Honours program. Chemistry Majors complete a minimum of 45 credit hours in Chemistry courses above the 1000 level. Research and other experiential learning opportunities are available through laboratories and research project classes. Like the Honours degree, the 120 credit hour Major program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

A Co-op option is available for students enrolled in a 120 credit hour BSc Major program in Chemistry. See Co-operative Education Program.

Departmental requirements

In addition to fulfilling the requirements outlined in the Academic Regulations and College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements sections, students in a BSc or BA Major program in Chemistry must complete the following courses:

1000 level
  • CHEM 1011.03: Concepts in Chemistry: Structure and Reactivity/CHEM 1012.03: Concepts in Chemistry: Energy and Equilibrium, or CHEM 1021.03: Engineering Chemistry I/CHEM 1022.03: Engineering Chemistry II, or equivalent
  • MATH 1000.03: Differential and Integral Calculus I/MATH 1010.03: Differential and Integral Calculus II, or equivalent
  • PHYC 1190.03/PHYC 1290.03: Introduction to Physics, or PHYC 1310.03/PHYC 1320.03: Physics In and Around You, or equivalent
2000 level
  • CHEM 2101.03: Introductory Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 2201.03: Introductory Analytical Chemistry
  • CHEM 2301.03: Introduction to Physical Chemistry I and CHEM 2304.03: Introductory Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 2401.03: Introductory Organic Chemistry: Structure, Concepts of Mechanisms and Spectroscopy and CHEM 2402.03: Introductory Organic Chemistry: Reactivity of Functional Groups
3000 level
  • CHEM 3103.03: Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
  • CHEM 3203.03: Advanced Analytical Laboratory
  • CHEM 3305.03: Materials Science
  • CHEM 3401.03: Intermediate Organic Chemistry or CHEM 3404.03: Intermediate Organic Chemistry - Physical Organic and Spectroscopy
  • CHEM 3601.03: Chemistry of Living Systems
Additional Requirements
  • Six additional hours from a combination of MATH 1030.03, MATH 2XXX, any STAT course, CSCI 1100.03, CSCI 1101.01, CSCI 1105.03, CSCI 1110.03
  • A minimum of 12 additional CHEM credit hours at or above the 2000 level, including at least 3 credit hours at or above the 3000 level
  • Combined lab hours across CHEM 3XXX and 4XXX must be >190.