Program Requirements

Enrolment Requirements:

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Variable Minimum Grade Average
A minimum grade average is needed for entry, and this minimum changes each year depending on available spaces and the number of applicants. The following courses must be completed:

• BIO120H1 and BIO130H1
• ( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
• ( PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)

To ensure that students admitted to the program will be successful, applicants with a final grade lower than 60%, or a grade average lower than 70% will not be considered for admission. Please note that obtaining this minimum final grade or minimum grade average does not guarantee admission to the program.


NOTE: Some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites. 


Completion Requirements:

(13.0 credits, including 1.0 credit from 400-level courses)

NOTE: Some of the courses listed below may have prerequisites.

First Year:

  1. BIO120H1BIO130H1
  2. CHM135H1 and CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
  3. PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)

Second Year:

  1. BCH210H1
  2. BIO230H1
  3. CHM220H1/​ CHM222H1CHM223H1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended/ CHM247H1)
  4. PCL201H1
  5. PHC230H1

Third Year:

  1. CHM217H1
  2. PHC300H1PHC301H1PHC320H1PHC330H1PHC340Y1

Fourth Year:

  1. PHC489Y1/​ CHM499Y1/ CHM395Y1
  2. 2.0 credits from: CHM317H1CHM342H1CHM347H1CHM379H1CHM410H1CHM414H1CHM417H1CHM427H1CHM440H1JPM300H1JPM400Y1PCL362H1PCL386H1PHC331H1PHC401H1PHC420H1PHC421H1PHC430H1PHC431H1PHC432H1PHC435H1PHC460H1PHC462H1PHC470H1PSL300H1PSL301H1

Note that not all of the 400-level PHC courses are offered every academic year.

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.

12 or 16-Month Internship Program to Qualified Students

Arts & Science Internship Program

Students in this program have the option to request enrolment in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream. Students can apply for the ASIP stream after Year 1 (Year 2 entry) or after Year 2 (Year 3 entry). Full details about ASIP, including student eligibility, selection and enrolment, are available in the ASIP section of the Arts & Science Academic Calendar. Please note that space is more limited for Year 3 entry and students applying for Year 3 entry must have been admitted to the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist in the Summer after Year 2.


This page was updated on June 13, 2024.  Please consult the Arts & Science Academic Calender for the most up-to-date program requirements.