Program Requirements

The Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialist Program is a limited enrolment POSt (Program of Study) that can only accommodate a limited number of students. Eligibility will be based on a student’s mark(s) in the required course(s). The precise mark thresholds outlined below are an estimate of what will be required in the coming POSt admission cycle. Achieving those mark(s) does not necessarily guarantee admission to the POSt in any given year.

BIO120H1, BIO130H1, CHM (136H1/138H1, 135H1/139H1)/151Y1, PHY (131H1, 132H1)/(151H1, 152H1)  with an average of at least 70% in these 3.0 full-course equivalents (FCEs) and a final mark of at least 60% in each course.

(13.0 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)


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

First Year:

BIO120H1, BIO130H1; CHM (136H1/138H1, 135H1/139H1)/151Y1; PHY (131H1, 132H1)/PHY (151H1, 152H1)

Second Year:

BCH210H1; BIO230H1; CHM220H1/CHM222H1, CHM223H1; CHM 247H1/249H1; PHC230H1

Third Year: 

CHM217H1; PCL201H1; PHC300H1; PHC301H1; PHC320H1; PHC330H1; PHC340Y1

Fourth Year: 

  1. PHC489Y1 or CHM499Y1
  2. Two full-course equivalents from: CHM317H1; CHM342H1; CHM347H1; CHM379H1; CHM410H1; CHM414H1; CHM417H1; CHM427H1; CHM440H1; PCL362H1; PHC331H1; PHC401H1; PHC420H1, PHC421; PHC430H1; PHC431H1; PHC432H1; PHC435H1; PHC460H1; PHC462H1, PHC470H1; PSL300H1, PSL301H1

*Please note that not all of the 400-series PHC courses are offered every academic year.


12 or 16-Month Internship Program to Qualified Students

We also offer an optional 12 or 16-month internship program to qualified students. This is a project-based, paid employment placement that takes place between the third and fourth years of undergraduate study. It provides the student with an opportunity to apply the knowledge acquired in the first three years of university to private or public-sector settings. Placements are available in pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, university research labs, university-affiliated organizations, or government research agencies.

For more information please visit the Professional Experience Year (PEY) Internship site.