Chemical Physics Specialist

The Chemical Physics Program is appropriate for students whose interests lie in the interdisciplinary area between chemistry and physics. It includes key courses in physical chemistry and certain areas of physics (including electromagnetism and classical mechanics) and allows students to take additional courses in either physics or chemistry depending on their primary interest. It can lead to graduate work in physical chemistry or in a number of areas of physics.


Professor Jeremy Schofield, Physical Chemistry

Enrolment Requirements:

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

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

• ( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1) (63% in each)/ CHM151Y1 (63%)

Completion Requirements:

(14.0 credits, including 1.5 credits from 400-level courses)

First Year:

  1. CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/ ( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1)
  2. MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1
  3. PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)

Higher Years:

  1. APM346H1CHM222H1CHM223H1CHM326H1/​ PHY356H1CHM327H1CHM328H1MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1MAT244H1MAT334H1PHY250H1PHY254H1PHY354H1PHY350H1CHM423H1/​ PHY456H1
  2. 2.0 credits from: CHM210H1CHM217H1CHM238Y1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1CHM310H1CHM317H1CHM338H1CHM348H1CHM415H1
  3. Additional 400-level CHM/PHY half-credit courses to a total of 14.0 credits