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

This is a limited enrolment program.  All students who request the program and obtain at least the specified mark(s) in the required courses will be eligible to enrol. Consult the Registration Handbook & Timetable for details.

Courses for admission: CHM135H1/​CHM139H1 and CHM136H1/​CHM138H1 or CHM151Y1 with a minimum mark of 63%.

Fourteen (14) full courses or their equivalent, including at least 1.5 400-series courses are required to complete this program.

First Year:(CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/(CHM135H1/​CHM139H1CHM136H1/​CHM138H1), (MAT135H1MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/​MAT157Y1; (PHY131H1PHY132H1)/(PHY151H1PHY152H1)

Higher Years:

  1. APM346H1; (CHM222H1CHM223H1)/CHM225Y1CHM326H1CHM327H1CHM328H1MAT223H1/​MAT240H1MAT235Y1/​MAT237Y1MAT244H1MAT334H1PHY250H1PHY254H1PHY354H1PHY350H1CHM423H1/​PHY356H1
  2. Two full course equivalents from CHM217H1CHM238Y1, (CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/CHM247H1CHM310H1CHM317H1CHM338H1CHM348H1CHM415H1
  3. Further 400-series half-courses in CHM/PHY to make a total of 14 full courses