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:

• ( CHM135H1CHM136H1) (63% in each)/ CHM151Y1 (63%)

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, starting Fall 2024). 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 the majority of students enter ASIP in Fall term of Year 2. Space is more limited for Year 3 entry. Students applying for Year 3 entry must have been admitted to the Chemical Physics Specialist in the Summer after Year 2.

Completion Requirements:

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

First Year:

  1. CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/ ( CHM135H1CHM136H1)
  2. MAT135H1MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1
  3. PHY131H1PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1PHY152H1)

Higher Years:

  1. APM346H1CHM222H1CHM223H1CHM326H1/​ PHY356H1CHM327H1CHM328H1MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1MAT244H1MAT334H1PHY250H1PHY254H1PHY354H1PHY350H1CHM423H1/​ PHY456H1
  2. 2.0 credits from: CHM210H1CHM217H1, ( CHM236H1CHM237H1)/ CHM238Y1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1CHM310H1CHM317H1CHM338H1CHM348H1CHM415H1
  3. Additional 400-level CHM/PHY 0.5 credit courses to a total of 14.0 credits. (Note: CHM395Y1 can be used toward this requirement).

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


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