Chemistry Major

The Chemistry Major Program provides exposure to the course areas of chemistry together with appropriate courses in mathematics during the first two years and allows students to follow a particular area or areas of interest during the third year and fourth year.  The program is extremely flexible in its design in that students may focus their studies in the traditional sub-disciplines of inorganic, analytical, organic, or physical chemistry during the second year, and then progress to take upper-year courses in these areas or in additional sub-disciplines including biological, materials and environmental chemistry.  Students gain extensive laboratory experience throughout the program from whichever path they choose to take.


Professor Andrew Dicks, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

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:

(8.0 credits, including at least one 0.5 CHM credit at the 400-level)

First Year: ( CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1); ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

Second Year:

At least two of the following four options:

Third Year: At least two of CHM317H1CHM327H1CHM338H1CHM343H1CHM348H1CHM379H1

Fourth Year: Additional 200/300/400-level CHM courses to a total of 7.0 credits ( CHM299H1CHM299Y1CHM396Y0CHM397H0CHM398H0CHM398Y0CHM399H1CHM399Y1 excluded). Students may count either CHM395Y1 or CHM499Y1 towards Chemistry Major requirements.


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