Chemistry Major

For students wishing to take some chemistry courses but who do not wish to follow one of the specialist programs, the Department also offers Chemistry Major and Minor programs.


Professor Andrew Dicks, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies

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%.

Eight (8) full courses or their equivalent, including at least one CHM half-course equivalent at the 400-level, are required to complete this program.

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

Second Year: At least two of CHM217H1CHM220H1/​CHM222H1/​CHM225Y1CHM238Y1, (CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/CHM247H1

Third Year:At least two of CHM317H1CHM327H1CHM338H1CHM343H1CHM348H1CHM379H1

Fourth Year: Further 200/300/400-level CHM courses to make a total of seven CHM full course equivalents (CHM299Y1CHM396Y0CHM397H0CHM398H0CHM398Y0CHM399Y1 excluded)