Chemistry Specialist

The Chemistry Specialist Program provides a broad coverage of the core areas of chemistry together with appropriate courses in mathematics and physics during the first three years, and allows students to follow a particular area of interest or a more general program in fourth year. The program is suitable for professional work in any area of chemistry and for entry into graduate school to continue work in any of the sub-fields of chemistry, provided that appropriate options are chosen in fourth year. This program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.


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:

(14.0 credits, including at least 3.0 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)

Second Year:

  1. CHM217H1CHM220H1/​ CHM222H1CHM223H1CHM238Y1CHM249H1
  2. MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1

Third and Fourth Years:

  1. BCH210H1CHM326H1/​ CHM328H1CHM327H1
  2. Additional credits from 300/400-level CHM/MAT/another science, including at least three of CHM317H1CHM338H1CHM343H1CHM379H1CHM410H1CHM499Y1/​ PHC489Y1. Minimum 3.0 CHM credits at the 400-level to a total of 14.0 credits.