Environmental Chemistry Major


This program focuses on development of fundamental skills in instrumental and mechanistic chemical analysis that are required to understand the sources, fate and impacts of both organic and inorganic contaminants in soil, water, air, and biological tissues. It involves a solid foundation in chemistry with specialized courses in environmental and analytical chemistry, and contains flexibility for students to select additional courses in areas of study of most interest to them.


Professor J. Murphy, Environmental 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:

Completion Requirements:

(8.0 credits)

First Year:
1. ( CHM135H1CHM136H1)/ CHM151Y1
2. ( MAT135H1MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1

Second Year:
3. CHM210H1CHM217H1
4. ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1
CHM220H1/​ CHM222H1 is strongly recommended.)

Third Year:
5. CHM310H1
6. At least 1.0 credit from: CHM317H1CHM327H1CHM338H1CHM343H1CHM348H1CHM379H1

Fourth Year:
7. CHM410H1 and CHM415H1

8. Additional 200/300/400-level CHM courses to a total of 7.0 CHM credits ( CHM299H1CHM299Y1CHM396Y0CHM397H0CHM398H0CHM398Y0CHM399H1CHM399Y1 excluded).


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