Environmental Chemistry Specialist

This program will not be accepting students effective Fall 2021


The Environmental Chemistry Program includes the study of chemical pollutants and natural processes that govern their fate and effects in the environment. The program involves a solid foundation in chemistry with specialized courses in environmental and analytical chemistry; breadth environmental science courses are offered through the School of the Environment. Sufficient flexibility is available to allow students to focus on an area of specific interest. This program may lead to employment either in the public or private sector or further graduate work in applied chemistry.


Professor Jennifer Murphy, Environmental Chemistry

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%.

Fourteen (14) full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course, are required to complete this program.

First Year: (BIO120H1BIO130H1/​BIO220H1); CHM151Y1 (strongly recommended)/(CHM135H1/​CHM139H1CHM136H1/​CHM138H1); (MAT135H1MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1

First or Second Year:(PHY131H1PHY132H1)/(PHY151H1PHY152H1)

Second and Higher Years:

  1. CHM217H1, (CHM220H1/​CHM222H1,CHM221H1/​CHM223H1)/CHM225Y1CHM238Y1CHM247H1/​CHM249H1; (CHM210H1GGR203H1/​GGR314H1); STA220H1/​GGR270H1
  2. CHM310H1CHM410H1CHM415H1ENV234H1, (ENV221H1,ENV222H1), ENV334H1/​ENV341H1/​ENV346H1
  3. One additional FCE from 300/400-series CHM courses
  4. ENV421H1/​CHM499Y1/​CHM398H0 (in areas relevant to the program with prior approval by the Department).
  5. Further courses from any 300/400 series courses with DR=SCI, BR=4 or BR=5 such that the total FCE for the specialist is 14.