Synthetic and Catalytic Chemistry Specialist

The Synthetic and Catalytic Chemistry focuses on the fundamentals and practical aspects of modern synthetic organic and inorganic chemistry, and the understanding and applications of catalytic reactions. The program will prepare students for career paths as synthetic / discovery chemists, in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, biomedical, crop protection, materials and related sectors, or for academic research and teaching positions. This program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.


Professor Rob Batey, Synthetic Organic Chemistry

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)

First Year: ( CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/( CHM135H1/​CHM139H, CHM136H1/​CHM138H); ( MAT135H1MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1; ( PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)

Second and Higher Years:

  1. BCH210H1CHM217H1, ( CHM220H1/​ CHM222H1 and CHM223H1), CHM238Y1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1
  2. CHM317H1CHM338H1CHM342H1CHM343H1CHM347H1CHM348H1
  3. CHM432H1CHM440H1CHM441H1CHM443H1
  4. CHM499Y1/​ PHC489Y1 and/or CHM398H0 in areas relevant to the program with prior approval by the Department
  5. Additional 300/400-series courses in CHM, including CHM325H1CHM328H1CHM379H1CHM416H1CHM434H1CHM437H1CHM447H1 and CHM479H1 to a total of 14.0 credits.