High School Admission Pre-requisites

To complete one of the eleven undergraduate programs of study in the Department of Chemistry, you must first apply for admission to the Faculty of Arts & Science in either the Physical and Mathematical Sciences or the Life Sciences admission categories.

Admission to either of these categories requires the completion of Ontario senior level (Grade 12) high school courses in English and Calculus & Vectors. Additional high school course preparation (specific to each of the programs of study in chemistry) is also required, and may include Grade 12 Biology, Chemistry and Physics.

Our chemistry course offerings for first-year students are the following: CHM151Y (Chemistry: The Molecular Science, full-year), CHM135H (Chemistry: Physical Principles, half-year) and CHM136H (Introductory Organic Chemistry I, half-year). Completion of either CHM151Y (very highly recommended) or the combination of CHM135H and CHM136H is required to pursue any of the Programs of Study in Chemistry. Note that as of September 2020, CHM135H is a pre-requisite course for CHM136H.

For information about  equivalencies of high school courses from other provinces and countries, please see the University of Toronto's Admissions and Awards web site.