This is an upper level course that offers students an experimental or theoretical research problem under the supervision of a faculty member. Students are expected to spend approximately 260 hours during the academic year on their research problem. Students following the Chemistry Specialist program, or one of the joint specialist programs involving Chemistry (Biological Chemistry, Chemical Physics, Materials Science, Environmental Chemistry, Synthetic and Catalytic Chemistry) are strongly encouraged to consider taking this course. The opportunity for doing original work in one of the branches of chemistry in the atmosphere of a research laboratory is a very valuable one, not only for prospective graduate work, but also for many other endeavours.
Enrolment in this course is limited and application for admission should be made to the Department in the preceding Winter Session.
The application form (PDF) may be filled out electronically and submitted to the undergraduate office. Projects in the areas of environmental, analytical, physical, inorganic, materials, organic and biological chemistry are offered. Students are encouraged to visit the faculty.s website prior to submission of their applications to get some ideas of the group research and indicate their choice of areas of interest on the application.