Honours BSc Chemistry with Thesis and Concentrations

The Honours BSc Chemistry with Thesis program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits,with at least 10.5 senior Chemistry credits. Not more than 6.5 credits may be at the 100 level. All requirements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Notes 1-3):

Year 1
CH110, CH111; both MA100 and MA101 (or both MA102 and MA103);
PC131 (or PC141), PC132 (or PC142)
2.0 elective credits (refer to Note 4)

Year 2
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH225, CH250, CH261, CH262
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 4)

Year 3
CH213, CH226, CH301, CH313; either CH340 or CH345; CH390 (refer to Note 4)
1.0 CH credit (refer to Notes 4 and 5)
ST231 (or ST230);
0.5 elective credit (refer to Note 3)

Year 4
CH490‡ (refer to Note 2)
1.5 additional CH credits (refer to Notes 5,6 and 7)
2.0 elective credits (refer to Note 4)

Program Regulations

  1. While the above schedule constitutes the recommended sequence satisfying program requirements, other sequences are possible. Many of the required courses have one or more prerequisites and students are advised to be cautious in departing from the recommended schedule. 
  2. Requirements for admission to this program include (i) completion of at least 14.0 credits in the Honours BSc Chemistry program with a minimum GPA of 5.0 in Chemistry courses and an overall GPA of 5.0 and (ii) admission to CH490. Admission to CH490, and thus to the Honours BSc Chemistry with Thesis program is not guaranteed. It will depend on the number of available faculty supervisors with preference given to students with a Chemistry GPA of at least 7.0. Students must apply for admission to CH490 through the Department of Chemistry. Contact the chair of the department for information on application procedures and deadlines.
  3. Graduation from this program requires a minimum GPA of 5.0 in Chemistry courses, an overall GPA of 5.0 and successful completion of CH490.
  4. Electives must include at least 1.0 credit from outside of the major discipline(s) of which 0.5 credit must be from a discipline outside of those offered by the Faculty of Science.
  5. Students are encouraged to enroll in CH390 in Year 3 but are not required to do so and may replace CH390 with a 0.5 CH credit at the 300 or 400 level.

Honours BSc Chemistry with Thesis and Concentrations

Elective Chemistry credits can be applied toward a concentration. A student may choose to follow one of three concentrations in the program and this will be printed on a transcript. The concentrations, with course requirements, are as follows:

Note: CH490‡ in a related topic may be counted toward these concentrations.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions April 1, 2019: CH457 deleted; effective September 1, 2019.