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The following programs are offered in the Chemistry department:

Honours Major Programs

Regular:

Honours Biochemistry* (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Biochemistry* (Biotechnology Option) (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Biology and Chemistry* (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Chemistry*
Honours Chemistry (with Options)

Honours Chemical Physics* (joint with Physics Department)
Honours Environmental Chemistry*
Honours Geochemistry* (joint with Earth Sciences Department)
Honours Science and Business (Biochemistry Option) (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Science and Business (Chemistry Option)

Co-operative:

Honours Co-operative Biochemistry* (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Co-operative Biochemistry* (Biotechnology Option) (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Co-operative Biology and Chemistry* (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Co-operative Chemistry*
Honours Co-operative Chemistry (with Options)

Honours Co-operative Chemical Physics* (joint with Physics Department)
Honours Co-operative Environmental Chemistry*
Honours Co-operative Geochemistry* (joint with Earth Sciences Department)
Honours Science and Business (Biochemistry Option) (joint with Biology Department)
Honours Science and Business (Chemistry Option)

Minor in Chemistry

* These programs fulfill the academic requirements for professional membership in The Chemical Institute of Canada.

Notes to all Honours Chemistry Students

X0X trans- or inter-subdisciplinary courses
X1X inorganic chemistry
X2X analytical chemistry
X3X biochemistry
X5X physical chemistry
X6X organic chemistry
X7X polymer chemistry
X9X individualised courses (research projects, etc.)

Technical Electives

The following list indicates those courses which normally serve as technical electives with Chemistry content. It is not claimed that this list is exhaustive, but it does contain most courses which are suitable as electives with sufficient chemistry content.
CHEM 233; 237; 303; 305; CHEM 333; CHEM 404; CHEM 406; CHEM 411; CHEM 412; CHEM 413A-Z; CHEM 421; CHEM 425A-Z; CHEM 432; CHEM 433; CHEM 434A-Z; CHEM 435; CHEM 450; CHEM 452A-Z; CHEM 464; CHEM 465A-Z; CHEM 470; CHEM 471; PHYS 359 (antireq: CHEM 358); CH E 036; 574; BIOL 454; EARTH 221; 421; 459.

Honours Major Programs Regular

Honours Biochemistry

(see 'Biology')

Honours Biochemistry (Biotechnology Option)

(see 'Biology')

Honours Biology and Chemistry

(see 'Biology')

Honours Chemistry

Program Advisors: Professors F.R. McCourt and L.J. Brubacher

Continuation in Honours Chemistry requires a cumulative overall average of 60% and an average of 60% in all Chemistry lecture courses each term.

In order to graduate with an Honours Chemistry degree, the following requirements must be successfully completed:

  1. 24.5 credits including 5.5 lab credits.
  2. In Years Three and Four, students must choose six courses from the list of Technical Electives with Chemistry content (see list above).
  3. One of PHYS 222/222L, 252/252L, 256/256L, 259/259L.
  4. Students are encouraged to include in their program an ethics course such as STV 100, PHIL 215, 221, SCI 263, 265.
  5. Failure of more than two courses in the field of specialization will result in the requirement to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  6. Mandatory courses as listed below.
  7. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.


Year One


Fall
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
MATH 125 Applied Linear Algebra 1
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Winter
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 112/112L Physics 2/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year Two


Fall
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 254/254L Chemical Thermodynamics 1/Laboratory
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
MATH 228 Differential Equations


Winter
CHEM 213 Chemistry of Main-Group Elements
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 256 Introductory Quantum Mechanics
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
PHYS elective (0.75 credit) (Winter, Year 2 or Fall, Year 3; see note 3 above)
One Elective (0.5 credit)


Year Three


Fall*
CHEM 312/312L Transition Metal Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 362 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Winter*
CHEM 313 Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
CHEM 358/358L Statistical Thermodynamics/Laboratory
CHEM 368/368L Synthetic Organic Chemistry/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year Four


CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory
Eight electives (4.0 credits)


* Note that CHEM 312L, 358L and 368L may be taken in either of the 3A or 3B terms, and may be taken with, before or after CHEM 312, 358, 359 and 368.

Honours Chemistry (with Options)

HONOURS CHEMISTRY (Mathematics Option)

Program Advisor: Professor F.R. McCourt

This program combines the Honours Chemistry core with an enriched background in mathematics. It is suitable preparation for work in Theoretical Chemistry or Chemical Physics, or for the student whose interests and abilities lie in a mathematical direction.

Students wishing to follow this program on the Co-operative system of study should first speak to Professor McCourt (Chemistry) and to Mr. R. Roach of the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Continuation in Honours Chemistry (Mathematics Option) requires a cumulative overall average of 60%. In addition, a 60% average must be obtained each term in all Chemistry lecture courses. A 60% average is also required in all Mathematics courses.

In order to graduate with an Honours Chemistry (Mathematics Option) degree, the following requirements must be successfully completed:

  1. 23.5 credits including 4.5 lab credits.
  2. In Year Two, one of PHYS 222/222L, 252/252L, 256/256L, 259/259L.
  3. Students are encouraged to include in their program an ethics course such as STV 100, PHIL 215, 221, SCI 263, 265.
  4. Failure of more than one course in the field of specialization will result in the student being required to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  5. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.
  6. Mandatory courses as listed below.


Year One


Fall
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
MATH 125 Applied Linear Algebra 1 (or MATH 115 Linear Algebra, or MATH 136 Linear Algebra 1, Winter)
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One CS elective (0.5 credit) (CS 102 recommended)


Winter
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 112/112L Physics 2/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit) (MATH 126 recommended)


Year Two


Fall
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 254/254L Chemical Thermodynamics 1/Laboratory
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
MATH 227P Calculus 3 (or MATH 217 Calculus 3 or AM 231 Calculus 4)
MATH 228 Differential Equations


Winter
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 256 Introductory Quantum Mechanics
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
PHYS elective (0.75 credit) (Fall or Winter, see note 2 above)
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year Three


(Fall and Winter combined)
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 312/312L Transition Metal Chemistry/Laboratory
or CHEM 313 Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Material
CHEM 358/358L Statistical Thermodynamics/Laboratory
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CS 212 Programming Principles and Practice
PHYS 364 Mathematical Physics 1
PHYS 365 Mathematical Physics 2
Four electives (2.0 credits)


Year Four


CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory
Three Chemistry electives (1.5 credits) mainly from 400-level courses
Three Mathematics electives (1.5 credits) mainly from 300- or 400-level courses
Two other electives (1.0 credit)


HONOURS CHEMISTRY (Thesis Option)

Program Advisor: Professor S. Collins

Students who have achieved an average of 80% in all Chemistry courses, and a cumulative overall average of 80%, may request to complete their degrees with a reduced course load and an increased research load. Admission is by interview after completion of Year Two in any Honours Chemistry or Biochemistry program, Regular or Co-operative.


Years One and Two
As at present in any Honours Chemistry or Biochemistry program


Years Three and Four


For students enrolled in any Honours Chemistry Program at the end of Year Two: CHEM 323 and completion of core course requirements in two of three subdisciplines outside the thesis area and one of CHEM 496A-E, plus research courses, CHEM 392A/B and CHEM 495A/B. (A typical sequence of required courses for a student completing a degree in this program and specializing in, for example, organic chemistry, would be CHEM 312/313, 358/359 and 496D).


For students enrolled in any Honours Biochemistry Program at the end of Year Two: CHEM 323, 357 and completion of core course requirements in two of three subdisciplines outside the thesis area and CHEM 496B, plus research courses, CHEM 392A/B and 495A/B. (A typical sequence of required courses for a student completing a degree in this program and specializing in biochemistry would be CHEM 312/313, 362/368 and 496B).


Student performance is assessed by an Advisory Committee at the end of each academic term. Assessment is based on research-related activities (70%) and general knowledge of Chemistry (30%), and a satisfactory performance in each category will be required.

Honours Chemical Physics (Joint with Physics Department)

Program Advisors: Professor J.W. Hepburn (Chemistry) and Professor W.K. Liu (Physics)

Chemical Physics is an emerging scientific discipline which includes roughly equal parts of both of the traditional fields of Chemistry and Physics.

Students wishing to follow this program in the Co-operative system of study should first speak to Professor Liu (Physics), Professor Hepburn (Chemistry), and to Mr. R. Roach of the Department of Co-operative Education and Career Services.

Continuation in this program requires a cumulative overall average of 60%. In addition, a 60% average must be obtained in all Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics courses attempted in each term.

In order to graduate from this program, the following requirements must be successfully completed:

  1. 21.75 credits, including 4.0 laboratory credits, or 2.5 laboratory credits plus PHYS 437A, PHYS 437B.
  2. Students failing more than two Mathematics, Chemistry or Physics courses will be required to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry or the Physics Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  3. The courses identified in the core program must be taken. Students are encouraged to select electives from the lists of recommended electives, but other choices may be made in consultation with the program advisors.
  4. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.


Year One


Fall
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
MATH 125 Applied Linear Algebra 1
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Winter
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 122/122L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 2/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Recommended Year One Electives
ENGL 109, 140R
PHIL 215
Students with weak background in computer programming are advised to take CS 102 as an elective.


Year Two


Fall
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 254 Chemical Thermodynamics 1
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 239 Digital Computation
PHYS 252/252L Electricity and Magnetism 1/Laboratory
MATH 227P Calculus 3 for Honours Physics


Winter
CHEM 256 Introductory Quantum Mechanics (or PHYS 234 Quantum Physics 1)
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 253/253L Electricity and Magnetism 2/Laboratory
MATH 228 Differential Equations (or MATH 218 Differential Equations)
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Recommended Year Two Electives
AM 251
CHEM 223/223L, 224L, 264
PHYS 256/256L, 259/259L, 263


Year Three


Fall
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 360A Intermediate Laboratory (or CHEM 254L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 1)
PHYS 364 Mathematical Physics 1
Students wishing to take PHYS 434 in Year Four should take PHYS 334 as elective
Three electives (1.5 credit)


Winter
CHEM 313/312L Chemistry of Inorganic and Solid State Materials/Laboratory
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
PHYS 359 Statistical Mechanics (or CHEM 358 Statistical Thermodynamics)
PHYS 360B Intermediate Laboratory (or CHEM 358L Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2)
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Year Four


Fall
CHEM 312 Transition Metal Chemistry (or PHYS 435 Solid State Physics)
CHEM 452C Intermediate Quantum Chemistry (or PHYS 434 Quantum Physics 3)
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory (or PHYS 437A Research Project)
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Winter
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory (or PHYS 437B Research Project (continued))
PHYS 010 General Physics Seminar
Four electives (2.0 credits)


Recommended Year Three and Year Four Electives
AM 252
CHEM 452A-Z
PHYS 334, 352/352L, 353/353L, 365, 371A/B, 454


Honours Environmental Chemistry

Program Advisor : Professor J.J. Sloan

Continuation in Honours Environmental Chemistry requires a cumulative overall average of 60%. In addition, a 60% average must be obtained in all Chemistry lecture courses each term.

In order to graduate with an Honours Environmental Chemistry degree, the following requirements must successfully be completed:

  1. 22.75 credits including 3.75 lab credits.
  2. Failure of more than two courses in the field of specialization will result in a requirement to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  3. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.
  4. Mandatory courses as listed below.


Year One


Fall
BIOL 250 Ecology
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter /Laboratory
EARTH 121/121L The Planet We Live On/Laboratory
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory


Winter
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
EARTH 122/122L The Planet We Live Off/Laboratory
ENV S 201 Introduction to Environmental and Planning Law
MATH 128 Calculus 2


Year Two


Fall
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 254 Chemical Thermodynamics 1
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
EARTH 123/123L Introductory Hydrology/Laboratory


Winter
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
CS 102 Introduction to Programming for Scientific Applications (or GEN E 121 Digital Computation)
PHYS 112/112L Physics 2/Laboratory
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Year Three


Fall
CHEM 237/237L Introductory Biochemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 406 Environmental Organic Chemistry
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Winter
AM 250 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations (or MATH 228 Differential Equations for Physics and Chemistry)
CHEM 303 Ionic Equilibria
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
CHEM 404 Physicochemical Aspects of Natural Water
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year Four


Fall
CHEM 305 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory
Three electives (1.5 credits)


Winter
CHEM 425 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory
Three electives (1.5 credits)


Throughout the program the electives must include:
Four additional Chemistry courses (2.0 lecture credits)


Honours Geochemistry

Program Advisors : Professors F.R. McCourt and S. Frape

Continuation in Honours Geochemistry requires a cumulative overall average of at least 60% and an average of at least 60% in all Chemistry and Earth Science courses each term.

In order to graduate with an Honours Geochemistry degree, the following requirements must successfully be completed:

  1. 19.0 lecture credits, 3.25 laboratory credits and a research project and thesis (1.0 or 1.5 credits).
  2. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.
  3. Mandatory courses as listed below.
  4. Three Chemistry and three Earth Sciences technical electives chosen from CHEM 305, 312, 313, 359, 412, 421, 425, 452D; EARTH 421, 456, 458, 459. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Undergraduate Officers.
  5. Six freely chosen courses (3.0 credits). Especially recommended are BIOL 240, 241; ENGL 210C or 210E; ENV S 196, 201; GEOG 201, 303; MATH 125, 217 (or MATH 227P).


Year One


Fall
CHEM 120/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
EARTH 121/121L The Planet We Live On/Laboratory
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Winter
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
EARTH 122/122L The Planet We Live Off /Laboratory
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 122/122L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 2/Laboratory


Year Two


Fall
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry /Laboratory
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
EARTH 231 Mineralogy
EARTH 235 Stratigraphy and Earth History


Winter
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2 /Laboratory
EARTH 221 Geochemistry 1
MATH 228 Differential Equations (or MATH 218 Differential Equations)
PHYS 259/259L Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction/Laboratory
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year Three


Fall
CHEM 254/254L Chemical Thermodynamics 1/Laboratory
EARTH 123/123L Introductory Hydrology/Laboratory
EARTH 359 Flow Through Porous Media
Two electives* (1 credit)


Winter
CHEM 303 Ionic Equilibria
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
EARTH 238 Introductory Structural Geology
EARTH 358 Environmental Geology for Earth Scientists
EARTH 390 Methods in Geological Mapping
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year Four


Fall and Winter combined
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory (or EARTH 436A Honours Thesis)
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory (or EARTH 436B Honours Thesis)
Three electives (1.5 credits) from CHEM courses. Recommended:
CHEM 305 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 312 Transition Metal Chemistry
CHEM 313 Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 412 Radiochemistry
CHEM 421 Mass Spectrometry
CHEM 425 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 452D Chemical Thermodynamics 2,
Three electives (1.5 credits) from EARTH courses. Recommended:
EARTH 421 Geochemistry 2
EARTH 456 Groundwater Modelling
EARTH 458 Physical Hydrogeology
EARTH 459 Chemical Hydrogeology
Two electives* (1.0 credit)


*Highly recommended electives: BIOL 240, 241, ENGL 210C or 210E, MATH 125, 228 or AM 250, GEOG 201, 203, ENV S 195, 201.

HONOURS MAJOR PROGRAMS CO-OPERATIVE
Honours Co-operative Biochemistry

(see 'Biology')

Honours Co-operative Biochemistry (Biotechnology Option)

(see 'Biology')

Honours Co-operative Biology and Chemistry

(see 'Biology')

Honours Co-operative Chemistry

Program Advisors: Professors F.R. McCourt and L.J. Brubacher.

This program, which offers the Honours Chemistry courses integrated with six four-month work terms, extends over four and two-thirds years. (See 'Co-operative Education and Career Services' for more information on the Co-operative program.) Students work and study in alternate terms starting at the end of the 1B term, and ending with a double work term between terms 3B and 4A.

Continuance in Honours Co-operative Chemistry requires a cumulative overall average of 60%. In addition, students must achieve a 60% average in all Chemistry lecture courses each term.

In order to graduate with an Honours Co-operative Chemistry degree, the following requirements must be successfuly completed:

  1. 24.5 credits including 5.5 lab credits.
  2. In Years Three and Four, students must choose six Chemistry courses from the list of Technical Electives with Chemistry content.
  3. Normally, full-time enrollment in one of Years Two and Three.
  4. Normally, full-time enrollment in Year Four.
  5. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.
  6. A minimum of four work terms, and submission of a minimum of four satisfactory work reports.
  7. Students are encouraged to include in their program an ethics course such as STV 100, PHIL 215, 221, SCI 263, 265.
  8. Failure of more than two courses in the field of specialization will result in a requirement to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  9. Mandatory courses as listed below.


Year 1A (Fall)
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
MATH 125 Applied Linear Algebra 1
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year 1B (Winter)
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 112/112L Physics 2/Laboratory
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year 2A (Fall )
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 254/254L Chemical Thermodynamics 1/Laboratory
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
MATH 228 Differential Equations


Year 2B (Spring)
CHEM 213 Chemistry of Main-Group Elements
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 256 Introductory Quantum Mechanics
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
PHYS 259/259L* Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction/Laboratory
One electives (0.5 credit)


Year 3A** (Winter)
CHEM 313 Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
CHEM 358/358L Statistical Thermodynamics/Laboratory
CHEM 368/368L Synthetic Organic Chemistry
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year 3B** (Fall)
CHEM 312/312L Transition Metal Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 362 Mechanistic Organic Chemistry
Two electives (1.0 credit)


Year 4A (Fall)
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory
Four electives (2.0 credits)


Year 4B (Winter
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory
Four electives (2.0 credits)


* PHYS 222/222L; 252/252L; or 256/256L may be taken instead of PHYS 259/259L, if the PHYS elective is delayed until 3B (Fall).

**CHEM 312L, 358L and 368L may be taken in either of the 3A or 3B terms, and may be taken with, before or after CHEM 312, 358 and 368.

Honours Co-operative Environmental Chemistry

Program Advisor : Professor J.J. Sloan

Continuance in Honours Co-operative Environmental Chemistry requires a cumulative oerall average of 60%. In addition, a 60% average must be obtained in all Chemistry lecture courses each term

In order to graduate with an Honours Co-operative Environmental Chemistry degree, the following requirements must be successfully completed:

  1. 22.75 credits including 3.75 lab credits.
  2. Normally, full-time enrollment in one of Years Two and Three.
  3. Normally, full-time enrollment in Year Four.
  4. Successful completion of a minimum of four work terms, and submission of a minimum of four satisfactory work reports.
  5. Failure of more than two courses in the field of specialization will result in the requirement to withdraw from the program. Students may petition for re-admission; such re-admission is at the discretion of the Chemistry Undergraduate Committee. There must be exceptional circumstances to justify re-admission.
  6. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.
  7. Mandatory courses as listed below.


Year 1A (Fall)
BIOL 250 Ecology
CHEM 121/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
EARTH 121/121L The Planet We Live On/Laboratory
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory


Year 1B (Winter)
CHEM 125/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
EARTH 122/122L The Planet We Live Off/Laboratory
ENV S 201 Introduction to Environmental and Planning Law
MATH 128 Calculus 2


Year 2A (Fall)
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 254 Chemical Thermodynamics 1
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
EARTH 123/123L Introductory Hydrology/Laboratory


Year 2B (Spring)
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
CS 102 Introduction to Programming for Scientific Applications (or Gen E 121 Digital Computation)
PHYS 112/112L Physics 2/Laboratory
Two electives (1 credit)


Year 3A (Winter)
AM 250 Modelling with Ordinary Differential Equations (or MATH 228 Differential Equations for Physics and Chemistry)
CHEM 237/237L Introductory Biochemistry/Laboratory
CHEM 303 Ionic Equilibria
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
One elective (0.5 credit)


Year 3B (Fall)
CHEM 305 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 406 Environmental Organic Chemistry
Two electives (1 credit)


Year 4A (Fall)
CHEM 425 Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory
Three Electives (1.5 credits)


Year 4B (Winter)
CHEM 404 Physicochemical Aspects of Natural Water
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory
Three Electives (1.5 credits)


Throughout the program the twelve electives must include:
Four additional Chemistry courses at the 300 or 400 level (2.0 lecture credits)


Honours Co-operative Geochemistry


Program Advisors : Professors F.R. McCourt and S. Frape

Continuance in Honours Co-operative Geochemistry requires a cumulative overall average of at least 60% and an average of at least 60% in all Chemistry and Earth Science courses each term.

In order to graduate with an Honours Geochemistry degree, the following requirements must successfully be completed:

  1. 19.0 lecture credits, 3.25 laboratory credits and a research project and thesis (1.0 or 1.5 credits).
  2. Mandatory courses as listed below.
  3. Three Chemistry and three Earth Sciences technical electives chosen from CHEM 305, 312, 313, 359, 412, 421, 425, 452D; EARTH 421, 456, 458, 459. Substitutions may be made with the approval of the Undergraduate Officers.
  4. Six freely chosen courses (3.0 credits). Especially recommended are BIOL 240, 241; ENGL 210C or 210E; ENV S 196, 201; GEOG 201, 303; MATH 125, 217 (or MATH 227P)).
  5. A minimum of four work terms and submission of a minimum of four satisfactory work reports.
  6. Normally, full-time enrollment in at least one of Years Two and Three.
  7. Normally, full-time enrollment in Year Four.
  8. No more than 3.0 "SCI-labelled" credits will be allowed toward this program.


Year 1A (Fall)
CHEM 120/120L Physical and Chemical Properties of Matter/Laboratory
EARTH 121/121L The Planet We Live On /Laboratory
MATH 127 Calculus 1
PHYS 121/121L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 1/Laboratory
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year 1B (Winter)
CHEM 123/123L Chemical Reactions, Equilibria and Kinetics/Laboratory
CHEM 129 Introductory Spectroscopy
EARTH 122/122L The Planet We Live Off /Laboratory
MATH 128 Calculus 2
PHYS 122/122L Mechanics, Wave Motion and Heat 2


Year 2A (Fall)
CHEM 223/223L Analytical Chemistry /Laboratory
CHEM 254/254L Chemical Thermodynamics 1/Laboratory
CHEM 264 Organic Chemistry 1
EARTH 231 Mineralogy
EARTH 235 Stratigraphy and Earth History


Year 2B (Spring)
CHEM 224L Analytical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 265/265L Organic Chemistry 2/Laboratory
EARTH 221 Geochemistry 1
EARTH 238 Introductory Structural Geology
PHYS 259/259L Crystallography and X-Ray Diffraction /Laboratory
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year 3A (Winter)
CHEM 303 Ionic Equilibria
CHEM 323 Analytical Instrumentation
EARTH 358 Environmental Geology for Earth Scientists
EARTH 390 Methods in Geological Mapping
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year 3B (Fall)
CHEM 212 Structure and Bonding
EARTH 123/123L Introductory Hydrogology /Laboratory
EARTH 359 Flow Through Porous Media
MATH 228 Differential Equations
One elective* (0.5 credit)


Year 4A (Fall) and Year 4B (Winter) combined
CHEM 492A Advanced Laboratory (or EARTH 436A Honours Thesis)
CHEM 492B Advanced Laboratory (or EARTH 436B Honours Thesis)
Three electives (1.5 credits) from CHEM courses. Recommended:
CHEM 305 Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
CHEM 312 Transition Metal Chemistry
CHEM 313 Chemistry of Inorganic Solid State Materials
CHEM 359 Kinetics and Dynamics
CHEM 412 Radiochemistry
CHEM 421 Mass Spectrometry
CHEM 425A-Z Special Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 452D Chemical Thermodynamics 2
Three electives (1.5 credits) from EARTH courses. Recommended:
EARTH 421 Geochemistry 2
EARTH 456 Groundwater Modelling
EARTH 458 Physical Hydrogeology
EARTH 459 Chemical Hydrogeology
Two electives* (1.0 credit)


* Highly recommended electives: BIOL 240, 241, ENGL 210C or 210E, MATH 125, 227P or MATH 217, GEOG 201, 203, ENV S 195, 201.

Minor in Chemistry

Program Advisor: Professor F.R. McCourt

In order to graduate with a Minor in Chemistry the following requirements must be met.

A student with more than three failed attempts at Chemistry lecture courses will not receive a Minor in Chemistry.

The student must be in an Honours program.

The following courses must be taken, with a minimum cumulative average of 60% separately in lecture and laboratory courses:

  1. CHEM 120/123 or 121/125,120L/123L, 129.
  2. A minimum of 3.0 lecture credits from 200-level or higher Honours-level Chemistry courses, of which a minimum of 1.0 lecture credit must be from 300- or 400-level Chemistry courses.
  3. 0.5 lab credits beyond Year One appropriate to the lecture credits chosen.
  4. The following courses will not count towards the Minor in Chemistry: CHEM 218, 219, 228, 266, 267, 316.


Check details with a Chemistry Undergraduate Officer.

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