Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Chemistry – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)


Subject:  Administered by the Department of Chemistry.
Plan:  Consists of 90.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, together with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
Introduction to Physics I
and Introduction to Physics II
C. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Linear Algebra
Linear Algebra
Introduction to Linear Algebra
D. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
E. Complete the following:
CHEM 211Main Group Chemistry3.00
CHEM 212Principles of Chemical Reactivity3.00
CHEM 213Introduction to Chemical Analysis3.00
CHEM 221Material, Solutions, Interfaces3.00
CHEM 222Methods of Structure Determination3.00
CHEM 223Organic Reactions3.00
F. Complete the following:
CHEM 311Mechanistic Organic Chemistry3.00
CHEM 312Transition Metal Chemistry3.00
CHEM 313Quantum Mechanics3.00
CHEM 321Instrumental Chemical Analysis3.00
CHEM 322The Chemical Bond: Computation and Spectroscopy3.00
CHEM 323Biological Chemistry3.00
CHEM 397Experimental Chemistry6.00
G. Complete the following:
CHEM 497Research Project6.00
2. Option
A. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
CHEM at the 400-level or above
B. Complete 9.00 units from the following:9.00
CHEM at any level
Elective Courses30.00
Total Units120.00

4. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 12.00 units may be chosen from CHEM_Subs. 

5. Notes

A. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science. 

Chemistry Course List

The following list contains courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Substitutions in the Chemistry Specialization Plan
BCHM 218Molecular Biology3.00
BCHM at the 300-level or above