The Honours Chemistry program provides students with a uniquely integrated and inquiry-based approach to research and problem-solving in chemistry and chemistry-related areas. The subject of chemistry deals with the properties and reactions of chemical substances and their interactions with energy and one another.
Chemistry is involved in the development of diverse products such as cell phones, computers, flat panel displays, biodegradable plastics, fuel and solar cells, optical communications networks and new pharmaceuticals. Chemistry is also important in detecting and identifying substances in our environment. In this program, students work in elite laboratory facilities with access to the most modern instrumentation found in any university in Canada.
Completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- CHEM 1A03, 1AA3 with an average of at least 6.0 (C+) between the courses
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 4 courses from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Introductory Inorganic Chemistry: Structure and Bonding
Tools for Chemical Discovery
Synthesis and Function of Organic Molecules
Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules
Applications of Physical Chemistry
Inquiry for Chemistry