Chemistry is at the heart of the development of many of the beneficial technologies that we take for granted, from improved crop yields to energy-saving light emitting diodes. Increasingly, chemistry in academia and industry is being practiced in a more sustainable way, following the 12 rules Green Chemistry.
This means developing processes that are fundamentally more efficient, increasingly using renewable feedstocks, employing water as an environmentally friendly solvent, generating less waste, and ensuring that waste is non-toxic and can be processed by the environment. The Honours Sustainable Chemistry program provides students with a uniquely integrated and inquiry-based approach to research and problem-solving in chemistry and chemistry-related areas.
The traditional practices of Chemistry are examined through the lens of sustainability, with the objective to develop students who can identify and implement better ways to practice chemistry. In this program, students may choose to focus on experimental work, with access to elite analytical laboratory facilities with some of the most modern instrumentation found in any university in Canada.
Honours Applied Bachelor of Science
Degree at Graduation
Beginning at Level 3
Completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- 2 courses from CHEM 1A03, 1AA3, 1E03 with an average of at least 6.0
- 1 course From MATH 1A03, 1LS3, 1M03, 1MM3, 1X03, 1ZA3
- 2 courses from from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Sustainable Chemistry – Green Chemistry
Quantitative Chemical Analysis
Introductory Inorganic Chemistry: Structure and Bonding
Synthesis and Function of Organic Molecules
Structure and Reactivity of Organic Molecules
Applications of Physical Chemistry,
Inquiry for Chemistry