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Interested in pursuing a degree in Chemistry?  Check out the program information file and links below to learn about our programs and visit Plan Selection | Faculty of Arts & Science (queensu.ca) for information on plan selection and acceptance thresholds.

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CHEM-P-BSH: Specialization (Science) - Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Intensive concentration in Chemistry

 

90.0
core/option units

+

30.0
elective units

=

120.0
units

 

Plan Highlights

  • Our flagship plan. Provides an in-depth introduction to all the sub-disciplines of chemistry.
  • This plan is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • In the 4th year, you will gain hands on experience with research as you complete a research project.
  • A wide selection of 4th year courses are offered to allow you to tailor your plan towards the chemical sub-disciplines that interest you most.
  • This plan provides excellent preparation for graduate work in chemistry, employment in industry, and employment in government labs.

The CHEM-P-BSH has an enrolment limit of 10 students in Year 2, 10 students in Year 3, and 10 students in Year 4.

First Year CHEM112/6.0, PHYS104/6.0 or PHYS106.6.0 or PHYS117/6.0, MATH112/3.0, MATH121/6.0
Second Year CHEM211/3.0, CHEM212/3.0, CHEM213/3.0, CHEM221/3.0, CHEM222/3.0, CHEM223/3.0
Third Year CHEM311/3.0, CHEM312/3.0, CHEM313/3.0, CHEM321/3.0, CHEM322/3.0, CHEM323/3.0, CHEM397/6.0
Fourth Year CHEM497/6.0
Suggested Electives

We recommend the following non-chemistry electives to complement the CHEM-P-BSH: APSC 400 (TEAM), BCHM 313/3.0 (Physical Biochemistry), ENSC 201/3.0 (Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks), GEOL 466/3.0 (Isotopes and the Environment), MATH 221/3.0 (Vector Calculus), MATH 232/3.0 (Differential Equations), STAT 263/3.0 (Introduction to Statistics). See Undergraduate Chair for further information.

Disclaimer

The information is provided for students as a guide only. For the most current course and program information refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar .

Notes
  • Refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, course prerequisites and course exclusions.
  • Timetabling may result in 2nd year courses being completed in 3rd year and so on.

ECHM-P-BSH: Specialization (Science) - Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Intensive focus on Environmental Chemistry

Plan Highlights

  • This plan is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • A plan offered jointly by the Department of Chemistry and the School of Environmental Studies.
  • Plan provides background suitable to graduate studies in Environmental Science or Chemistry.
  • Three faculty members hold positions in Chemistry and Environmental Studies: R. Stephen Brown, Phillip Jessop, Gary van Loon.

First Year BIOL111/3.0 or BIOL102/3.0, CHEM112/6.0, GPHY101/3.0 (or GPHY100), GEOL104/3.0, MATH121/6.0, PHYS 106/6.0 (or 104/6.0 or 117/6.0)
Second Year CHEM211/3.0, CHEM212/3.0, CHEM213/3.0, CHEM221/3.0, CHEM222/3.0, CHEM223/3.0, ENSC203/3.0, ENSC290/3.0 or ECON290/3.0, GPHY102/3.0
Third Year CHEM311/3.0, CHEM312/3.0, CHEM323/3.0, CHEM326/3.0, CHEM397/6.0, ENSC200/3.0 or ENSC305/3.0 or ENSC310/3.0, 6.0 from below
Fourth Year ENSC410/3.0, CHEM321/3.0 or ENSC471/3.0, CHEM497/6.0, 3.0 units in GEOL, 6.0 from below
Others 3.0 from BIOL102/3.0, BIOL103/3.0, BIOL335/3.0, ENSC320/3.0, ENSC401/3.0, GPHY310/3.0, GPHY318/3.0 3.0 from BIOL201/3.0, BIOL202/3.0, BIOL335/3.0, GEOL106/3.0, GEOL107/3.0, GEOL200/3.0, GPHY210/3.0, GPHY304/3.0, GPHY306/3.0, GPHY314/3.0, ENSC201/3.0, ENSC307/3.0, ENSC320/3.0, ENSC401/3.0, ENSC407/3.0, ENSC480/3.0, ENSC481/3.0 3.0 from ENSC200/3.0, ENSC305/3.0, ENSC310/3.0, ENSC315/3.0, ENSC390/3.0, ENSC420/3.0, ENSC490/3.0, ENSC482/3.0 3.0 from PHIL154/3.0 or PHIL293/3.0 or PHIL493/3.0 or RELS235/3.0
Disclaimer

The information is provided for students as a guide only. For the most current course and program information refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar .

Notes
  • Refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, course prerequisites and course exclusions.
  • Timetabling may result in 2nd year courses being completed in 3rd year and so on.

CHEM-M-BSH: Major (Science) - Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Lots of Chemistry with a little of something else

 

72.0
core/option/supporting units

+

48.0
elective units

=

120.0
units

 

Plan Highlights

  • The CHEM-M-BSH offers an in-depth introduction to chemistry, with 72.0 core units in chemistry and supporting subjects.
  • This plan is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
  • In the 4th year, you will gain hands on experience with research as you complete a research project.
  • A wide selection of 4th year courses are offered to allow you to tailor your plan towards the chemical sub-disciplines that interest you most.
  • If graduate work in chemistry is a possible goal, consider choosing at least 6.0 further credits in chemistry at the 300 or 400 level.
  • This plan provides adequate preparation for graduate work in chemistry, employment in industry, and employment in government labs.

The CHEM-M-BSH plan, including Major-minor and Major-general programs where chemistry forms the major, has the following enrolment limits: a maximum of 45 students in Year 2, 45 students in Year 3, and 45 students in Year 4.

First Year CHEM112/6.0, PHYS104/6.0 or PHYS106/6.0 or PHYS117/6.0, MATH112/3.0, MATH121/6.0
Second Year CHEM211/3.0, CHEM212/3.0, CHEM213/3.0, CHEM221/3.0, CHEM222/3.0, CHEM223/3.0
Third Year CHEM311/3.0, CHEM312/3.0, CHEM313/3.0, CHEM321/3.0, CHEM322/3.0, CHEM323/3.0, CHEM397/6.0
Fourth Year CHEM497/6.0, +3.0 units in chemistry at 400 level
Suggested Electives

Students wishing to continue to graduate studies in chemistry should consider as electives at least 6.0 further units in chemistry at the 300 level and 400 level (including 300- and 400-level BCHM offerings and PHYS424/3.0).

We recommend the following non-chemistry electives to complement the CHEM-M-BSH. APCS 400 (TEAM), BCHM 313/3.0 (Physical Biochemistry), ENSC 201/3.0(Environmental Toxicology and Chemical Risks), GEOL 466/3.0 (Isotopes and the Environment), MATH 221/3.0 (Vector Calculus), MATH 232/3.0 (Differential Equations), STAT 263/3.0 (Introduction to Statistics). See Undergraduate Chair for further information.

Disclaimer

The information is provided for students as a guide only. For the most current course and program information refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar .

Notes
  • Refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, course prerequisites and course exclusions.
  • Timetabling may result in 2nd year courses being completed in 3rd year and so on.

CHEM-G-BSC Chemistry: General (Science) - Bachelor of Science

Stand-alone three-year program.

Emphasis on Chemistry with something else

 

27.0
core units

+

9.0
option units

+

12.0
supporting units

=

48.0
units

 

CHEM-Z Chemistry Minor (Science)

Degree program taken in conjunction with a major in another Arts or Science subject.

Emphasis on Chemistry with something else

 

27.0
core units

+

21.0
elective units

=

48.0
units

 

Plan Highlights

  • This plan provides some introduction to chemistry with the full complement of 2nd year courses and 12.0 chemistry units at the 3rd year level.
  • Transfer to the CHEM-M-BSH is possible, provided the criteria for acceptance are met. Consult the undergraduate chair in chemistry for further details.

The CHEM-G-BSC has the following enrolment limits: a maximum of 10 students in Year 2 and 10 students in Year 3.

First Year CHEM112/6.0, PHYS104/6.0 or PHYS106/6.0 or PHYS117/6.0, MATH121/6.0
Second Year CHEM211/3.0, CHEM212/3.0, CHEM213/3.0, CHEM221/3.0, CHEM222/3.0, CHEM223/3.0
Third Year CHEM398/3.0 or CHEM399/3.0, + 9.0 units in chemistry at the 300 level
Disclaimer

The information is provided for students as a guide only. For the most current course and program information refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar .

Notes
  • Refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, course prerequisites and course exclusions.
  • Timetabling may result in 2nd year courses being completed in 3rd year and so on.

CHEM-G-BA Chemistry: General (Arts) - Bachelor of Arts

Stand-alone three-year program.

Emphasis on Chemistry with something else

 

6.0
core units

+

24.0
option units

+

6.0
supporting units

=

36.0
units

 

CHEM-Y Chemistry Minor (Arts)

Degree program taken in conjunction with a major in another Arts or Science subject.

Emphasis on Chemistry with something else

 

6.0
core units

+

24.0
option units

+

6.0
supporting units

=

36.0
units

 

Plan Highlights

The CHEM-G-BA has the following enrolment limits: a maximum of 10 students in Year 2 and 10 students in Year 3.

Core CHEM112/6.0, MATH121/6.0
Option 3.0 units from CHEM at the 300 level, 21.0 units from CHEM
Supporting 6.0 units from MATH 120/6.0 or MATH 121/6.0
Disclaimer

The information is provided for students as a guide only. For the most current course and program information refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar .

Notes
  • Refer to the Faculty of Arts & Science Calendar for course descriptions, course prerequisites and course exclusions.
  • Timetabling may result in 2nd year courses being completed in 3rd year and so on.