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The Major program in Chemistry provides students with an introduction to all major sub-disciplines within chemistry, including analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. Students will develop both theoretical knowledge and practical lab skills throughout their course work. This program is intended for students who are interested in chemistry, but who do not wish to complete the more focused specialist program.

Note: This program cannot be combined with the Major/Major Co-op programs in Biochemistry or the Major program in Environmental Chemistry.

Program Requirements
Students should complete the following 8.5 credits:

First Year:

CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
[CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms or CHMA12H3 Advanced General Chemistry]
MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences
MATA36H3 Calculus II for Physical Sciences
PHYA10H3 Physics I for the Physical Sciences
PHYA21H3 Physics II for the Physical Sciences

Second and Later Years:
CHMB16H3 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CHMB23H3 Introduction to Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics: Theory and Practice
CHMB31H3 Introduction to Inorganic Chemistry
CHMB41H3 Organic Chemistry I
CHMB42H3 Organic Chemistry II
CHMB62H3 Introduction to Biochemistry
2.5 credits in CHM of which at least 2.0 credits must be at the C- or D-level and 0.5 credit at the D-level. 0.5 of these C- or D-level credits must include a laboratory component.**
** Students should note that if they are going to select CHMC20H3/​CHMC21H3, MATA23H3 and MATB41H3 will need to be taken in addition to their other program requirements.

Note: This program cannot be combined with the Major Program in Biochemistry.