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This program offers students a deep theoretical and practical learning experience in all aspects of modern chemistry. The first year of the program emphasizes learning fundamentals across various disciplines, including biology, chemistry, physics, and math. As students progress into upper years, this knowledge is applied to specialized courses focusing on the sub-disciplines of chemistry, including organic, inorganic, analytical, physical, and environmental chemistry. Students in this program will have the opportunity to contribute to the creation of scientific knowledge by participating in a directed research project in their fourth year. This program is ideally suited for students who wish to pursue graduate studies in chemistry or a related discipline, or to work in chemistry-related industries.

The chemistry specialist program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC). It meets the national standards of education required by the CSC, ensuring that graduating students possess skills in both the core chemical concepts and practical laboratory skills that are necessary to thrive in today’s workforce. Graduates of these programs will receive a certificate stating that they have completed a nationally accredited chemistry program.

Enrolment Requirements

Students may apply to this program after completing at least 4.0 credits, including CHMA10H3, [CHMA11H3 or CHMA12H3], PHYA10H3, PHYA21H3, and 1.0 credit in either MATA23H3, MATA30H3 or MATA36H3 with a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least 2.0. Application for admission to the program is made to the registrar through ROSI in April/May and July/August. See the UTSC Office of the Registrar’s website for information on the program (Subject POSt) selection.

Program Requirements
The Program requires completion of 14.0 credits as follows:

First Year:
1. 4.0 credits from the following
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
[CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms or CHMA12H3 Advanced General Chemistry]
MATA23H3 Linear Algebra I
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
STAB22H3 Statistics I

Second Year:

2. 4.0 credits from the following
CHMB16H3 Techniques in Analytical Chemistry
CHMB21H3 Chemical Structure and Spectroscopy
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
MATB41H3 Techniques of Calculus of Several Variables I

Third Year:
3. 3.0 credits from the following
CHMC11H3 Principles of Analytical Instrumentation
CHMC16H3 Analytical Instrumentation
[CHMC20H3 Intermediate Physical Chemistry or CHMC21H3 Topics in Biophysical Chemistry]
CHMC31Y3 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
CHMC42H3 Organic Synthesis

Fourth Year:
4. 3.0 credits from the following
PSCD02H3 Current Questions in Mathematics and Science
0.5 credit in any C-level or 300-level CHM course not already taken
2.0 credits in any D-level or 400-level CHM course including one of the following:
CHMD90Y3 Directed Research
CHMD91H3 Directed Research
CHMD92H3 Advanced Chemistry Laboratory Course