Jun 30, 2022  
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Honors in Chemistry [Science]

Honors students in Chemistry must take a core of Chemistry and auxiliary courses. The core consists of ★45 in Chemistry courses, ★12 in Mathematics courses, ★6 in Physics courses, ★3 in BIOCH 200 , ★3 in CHEM 401 , ★6 in a junior ENGL or ★3 in ENGL and ★3 in Arts option, and ★12 in Arts options. In addition to the core courses, honors students must complete at least ★18 in senior courses in Chemistry from the courses listed below, with ★6 of these taken at the 400-level. If a student participates in the Science Internship Program, this student may choose to complete ★18 in senior courses in Chemistry as given in the previous statement, or to complete senior courses from Chemistry as follows: ★15 in senior courses in Chemistry from the courses listed below, with ★6 of these taken at the 400-level and INT D 400 . Finally, the honors student must include ★15 in options in the third and fourth years of the program. These are normally chosen from offerings within the Faculty of Science (see details of courses ). All options must be selected in consultation with the Department of Chemistry.

Continuation in the Honors in Chemistry program requires successful completion of at least ★24 with a minimum 3.0 GPA and a minimum 3.0 GPA on all CHEM courses completed in the previous Fall/Winter. In addition, graduation requires a minimum 3.0 GPA on the last ★90 credited to the degree.

The Honors Chemistry degree is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.


  1. Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to CHEM 101 , CHEM 102 , CHEM 164 , MATH 114 , MATH 115 , PHYS 144 , PHYS 146 , BIOL 107  and ★3 Science option (see details of courses ).
  2. Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.
  3. Students in the Science Internship Program may take ★15 in senior chemistry courses (with at least ★6 taken at the 400-level) and INT D 400