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Bachelor of Science Chemistry Subject Area

General Information

The subject area requirements listed on this page are part of the Bachelor of Science  offered by the Faculty of Science. Students must ensure they are familiar with and follow all University Regulations  and Faculty of Science Regulations  in addition to the program requirements outlined below.

To find a description about this area of study, please visit Our Degrees of the Faculty of Science webpage.

Subject Area Courses

Chemistry subject area courses include all courses at the 200-level or higher that satisfy specific requirements or options in the respective Honors or Major requirements, as listed below, and all courses at the 200-level or above with course designators BIOCH and CHEM.

Subject area courses are used in various subject area GPA calculations. Please see Faculty of Science Admission Requirements , Academic Standing , Internal Changes to Program and/or Subject Area  and Graduation  for more information.

Honors in Chemistry Requirements

Major in Chemistry Requirements


  1. Some courses appear in more than one requirement. Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one requirement.
  2. CHEM 299  can be taken twice; CHEM 399  can be taken up to four times.
  3. The Major in Chemistry degree program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Minor in Chemistry Requirements

3 units from:

  • any 200-, 300-, and 400-level course with the following course designators:
    • BIOCH
    • CHEM

6 units from:

  • any 300- and 400-level CHEM course