Compare Degree Requirements

The following serves to compare the requirements for Chemistry degrees as of 2013 and since. For degree requirements from earlier years and changes over the years, please consult the detailed requirements for the degrees applying to that year.
Note that the Analytical or Materials Chemistry options where they apply will have additional requirements not included here.

Lower-year requirements
degree           lower-year requirements         
all CHEM and BCHM degrees
  • CHEM 1000 and CHEM 1001
  • MATH 1013 and MATH 1014
  • PHYS 1010, PHYS 1410 or PHYS 1420
  • EECS (formerly CSE) 1020, EECS 1520, EECS 1530 or EECS 1540
  • 12 credits of (approved non-science) General Education courses in at least 2 subjects
  • CHEM 2011, CHEM 2020, CHEM 2021 and CHEM 2030
  • In addition,
  • 90-credit BSc Chemistry
  • Honours Major BSc Chemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry
  • CHEM 2050, CHEM 2080
  • Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry -- Pharmaceutical & Biological stream
  • BIOL 1000 and BIOL 1001
  • BCHM/BIOL 2020, BCHM/BIOL 2021, BIOL 2040 and BIOL 2070
  • CHEM 2080
  • Honours Major BSc Biochemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • Specialized Honours BSc Biochemistry
  • BIOL 1000 and BIOL 1001
  • BCHM/BIOL 2020, BCHM/BIOL 2021, BIOL 2040 and BIOL 2070
  • Upper-year requirements
    degree           upper-year requirements         
    all CHEM degrees
  • CHEM 3000 and CHEM 3001
  • Honours Major BSc Biochemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • CHEM 3020
  • BCHM 3010, BCHM 3051, BCHM 3110, BCHM 3130
  • Specialized Honours BSc Biochemistry
  • CHEM 3020
  • BCHM 3010, BCHM 3051, BCHM 3110, BCHM 3130 and BCHM 3140
  • BCHM 4000, BCHM 4050 and BCHM 4290
  • In addition,
    Honours Major BSc Chemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • one of CHEM 3030, CHEM 3050 or CHEM 3080
  • Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry
  • CHEM 3010, CHEM 3020, CHEM 3030 and CHEM 3080
  • CHEM 4000 8.0
  • Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry -- Pharmaceutical & Biological stream
  • CHEM 3011, CHEM 3020, CHEM 3030 and CHEM 3080
  • CHEM 3050, CHEM 3051 and either CHEM 3071 or CHEM 3075
  • CHEM 4000 8.0 and CHEM 4050
  • Electives
    degree           lower-year , upper-year and any-year electives         
    90-credit BSc Chemistry
  • 15 additional upper-year CHEM credits
  • 9 additional non-CHEM science credits, including at least 3 above the 1000 level
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 90 credits
  • Honours Major BSc Chemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • at least 12 credits of 4000-level CHEM courses
  • 9 additional non-CHEM science credits, including at least 3 above the 1000 level *
  • additional upper-year credits in any subject to achieve a total of at least 42 upper-year credits *
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 120 credits *
  • * may be satisfied in whole or in part by the requirements of a second major or a minor

    Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry
  • 9 additional credits of 4000-level CHEM courses
  • at least 9 additional credits of 3000- or 4000-level CHEM courses
  • 9 additional non-CHEM science credits, including at least 3 above the 1000 level
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 120 credits
  • Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry -- Pharmaceutical & Biological stream
  • one of the following combinations
    • CHEM 3021 and CHEM 4021
    • CHEM 3021 and CHEM 4051
    • CHEM 4051 and BCHM/BIOL 3110
    • CHEM 4051 and BCHM/BIOL 4551
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 120 credits
  • Honours Major BSc Biochemistry (with or without an added major or minor)
  • at least 12 credits of 4000-level BCHM, BIOL or CHEM courses
  • additional upper-year credits in any subject to achieve a total of at least 42 upper-year credits *
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 120 credits *
  • * may be satisfied in whole or in part by the requirements of a second major or a minor

    Specialized Honours BSc Biochemistry
  • 9 credits of upper-year BCHM, BIOL or CHEM courses
  • additional credits of any kind at any level to achieve a total of at least 120 credits
  • Credit Breakdown
    degree
    CHEM credits

    other science credits

    non-science credits

    free electives

    total
    90-credit BSc Chemistry 47 24 12 7 90
    Honours Major BSc Chemistry (with or without an added major or minor) 47 24 12 37 120
    Honours Major BSc Biochemistry (with or without an added major or minor) 27-39 39-51 12 30 120
    Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry 71 24 12 13 120
    Specialized Honours BSc Chemistry -- Pharmaceutical & Biological stream 64-67 33-36 12 8 120
    Specialized Honours BSc Biochemistry 30-39 55-64 12 14 120
    degree lower-year CHEM upper-year CHEM cognate other
    90-credit BSc Chemistry
    • CHEM 1000, 1001, 2011, 2020, 2021, 2030, 2050* & 2080
    • CHEM 3000 & 3001
    • 15 other 3000/4000-level CHEM credits
    • LE/EECS 1020, 1520, 1530 or 1540 (formerly SC/CSE or SC/COSC)
    • MATH 1013 & 1014
    • PHYS 1020, 1410 or 1420
    • 9 credits of eligible courses in other sciences, including at least 3 above the 1000 level
    • 12 credits of non-science General Education
    • additional credits of any level and type required to achieve a total credit count of 90 or more
    Hon Major BSc Chemistry
    • CHEM 3000 & 3001
    • CHEM 3030, 3050 or 3080
    • 12 4000-level CHEM credits
    • any additional CHEM courses required as prerequisites for the above courses
    • requirements for any added major in a Double Major degree or a minor in a Major-Minor degree
    • additional 3000/4000 credits of any type (including those required by a second major or added minor) needed to achieve a total count of 42 or more 3000/4000 credits
    • additional credits of any level and type required to achieve a total credit count of 120 or more
    NEW Hon Major BSc Biochemistry
    • CHEM 3000 & 3001
    • CHEM 3030, 3050 or 3080
    • 12 4000-level CHEM credits
    • any additional CHEM courses required as prerequisites for the above courses
    • requirements for any added major in a Double Major degree or a minor in a Major-Minor degree
    • additional 3000/4000 credits of any type (including those required by a second major or added minor) needed to achieve a total count of 42 or more 3000/4000 credits
    • additional credits of any level and type required to achieve a total credit count of 120 or more
    Spec Hon BSc Chemistry
    • CHEM 3000 & 3001
    • CHEM 3010, 3020, 3030 & 3080
    • CHEM 4000 8.0
    • 18 other 3000/4000-level CHEM credits, including at least 9 at the 4000 level
    • additional credits of any level and type required to achieve a total credit count of 120 or more
    Spec Hon BSc Chemistry - P&B stream
    • CHEM 1000, 1001, 2011, 2020, 2021, 2030 & 2080
    • CHEM 3000 & 3001
    • CHEM 3011, 3020, 3030, 3050, 3051, 3071 & 3080
    • CHEM 4000 8.0 & 4050 & 4021 or 4051
    • CHEM 3021 or 4051 (not taken to satisfy the above) or BIOL 3110 or 4151
    • BIOL 1000, 1001, 2020, 2021, 2040 & 2070
    • LE/EECS 1020, 1520, 1530 or 1540 (formerly SC/CSE or SC/COSC)
    • MATH 1013 & 1014
    • PHYS 1020, 1410 or 1420
    • 12 credits of non-science General Education
    • additional credits of any level and type required to achieve a total credit count of 120 or more
    Minor in Chemistry
    • CHEM 1000 & 1001 and 24 other CHEM credits at the 2000 or higher levels, being mindful of prerequisites
    • requirements of the major

    * Note: A requirement for CHEM 2050 can be substituted by BCHM/BIOL 2020 and BIOL 2070 for those transferring from a program requiring BCHM/BIOL 2020 and BIOL 2070. Otherwise, CHEM majors are not allowed to take BCHM/BIOL 2020 or BIOL 2070 because of enrollment limitations except by permission of the Undergraduate Program Director. The course credit exclusion between CHEM 2050 and BCHM/BIOL 2020 does not mean that BCHM/BIOL 2020 is sufficient to replace CHEM 2050 but merely that CHEM 2050 and BCHM/BIOL 2020 cannot both count for a degree.
    Students transferring from another program that has other MATH requirements may substitute the requirement for MATH 1013 and 1014, but only with approval and/or with a minimum grade. Thus, students with MATH 1505 transferring from a Biology program would be exempted from this requirement, provided the grade in MATH 1505 was B or higher, or be required to complete MATH 1014 3.0.
    MATH 1510 or 1520, CHEM 1500, PHYS 1510 and all NATS courses are ineligible. Courses that are course credit exclusions to required courses are also ineligible.