Degree Program Requirements

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Core Requirements

Common to all programs except where noted. 

Year 1

(21 credits – see Note 1)

  • SC/CHEM 1000 3.00 'Chemical Structure' [F, W, S]
  • SC/CHEM 1001 3.00 'Chemical Dynamics' [W, S]
  • SC/PHYS 1010 6.00 'Physics' [Y] or SC/PHYS 1410 6.00 'Physical Science' [Y] or SC/PHYS 1420 6.00 'Physics with Applications to Life Sciences' [Y]
  • SC/CSE 1540 3.00 (formerly SC/COSC 1540 3.00) 'Computer Use for the Natural Sciences' [F,W] or SC/CSE 1020 3.00 (formerly SC/COSC 1020 3.00) 'Introduction to Computer Science' [F,W] or SC/CSE 1520 3.00 (formerly SC/COSC 1520 3.00) 'Computer Use: Fundamentals' [F,W] or SC/CSE 1530 3.00 (formerly SC/COSC 1530 3.00) 'Computer Use: Programming' [F,W]
  • SC/MATH 1013 3.00 'Applied Calculus I' [F,W] (see Important Note 3 below) and
  • SC/MATH 1014 3.00 'Applied Calculus II' [W] (see Important Note 3 below).

Year 2

(16 credits)

In Addition

(12/15 credits)

  • For students enrolled before Fall 2009: SC/CHEM 2010 3.00 or SC/CHEM 3010 3.00
  • For students enrolled in or after Fall 2012:
    • additional non-Chemistry science credits including at least 3 at the 2000 or higher level, for a total of at least 24 non-Chemistry science credits (see Note 2 below for eligibility); certain programs already meet all or part of this requirement (check each program's details);
    • in Honours programs, at least twelve 4000-level Chemistry credits; certain programs already meet all or part of this requirement (check each program's details).
  • For students enrolled in or after Fall 2013:
  • General Education - 12 credits Normally taken during the first two years of study but may be delayed to subsequent years or taken during Summer terms [F,W,S] 
  • ALL CHEM MAJORS REQUIRE CHEM 3000

Note

      Students having completed SC/CHEM 2030 4.0 before Fall 2006 will have one additional credit from this Core.
      Eligible non-Chemistry science courses are BIOL (except SC/BIOL 1500 3.0), BCHM, BPHS, CSE, EATS, ENVB, GEOG, MATH, PHYS (except SC/PHYS 1510 4.0), science-eligible PSYC, science-eligible KINE and STS courses that are not cross-listed as CHEM and not a course credit exclusion with a CHEM course.
      Important Note Concerning the MATH Requirement: Courses that are Course Credit Exclusions for SC/MATH 1013 3.00 or 1014 3.00 are not

acceptable substitutes for SC/MATH 1013 3.00 or 1014 3.00. This includes SC/MATH 1505 6.00, SC/MATH 1300 3.00 and SC/MATH 1310 3.00.