Preparation for Graduate Studies

Students completing a Specialized Honours degree are eligible for entry into a Graduate Studies program (MSc or PhD), here at York or elsewhere, provided they meet the admission requirements of their university of choice. Currently, a minimum B average (gpa of 5.5 or more on York's 9-point scale) in the 3rd and 4th years of study is required at York University, and a B+ average is preferred for research-based post-graduate programs. However, students accepted into the York Chemistry graduate program most frequently have higher incoming averages.

Honours Major, Major/Minor or Double Major graduates are in principle admissible to graduate programs in interdisciplinary fields or in their Major(s), especially if they take the CHEM 4000 or BCHM 4000 course. In some cases, additional courses in the chosen field may be necessary to better prepare the candidate, depending on course selection in the BSc program and the graduate program area of specialization. Frequently, however, such courses can be used to fulfil part of the graduate degree requirements.