Seneca-York Co-registration Option

Starting in 2017-18, York's Honours Major Chemistry students will have the option of taking 2-5 selected courses at Seneca College (on York's Keele campus) as part of their York Honours Major degree, preferably in the Winter term of their third year. The courses taken will appear on the York transcript and the grades earned in those courses will count in the York gpa.

Participating students will be enrolling at York in SENE courses.

Students completing at least 2 SENE courses will be exempted from the requirement to take CHEM 3001 at York. Some of the SENE courses are course-credit exclusions with York courses, meaning that students will not be able to take those SENE courses as well as the CHEM equivalents.

Why would students choose this?

The selected Seneca courses feature extensive hands-on lab experience using industry-standard instruments, protocols and standards. Combined with the strong theoretical and prior laboratory training at York, this enhanced laboratory experience will greatly enhance a graduate's immediate employability, especially in analytical and pharmaceutical sectors.

Available Courses

Click on the course titles for the current course outlines provided by Seneca College.

York course number
Seneca course number
Course Title
SENE 2081 3.0
SENE 2082 3.0
SENE 2083 3.0
SENE 2084 3.0
SENE 3072 3.0
SENE 3073 3.0
SENE 3074 3.0
SENE 3083 3.0
SENE 3084 3.0
SENE 3091 3.0
1 Course credit exclusion: CHEM 3080 4.0
2 Course credit exclusion: CHEM 2550 3.0
3 Course credit exclusion: CHEM 3090 3.0

Outline of how it works

Students choosing this co-registration option will be simultaneously registered as degree students at York and as non-degree students at Seneca College.

  • In June, students will apply for the co-registration option (not yet available) and select from among the eligible SENE courses.
  • Over the summer, the Chemistry department will approve students and be coordinating with our sister department at Seneca with respect to space availability.
  • In early Fall, enrollments will be by permission through the online enrollment system, and will take place once Seneca's Winter-term schedule is finalized.
  • The SENE courses will be conducted by Seneca instructors in Seneca facilities, and will be subject to Seneca's sessional dates (including withdrawal deadlines), rules and regulations.
  • Withdrawal from the SENE courses will be by permission only.
  • Grades will be the responsibility of Seneca's instructors and according to Seneca's standards. They will then be communicated to York's Registrar's Office, where the standard grade translation will apply, and be included in the student's academic record at York.