Analytical Chemistry is a cornerstone of our Science. Students trained in the fundamentals of chemical analysis and separation, and in modern instrumentation, are highly desirable candidates for positions in Industry and government agencies. As well, the field evolves through research and students can pursue graduate studies in this area.
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Although there is no special stream available yet in Analytical Chemistry, interested students can choose to follow a three-year or a four-year program which adds extra courses to existing degrees.
In four years, candidates can earn a fully accredited Specialized Honours BSc degree in Chemistry suitable for graduate studies in one of the best such programs in the country. Alternatively, candidates can earn an Honours Major degree in Chemistry, with or without a minor or second major.
The degree and students' transcripts will not specifically mention the Analytical Chemistry focus, but students having completed either the three-year or the four-year study plan can obtain a statement from the department Chair attesting to that fact.
Minimum GPA required: 120-credit (four-year) program: 5.5 (Specialized Honours) or 5.0 (Honours Major).