Chemistry and Biochemistry
Would you like a front row seat to the scientific and technological achievements that are shaping our future? As a student in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry you can acquire skills to launch an exciting career in an academic, government, hospital or industrial laboratory. Our department provides a solid foundation in organic, inorganic, physical and analytical chemistry and biochemistry, and offers training opportunities in cutting-edge fields such as environmental, computational and protein chemistry, nanotechnology and biological mass spectrometry.
Honours in Chemistry — 60 credits*
This program includes a Research Project and Thesis designed to provide training and practice in research under the direction of a faculty member of the Department. A high level of performance is required to enter and remain in the honours program.
Specialization in Chemistry — 60 credits*
Similar to honours, but the Research Project and Thesis is replaced by an Independent Study and Practicum course.
Major in Chemistry — 45 credits
Includes courses in analytical, organic, physical, and inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and spectroscopy.
Minor in Chemistry — 24 credits
Provides a coherent view of chemistry while complementing another area of study. The course pattern chosen must have been previously approved by a department program advisor.
Chemisty (BSc - Honours/Specialization/Major/Minor) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
Honours in Biochemistry — 72 credits*
A high level of performance is required to enter and remain in the honours program. Included in this program is a Research Project and Thesis designed to provide training and practice in research under the direction of a faculty member of the Department.
Specialization in Biochemistry — 69 credits*
Similar to honours, but the Research Project and Thesis is replaced by an additional advanced laboratory course.
Major in Biochemistry — 45 credits
The program consists of courses in molecular and general genetics, cell biology, cell physiology, molecular biology, genetics and cell biology labs, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysical chemistry.
Biochemisty (BSc - Honours/Specialization/Major) requirements: Minimum cut-off averages, admission statistics and program requirements.
* The Ordre des chimistes du Québec has fully accredited the curricula of these programs. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, a graduate is eligible for membership in the Order. A working knowledge of French is also required for membership in the Ordre des chimistes du Québec.
Chemistry and Biochemistry Co-op Program
Students in the honours or specialization programs may gain experience in pharmaceutical, industrial, medical or research environments by following the co-operative education format.
Sample courses include:
Modern Spectroscopy, Nanochemistry, Aquatic Biogeochemistry, Biophysical Chemistry, Industrial Catalysis, Environmental Biochemistry, Computational Chemistry for Chemists and Biochemists
Professional position in a hospital, environmental or government laboratory, or in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology or chemical industries.
Undergraduate admissions guidelines: For information on international admission, required documents, proof of language proficiency, the university admissions timetable, selection and notification process.