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BSc Honours in Chemistry

An Honours in Chemistry program consists of completion of the requirements of the Specialization in Chemistry, with the election of CHEM 450 as the senior research project.

To enter an Honours program, students must apply to one of the Department Honours Advisors, after they have completed 30 credits at Concordia, (but not requiring fewer than 30 credits to graduate).

The difference between the Honours program and the Specialization program is the higher performance level demanded in the Honours program (See Undergraduate Calendar Section 31.003) and the inclusion of the Research Project and Thesis (CHEM 450), which requires independent research work of the student and an oral defence of the thesis before the Department. The Specialization in the Chemistry program has the Independent Study and Practicum (CHEM 419), where the student carries out independent study and practical work under the direction of a faculty member. The work is presented to the Department in the form of a scientific poster.

Dr. Gregor Kos, Tel. (514) 848-2424 Ext 3374
Ms Lisa Montesano, Tel. (514) 848-2424 Ext 3366

To enter and remain in the Honours program, a student must maintain an average of "B+" in all courses of the Honours component of the program, have no grade less than a C (2.0) in any core or elective course, and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.3 (B+). Honours students are encouraged to attend departmental seminars.

The Order of Chemists of Québec has fully accredited the curriculum of the BSc Honours in Chemistry. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, a graduate is eligible for membership in the Order. Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements. A working knowledge of French is required. (The Order of Chemists of Québec regulates the practice of both chemists and biochemists in Québec.)

See Section 31.003 of the Undergraduate Calendar.

NOTE: Students must meet the University regulations concerning the Honours degree (Section 31.003 of the University Calendar). Honours students in second year and beyond are encouraged to attend departmental seminars.

Course Requirements for the BSc Honours in Chemistry (60 Credits)

45 credits (Core Components for Chemistry)

Common Core Courses

  • CHEM 217    Analytical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 218    Analytical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 221    Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 222    Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 324    Organic Chemistry III
  • CHEM 234    Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 235    Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 241    Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 271    Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 293    Spectroscopy and Structure of Organic Compounds

Additional Courses - Chemistry Core

  • CHEM 312    Analytical Chemistry III
  • CHEM 325    Organic Chemistry IV
  • CHEM 333    Physical Chemistry III
  • CHEM 242    Inorganic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 341    Inorganic Chemistry III
Credits Course
CHEM 495 Modern Spectroscopy
6 CHEM 450 Research Project and Thesis
6 Credits of 400 level courses in chemistry

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