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BSc Specialization in Chemistry

The Order of Chemists of Québec has fully accredited the curriculum of the BSc Specialization 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.)

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.

Course Requirements for the BSc Specialization 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 419* Independent Study and Practicium
6 Credits of 400 level courses in chemistry

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*With departmental permission, the student may substitute CHEM 450 for CHEM 419.

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