University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, College of Physical and Engineering Science.

Honours Program Major

The major will require the completion of 20.25 credits as indicated below:

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism
0.50 elective

+MPC˛ courses provide another route into Semester 3. MPC˛ students should consult the Program Counsellor concerning course selection for Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 3

CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
0.50 elective*

Semester 4

CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I
0.50 elective*

Semester 5

CHEM*3640 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements I
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
CHEM*3860 [0.50] Quantum Chemistry
1.00 elective*

Semester 6

CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
CHEM*3650 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements II
CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
1.00 elective* or restricted elective**

Semesters 7 and 8

CHEM*3440 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation
3.00 Chemistry or Biochemistry**
1.50 electives*

*selection of electives is subject to the following rules:

  1. at least 1.00 in the program must be in the Arts and Social Sciences
  2. 0.50 elective must be a physics course from PHYS*2040, PHYS*2260, PHYS*2440, PHYS*2460
  3. students who lack a background in computer science must select one of their electives from CIS*1200, CIS*1500, CIS*1650 to be taken by the end of their second year
  4. approval of the chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry must be obtained for the election of courses not specifically recommended
  5. options for an "Area of Focus" or a minor are available. Subject areas include Biochemistry, Computing and Information Science, Earth Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics. Please consult with your Departmental advisor for more detail.

**3.00 from the 3000/4000 level as follows:

Honours Program Minor

A minor in Chemistry consists of at least 5.00 from the core course list and 2.50 from Chemistry at the 2000 level or above including 1.00 from the Restricted Electives list that follows:

Core Courses

CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
1 of:
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2480 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry I
1 of:
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM*2880 [0.50] Physical Chemistry

Restricted Electives - 1.00 from:

CHEM*3870 [0.50] Symmetry and Spectroscopy
CHEM*4010 [0.50] Chemistry and Industry
CHEM*4300 [0.50] Polymer Chemistry
CHEM*4400 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
CHEM*4620 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM*4630 [0.50] Bioinorganic Chemistry
CHEM*4720 [0.50] Organic Reactivity
CHEM*4730 [0.50] Synthetic Organic Chemistry
CHEM*4880 [0.50] Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry

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