2006-2007 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Chemistry (CHEM)

Department of Chemistry, College of Physical and Engineering Science

Major (Honours Program)

Students may enter this major in Semester 1 or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major must consult the Faculty Advisor. 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 electives

Students who are admitted deficient in one OAC/4U course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The first-year science core in that subject should be completed by Semester 3.

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 electives
Semester 3
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
One of:
MATH*2150 [0.50] Applied Matrix Algebra
MATH*2160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
0.50 electives*
Semester 4
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
MATH*2170 [0.50] Differential Equations I
0.50 electives*
Semester 5
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM*3640 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements I
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
CHEM*3860 [0.50] Quantum Chemistry
0.50 electives*
Semester 6
CHEM*3650 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements II
CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
1.50 electives* or restricted electives**
Semester 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 credits in the program must be in the Arts & Social Sciences

  2. PHYS*2040 or PHYS*2260

  3. students who lack a background in computer science must select one of their electives from CIS*1200 or CIS*1500 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 selection 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 credits from the 3000/4000 level as follows:

  1. 1.50 comprising of (CHEM*3870 or CHEM*4880), (CHEM*4620 or CHEM*4630), (CHEM*4720 or CHEM*4730)

  2. 1.50 chosen from CHEM*3870, CHEM*4010, CHEM*4400, BIOC*4520, BIOC*4540, BIOC*4550, BIOC*4570, BIOC*4580, CHEM*4620, CHEM*4630, CHEM*4720, CHEM*4730, CHEM*4740, CHEM*4880, CHEM*4900, CHEM*4910, TOX*4590


  1. Some of these courses may have to be taken in Semester 6.

  2. Some of these courses are offered only in alternate years, and some have additional prerequisites for which the student must plan ahead, with the assistance of the faculty advisor.

Minor (Honours Program)

A minor in Chemistry consists of at least 5.00 credits 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
One of:
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2480 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry I
One of:
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM*2880 [0.50] Physical Chemistry
Restricted Electives - 1.00 credits from the following courses:
CHEM*3870 [0.50] Symmetry and Spectroscopy
CHEM*4010 [0.50] Chemistry and Industry
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