X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Chemistry (Co-op) (CHEM:C)

Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Major (Honours Program)

The major will require the completion of 20.00 credits as indicated below.

The course content of semesters 1 to 3 is the same as listed in the regular Honours Program Major.

To graduate from the Co-op program a minimum of 4 successfully completed work terms is normally required.

Semester 1 - Fall
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
IPS*1500 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2 - Winter
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
IPS*1510 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics II
MATH*1160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
One of
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
Semester 3 - Fall
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
Electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits in this semester *
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 4 - Summer
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
1.00 electives *
Semester 5 - Fall
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 - Winter
CHEM*3650 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements II
CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
1.50 electives* or restricted electives**
Summer Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II
Fall Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 7 - Winter
2.50 electives* or restricted electives**
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 8 - Fall
CHEM*3440 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation
2.00 electives* or restricted electives**

* selection of electives is subject to the following:

  1. At least 1.00 credits must be in the Arts & Social Sciences.

  2. Approval of the Faculty Advisor must be obtained for the selection of courses not listed as restrictive electives.

  3. 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 Faculty 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*4580, CHEM*4620, CHEM*4630, CHEM*4720, CHEM*4730, CHEM*4740, CHEM*4880, CHEM*4900, CHEM*4910, MCB*4050, MCB*4080, TOX*4590


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.

Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

4.50 - First year science credits

7.25 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

3.00 - Restricted electives (#1 and 2 in restricted electives list)

1.25 – Approved science electives

1.00 - Arts and/or Social Science electives

3.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students.

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

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