X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Chemical Physics (Co-op) (CHPY:C)

Administered by the Office of the Dean, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences on behalf of the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Physics

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 20.00 credits is required. At least Students are eligible to participate in a maximum two (2) work terms commencing in the summer and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined in the Co-operative Education & Career Services website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/.

Semester 1 - Fall
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
IPS*1500 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
MATH*1160 [0.50] Linear Algebra I
One of:
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
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
CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming
IPS*1510 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics II
One of:
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
Semester 3 - Fall
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
MATH*2200 [0.50] Advanced Calculus I
MATH*2270 [0.50] Applied Differential Equations
PHYS*2330 [0.50] Electricity and Magnetism I
0.50 Arts or Social Science electives
Semester 4 - Winter
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2480 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry I
PHYS*2180 [0.50] Experimental Techniques in Physics
PHYS*2310 [0.50] Mechanics
PHYS*2340 [0.50] Electricity and Magnetism II
Summer Semester
COOP*1000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term I ++
Fall Semester
COOP*2000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term II ++
Semester 5 - Winter
CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
One of:
CHEM*3870 [0.50] Molecular Spectroscopy +
0.50 electives *
One of:
CIS*2500 [0.50] Intermediate Programming
0.50 electives *

1.00 electives*

Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term III ++
Semester 6 - Fall
CHEM*3860 [0.50] Quantum Chemistry
IPS*3000 [0.50] Science Communication
PHYS*3130 [0.50] Mathematical Physics
PHYS*3230 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics I
One of:
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
PHYS*2240 [0.50] Thermal Physics
Winter Semester
COOP*4000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term IV ++
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*5000)
Summer Semester
COOP*5000 [0.00] Co-op Work Term V ++
(8-month work term in conjunction with COOP*4000)
Semester 7** - Fall
CHEM*3440 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation
PHYS*4240 [0.50] Statistical Physics II
One of:
CHEM*3640 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements I
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
0.50 electives *
1.00 electives *
Semester 8** - Winter
NANO*3600 [0.50] Computational Methods in Materials Science
PHYS*3000 [0.50] Optics: Fundamentals and Applications
PHYS*4040 [0.50] Quantum Mechanics II
One of:
CHEM*3870 [0.50] Molecular Spectroscopy +
CHEM*4880 [0.50] Topics in Advanced Physical Chemistry +
0.50 electives *
0.50 electives *

* A minimum of 1.00 credits of Arts/Social Sciences electives is required for completion of this program.

** A minimum of 2.00 credits in science courses at the 4000 level is required for graduation.

+ One of CHEM*3870 or CHEM*4880 is required for graduation.

++ Four work terms are required for the completion of the co-op degree. It is also necessary that there be at least one work term in each of Fall, Winter and Summer semesters. Therefore, one of the summer work terms could be missed and the student would still graduate successfully. Whether the student completes four or five work terms, a report is required for each work term completed. Contact the co-op faculty advisor for further details.

Credit Summary (20.00 Total Credits)

5.00 - First year science credits

10.50 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

0.50 – 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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