Chemistry

Chemistry is often referred to as the "central science" as it focuses on the behaviour of matter and the basic substance of which all matter is composed. From harnessing Earth's mineral resources, to developing cosmetics and pharmaceuticals, the value and application of chemistry is unparalleled.

As a Chemistry student, you will have the opportunity to explore various areas within the discipline, such as:

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Medical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Polymer Chemistry
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Theoretical Chemistry 

Our Department of Chemistry is well-equipped for both teaching and research, with small class sizes to ensure you have the support necessary to succeed. In addition to faculty expertise, you will have access to a number of modern research instruments housed in our advanced facilities including the Lakehead University Instrumentation Lab.

Due to the interdisciplinary nature of Chemistry, we encourage you to pursue your interests in the field and the other core sciences. In addition to your Chemistry degree, you may combine your studies with a degree in Biology and/or Education, or a Specialization in Medical Sciences.

The Lakehead Advantage

Our small class sizes will allow you to interact with professors in both lecture and research settings. Many of our faculty members hire undergraduate students as research assistants each summer. This is a great opportunity to participate in cutting-edge scientific exploration and gain experience in the field, giving you a professional advantage post-graduation. For faculty research areas, please visit our Faculty Listing.

Shared instrumentation facilities have created excellent opportunities for cross-disciplinary research.  Our department often collaborates with faculty from the other science departments, resulting in the advancement of knowledge from a variety of perspectives. Unlike other universities, you will be trained in the operation of lab equipment to gather and analyze your own data rather than passing it on to a technician.

Applying to Lakehead University is easy and we are here to help you along the way.

Step 1 – Determine your general admission requirements:

To determine your general admission requirements, select one of the definitions below:

Ontario High School Students
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD);
  • A minimum of 6 Grade 12U or M courses, or equivalent, including program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average**

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.
**Admission averages are calculated using the top 6 Grade 12 U or M courses.  

Other Canadian High School Students
 General Admission Requirements: 
  • Completion of Grade 12 and the Secondary School Diploma (see the Program Specific Prerequisites section for your particular provinces requirements);
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum 70%* overall final average

*Higher averages may be required for admission to programs in which the demand for places by qualified applicants exceeds the supply of available spaces.

International HS/ College or University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

    Note: Meeting the minimum admission requirements is not a guarantee of admission.

Canadian College
 General Admission Requirements:

College transfer applicants who are applying to a program that does not have a college transfer pathway are eligible for admission consideration if they have:

  • Completed a minimum of 1 year of full-time academic studies at an accredited community college since leaving high school;
  • Completed the appropriate program-specific prerequisite courses; and
  • Achieved a minimum overall average of 70%. 
Canadian University
 General Admission Requirements:
  • Attended a university and successful completion of university level course work since leaving high school/college;
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • A minimum overall average of C or 60%.
Canadian Bible College
 General Admission Requirements:
  • A minimum overall average of C / 60% or equivalent;
  • College must be accredited by the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE);
  • Successfully meets the minimum program specific preparatory course prerequisites at the Grade 12U or M level or equivalent;
  • If not eligible right out of high school, a minimum of two years of full time studies must be completed at the Bible College.

Step 2 – Determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements for your program(s) of choice:

To determine your program-specific prerequisite requirements, choose from the drop-down menus below:

Program Specific Requirements

Please Select Your Applicant Type

  • Biology & Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Biology & Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
  • Chemistry with Specialization in Medical Sciences
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Math 30-1, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Math 30-2, Math 31, Biology 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 First Peoples, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, and 1 Course from: Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Biology 12, or Physics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English 40S, Pre-Calculus Mathematics 40S, Chemistry 40S, 1 Course from: Biology 40S, Applied Mathematics 40S, Calculus 40, or Physics 40S; and 1 Additional Academic 40S Level Course
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (Grade 12 U English or equivalent) Math (Grade 12 U Advanced Functions or equivalent) Chemistry (Grade 12 U Chemistry or equivalent) One Science or Math Course (Gr. 12 U Biology, Gr. 12 U Physics, Gr. 12 U Earth & Space Science, Gr. 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Gr. 12 U Math of Data Management; or equivalent)
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English 120, 121, or 122; 1 Course from: Calculus 120, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120; Chemistry 122, 1 Course from: Advanced Math with an Intro to Calculus 120, Biology 122, Calculus 120, Physics 122, Pre-Calculus A 120 or Pre-Calculus B 120, or Trigonometry and 3-Space 121/122; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 120, 121, or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200 or Math 3207, Chemistry 3202, 1 Course from: Advanced Math 3200, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, Chemistry 3202, Math 3201, Math 3204, Math 3205, Math 3207, or Physics 3204; and 6 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credits at the 3000 Level
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Pre-Calculus 12, Chemistry 12, 1 Course from: Biology 12, Physics 12, or Mathematics 12; and 1 Additional Grade 12 Academic or Advanced Course
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621, Chemistry 621, Math 611B, 1 Course from: Biology 621, Math 621A, Math 621B, Oceanography 621, or Physics 621; and 1 Additional Academic Grade 12 Credit Numbered 611 or 621
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 Semester Courses in English (603 series), Calculus I and Calculus II, 2 Semester Courses in Chemistry (202 series), 2 Semester Courses from: Biology (101 series), Physics (203 series), or Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II; and 4 Additional Academic Semester Courses
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    Grade 12 U English, Grade 12 U Advanced Functions, Grade 12 U Chemistry, 1 Credit from: Grade 12 U Biology, Grade 12 U Physics, Grade 12 U Calculus & Vectors, or Grade 12 U Math of Data Management; and 2 Additional Grade 12 U or M Credits
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Pre-Calculus 30, Chemistry 30, 1 Course from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, Foundations of Mathematics 30, or Physics 30; and 1 Additional Academic 30 Level Course


As a first year Chemistry student, you must complete:

  • Chemistry 1111 & 1131 – Introductory Chemistry I & II
  • Mathematics 1171 & 1172 – Calculus I & II
  • Physics 1211 & 1211 -  Introductory Physics I & I 

The balance of your courses will include electives from both the Faculty of Social Sciences & Humanities and the Faculty of Science & Environmental Studies.

If you are interested in a career in the medical applications of chemistry, consider taking advantage of our Specialization in Medical Sciences to give you an added professional edge. Courses such as Bioinformatics, Medical Imaging, and Biological Physics will prepare you for a more focused career path post-graduation, or success in professional schools such as medicine or dentistry.

We have many student-run societies and clubs that cater to virtually any interest! These organizations are integral to our sense of community on campus. They host events, fundraisers, workshops, and competitions to bring people together and raise awareness for unique topics and issues. Visit our Student Clubs and Associations page for more information, as well as a listing of Student Centres.


More information about Payment Methods, and Payment Due Dates can be found here: Student Fees Information



Science
Thunder Bay
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$6,649.45
$1,002.74
$7,652.19
$4,327.47
$3,324.72
$1,329.89
$1,434.84
$664.95
$717.42
2
$6,617.62
$982.74
$7,600.36
$4,291.55
$3,308.81
$1,323.52
$1,428.47
$661.76
$714.24
3
$6,572.55
$982.74
$7,555.29
$4,269.02
$3,286.27
$1,314.51
$1,419.46
$657.26
$709.73
4
$5,998.10
$982.74
$6,980.84
$3,981.79
$2,999.05
$1,199.62
$1,304.57
$599.81
$652.29
YearTuitionAncillary FeesTotal1st Installment2nd Installment1.0 FCE Tuition1.0 FCE Total0.5 FCE Tuition0.5 FCE Total
1
$22,601.25
$1,002.74
$23,603.99
$12,303.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
2-4
$22,601.25
$982.74
$23,583.99
$12,283.37
$11,300.62
$4,520.25
$4,625.20
$2,260.13
$2,312.60
In addition to the above, International Students must pay the mandatory University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP) which is payable in full with your first installment. Please click here for more information about UHIP

2019-2020 Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay)CodeAmountOpt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:   
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Athletic Building FundSABFF70.00No
Student Athletic SocietySATHF117.94No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF25.00No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF62.02No
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF30.00No
Essential LU Services Subtotal 304.96 
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fees    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS24.89 No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF51.03 No
LUSU Medical/DentalSMEDF *392.07 See Below
LUSU Bus PassSLBUS **198.95 No
Essential LUSU Fees Subtotal 646.94 
Essential LU & LUSU Services Fees Subtotal: 951.90 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES   
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF77.23Yes
 LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS156.12Yes
Fees Passed by Student Referenda:   
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB2.00Yes
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF 0.50 Yes
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA5.00Yes
Social Action FeeSLRSA2.00Yes 
SustainabilitySLRSU5.50Yes
WUSC - World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00Yes
Non-Essential Fees Subtotal: 182.47 
TOTAL Potential Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay) 1,134.37 

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUS):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


2018-19 Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees for First Year  Students (Thunder Bay)
 Code AmountOpt Out Potential?
First Year Students Orientation Fee SORIE 20.00No
Total Potential Undergraduate Full-Time Ancillary Fees: 1,134.37 
 TOTAL Potential Ancillary Fees for First Year Students (Thunder Bay):
  1,154.37 
2019-20 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students - Per Course (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)
Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
Athletic Building FundSABFF14.007.00No
Student Athletic SocietySATHF23.5911.79No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMF5.002.50No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAF12.406.20No
Capital Improvements C.J. Sanders BuildingSCISF6.003.00No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDF10.215.10No
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS20.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal: 72.1836.09 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF 15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services Fee SLUS111.225.61Yes
Aboriginal Programming Fee SLRAB0.400.20Yes
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05Yes
 Nanabijou Fee SLRNA1.00  0.50Yes
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20Yes
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Student) FeeSLRWU1.400.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCFS3.421.71Yes
LU Radio FeeSRADF2.001.00Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL fees Subtotal: 36.4918.25 
TOTAL Potential Per Course Ancillary Fees (Thunder Bay): 108.6754.34 
     
2019-20 Distance Education Courses or Co-op (Thunder Bay)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE) Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS20.980.49No
ESSENTIAL fees Subtotal: 0.980.49 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSF15.457.72 
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS111.225.61 
Aboriginal Programming FeeSLRAB0.400.20 
AFCASA African Caribbean Student Association FeeSLRAF0.100.05 
Nanabijou FeeSLRNA1.000.50 
Social Action FeeSLRSA0.400.20 
Sustainability FeeSLRSU1.100.55 
WUSC World University Service of Canad (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70 
CFS Fee (Canadian Federation of Students)SLCFS3.421.71  
 NON-ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal:  34.49 17.25 
 TOTAL Potential Ancillary Fees for Distance Education or Co-Op (Thunder Bay):  35.4717.74  
     
2019-20  Ancillary Fees for Full-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia) Code AmountOpt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES   
Lakehead University Services Fees   
Student Athletic SocietySATHO94.37No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO25.00No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO62.02No
Essential LU Services Subtotal 181.39 
Lakehead University Student Union (LUSU) Fee   
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS44.89No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO51.03No
LUSU U-Pass Fee **SLBUO141.45No
LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance *SMEDF392.07See Below
Essential LUSU Services Subtotal 589.44 
ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal: 770.83 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES   
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO77.23Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS356.12Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU7.00Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Student) FeeSLCSF17.12Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) Subtotal 157.47 
TOTAL Potential Full-Time Student Ancillary Fees (Orillia) 948.30 

* The LUSU Medical/Dental Insurance (SMEDF) policy is effective September 1, for the 12 months ending August 31. All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee. Should a student have comparable coverage and choose to opt-out they may do so by going to the LUSU Website at www.lusu.ca and clicking on opt-out to proceed. No exceptions or extensions. Opting out does not remove the fee from your student account. For additional information regarding LUSU services including Medical and Dental please go to www.lusu.ca or contact LUSU directly by phone (807) 343-8259

 Co-op students and Graduate students are not covered but may purchase the Plan.

**
The LUSU Bus Pass Fee (SLBUO):  All full-time undergraduate students who have registered in 3.75 or more FCEs by the last day to register in September are automatically assessed this mandatory fee.


 

2018-19 Compulsory Ancillary Fees for 1st Year Full-Time Students (Orillia) Code Amount
1st Year Students Orientation FeeSORIO20.00
LUSU and LU Services Total 817.22
Total 837.22
2019-20 Ancillary Fees for Part-Time Undergraduate Students (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential?
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
Student Athletic SocietySATHO18.879.44No
Computer Enhancement (Technology) FeeSCOMO5.002.50No
Health Services Support FeeSHEAO12.406.20No
LUSU Capital FundSBLDO10.215.10No
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS40.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 11.185.59 
 NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS311.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.40.70Yes
CFS (Canadian Federation of Students) FeeSLCSF3.421.71Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL Ancillary Fees Subtotal: 31.4915.75 
TOTAL Potential Per Course Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 78.9639.48 
     
2019-20  Distance Education Courses Or Co-op (Orillia)CodeAmount (1.0FCE)Amount (0.5FCE)Opt-Out Potential
ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Ombudsperson FeeSLUS40.980.49No
ESSENTIAL Fees Subtotal: 0.980.49 
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES:    
LUSU Activity FeeSLUSO15.457.72Yes
LUSU Academic and Advocacy Support and Services FeeSLUS311.225.61Yes
WUSC World University Service of Canada (Sponsor Refugee Students)SLRWU1.400.70Yes
NON-ESSENTIAL FEES SUBTOTAL: 31.4915.75 
TOTAL Potential Distance Education or Co-Op Ancillary Fee (Orillia): 32.4716.24