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, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30
  • Biology & Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30
  • Chemical Engineering (co-op available) & Chemical Engineering with MBA
    Degree:
    Engineering
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1 with a minimum grade of 60%, Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U) with a minimum grade of 60%, Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1 with a minimum grade of 60%, Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math with a minimum grade of 60% (Canadian Equivalent), Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Physics 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S with a minimum grade of 60%
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U) with a minimum grade of 60%, Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario high school prerequisite requirements will be considered. College transfer students entering via a transfer pathway are not required to satisfy these specific prerequisite requirements.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Physics 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120 with a minimum grade of 60%
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Physics 12, Pre-Calculus 12 with a minimum grade of 60%
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    In addition to the above requirements, Calculus is strongly recommended. In addition, a senior level Math, Science or Technological Education course is recommended. Students who do not meet all of the admission requirements will be evaluated on an individual basis.
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Physics 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B with a minimum grade of 60%
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106) with a minimum grade of 60%, Physics (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U) with a minimum grade of 60%, Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario high school prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English A30 and B30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Pre-Calculus 30 with a minimum grade of 60%
  • Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science and Education (PJ)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30
  • Chemistry
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30
  • Chemistry (including the accelerated option)
    Degree:
    Science and Education (IS)
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30
  • Chemistry with Specialization in Medical Sciences
    Degree:
    Science
    Alberta/NWT/Nunavut:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for Ontario High School Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U)
    Program Specific Requirements for Alberta/NWT/Nunavut High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30-1, Chemistry 30, Math 30-1, 1 from: Biology 30, Math 30-2, Math 31, or Physics 30
    Program Specific Requirements for British Columbia/Yukon High School Students:
    English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Anatomy and Physiology 12, Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Physics 12, or Statistics 12
    Program Specific Requirements for International Students:
    English, Chemistry, Math, and 1 Subject from: Biology, Math (additional), or Physics
    Program Specific Requirements for Manitoba High School Students:
    English Language Arts (Comprehensive Focus, Literary Focus, or Transactional Focus) 40S, Chemistry 40S, Pre-Calculus 40S, 1 from: Applied Math 40S, Advanced Mathematics 45S & Introduction To Calculus 45S, Biology 40S, or Physics 40S
    Program Specific Requirements for Mature/Transfer Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Other secondary or post-secondary courses that are equivalent to these requirements are accepted.
    Program Specific Requirements for New Brunswick High School Students:
    English Language Arts 121 or 122, Chemistry 121 or 122, Pre-Calculus A120 or B120, 1 from: Biology 121 or 122, Calculus 120, Foundations of Math 120, or Physics 121 or 122
    Program Specific Requirements for Newfoundland/Labrador High School Students:
    English 3201, Advanced Math 3200, Chemistry 3202, 1 from: Academic Math 3201, Biology 3201, Calculus 3208, or Physics 3204
    Program Specific Requirements for Nova Scotia High School Students:
    English 12 or English 12 African Heritage, Chemistry 12, Pre-Calculus 12, 1 from: Biology 12, Calculus 12, Mathematics 12, or Physics 12
    Other Admission Requirements & Important Information:
    Biology and Physics are recommended
    Program Specific Requirements for PEI High School Students:
    English 621A, Chemistry 621A, Pre-Calculus 621B, 1 from: Biology 621A, Calculus 611B, Foundations of Math 621A, or Physics 621A
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (CEGEP) Students:
    2 English (603 or 604), Chemistry (2 from: NYA, NYB, or NYC), Linear Algebra I (201-NYC, 201-105, or 201-106), 2 from: Biology I (NYA), Biology II, Calculus I (201-NYA or 201-103), Calculus II (201-NYB or 201-203), or Physics (NYA, NYB, or NYC)
    Program Specific Requirements for Quebec (Private) Students:
    English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), 1 from: Biology (SBI4U), Calculus & Vectors (MCV4U), Data Management (MDM4U), or Physics (SPH4U). Equivalent courses to the Ontario prerequisite requirements will be considered.
    Program Specific Requirements for Saskatchewan High School Students:
    English Language Arts 30 A or English Language Arts 30 B, Chemistry 30, Pre-Calculus 30, 1 from: Biology 30, Calculus 30, or Physics 30


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.


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