Chemistry

Major in Chemistry

Note: The UBC Okanagan campus also offers a Major in Environmental Chemistry.

Students entering the Major in Chemistry program must complete Chemistry 11 (or equivalent) and Principles of Mathematics 12 or Pre-Calculus 12. Students are strongly advised to complete Chemistry 12.

First Year Credits
CHEM 111 or CHEM 121; and CHEM 113 or CHEM 123 6
MATH 100, 101 6
Two of ENGL 112 or 114, 113, 150, 151, 153 6
PHYS 111 or 112; and PHYS 102 or 122 6
Electives 6
Total Credits 30
Second Year
CHEM 201, 220 6
CHEM 203, 204 6
CHEM 211 3
MATH 200, 221 6
Science electives 3
Arts electives 6
Total Credits 30
Third and Fourth Years
Analytical: CHEM 311 3
Biochemistry: BIOC 304 3
Inorganic: two of CHEM 335, 336, 337, 338 6
Organic: two of CHEM 317, 330, 333, 403 6
Physical: CHEM 304, 3121 6
Two of CHEM 461, 462, 463, 464, 465 6
Upper-level Chemistry electives 6
Upper-level electives 6
Arts electives 6
Electives2 12
Total Credits 60
Minimum credits for degree 120
1 MATH 200 is a strongly recommended corequisite for CHEM 312 and should be taken in second year if CHEM 312 is to be taken in third year.
2 Of the electives, 6 credits must be taken from the following: ASTR 110, 120; ASTR 111, 121; BIOL 116, 125; COSC 111, 121; COSC 122, 123; EESC 111, 121; GEOG 108, 109.

Chemistry Honours Program

The Honours in Chemistry program is designed to provide an intensive program of study through coursework and research experience. Students who complete this program will have the ability to work independently and with a high level of competency. The course requirements are the same as in the Major in Chemistry program, except 6 credits of the elective component of the program must be in CHEM 449.

Admission Requirements

  • Fourth-year standing (minimum of 78 credits) in the Chemistry Major.
  • Minimum grade average of 75% in all courses taken to date applicable to the Chemistry Major.
  • Enrolment in CHEM 449.

Graduation Requirements

  • Completion of the course requirements for the Major in Chemistry.
  • A minimum 75% graduating grade average (GGA).
  • CHEM 449 with a minimum grade of 75%.

Minor in Chemistry

A student must successfully complete the core second-year Chemistry courses: CHEM 201 or 210 and all of CHEM 203, 204, 211, 220. The student must also complete at least 18 credits in 300- or 400-level Chemistry courses.

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