Undergraduates

Curriculum for Matriculation Years 2010 – 2013

BSc (Hons) in Chemistry and Biological Chemistry

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Curriculum Overview

Course Type AU Remarks
Core Courses
60
Lectures and lab courses on Chemistry, plus Mathematics and Physics courses.
Final Year Project / Industrial Internship
12
Taken in Year 4.
Prescribed Electives
12
Usually taken in Year 4.
General Education Requirements (GER) Core Courses
12
Click here for the list of GER Core courses.
GER Prescribed Electives ​15
Unrestricted Electives
21
Can take UEs offered by any School.
Click here for a list of CBC electives.


Year 1 (Minimum of 33 AU)

Courses
AU
CM1021 - Basic Inorganic Chemistry with Laboratory
4
CM1031 - Basic Organic Chemistry with Laboratory
4
CM1041 - Basic Physical Chemistry with Laboratory 
4
MH1802 - Calculus for the Sciences​ ​4
​MH1804 - Mathematics for Chemistry​ 2​
​PH1801 - Foundations of Physics I ​3
HW0001 - English Proficiency
For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test (QET).
0
HW0303 - Mastering Communication
3
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
18+ 


Year 2 (Minimum of 36 AU)

Courses
AU
CM2011 - Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
3
CM2021 - Inorganic and Bioinorganic Chemistry
3
CM2031 - Organic and Bioorganic Chemistry
3
CM2041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 1
3
CM2061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 1
3
CM2062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 2
3
PS8001 - Defense Science
3
HW0203 - Research Writing in the Physical and Mathematical Sciences
3
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
13+


Year 3 (Min 36 AU)

Courses
AU
CM3011 - Chemical Spectroscopy and Applications
3
CM3021 - Organometallic Chemistry
3
CM3031 - Organic Reaction Mechanisms and Synthesis
3
CM3041 - Physical and Biophysical Chemistry 2
3
CM3061 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 3
3
CM3062 - Chemistry & Biological Chemistry Laboratory 4
3
ES8006 - Environment Sustainability
3
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
15+


Year 4 (Min 27 AU)

Courses
AU
CM4071 - Honours Project 1 or CM4072 - Professional Internship
12
4 Major Prescribed Electives
12
GER Prescribed Elective Courses / Unrestricted Electives
3+
Note: students may choose to read either CM4071 or CM4072 in either semester, but may not read both. Currently, a grade of A- or better in CM4071 is required to be eligible for Honours (Highest Distinction).


Major Prescribed Electives (Choose 4)

Courses
AU
CM4011 - Advanced Analytical Chemistry
3
CM4012 - Structural Determination
3
CM4031 - Asymmetric Synthesis
3
CM4032 - Current Topics in Synthetic Organic Chemistry
3
CM4041 - Quantum Chemistry & Statistical Thermodynamics
3
CM4042 - Chemical Kinetics and Dynamics
3
CM4021 – Current Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
3
CM4051 - Advanced Bioorganic Chemistry
3
CM4043 - Molecular Modelling : Principles and Applications
3
CM4033 - Metal Mediated Reactions
3
CM4034 - Natural Product Chemistry
3


For Concentration In Medicinal Chemistry
(Counted As Unrestricted Electives)

Courses
AU
CM9081 - Medicinal Chemistry
3
CM9082 - Drug Design and Synthesis
3
CM9083 - Heterocyclic Chemistry
3


Students With Concentration In Food Science And Technology 
(Counted As Unrestricted Electives)

Courses
AU
CM9101 - Food Chemistry and Analysis
3
CM9102 - Food Microbiology and Safety Control
3
CM9103 - Food Processing and Preservation
3


Courses Offered In Special Session

Courses
AU
CM9071 - First Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4
CM9072 - Second Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4
CM9073 - Third Undergraduate Research Experience in Chemistry & Biological Chemistry
4


Courses Offered As GER

The following courses are offered as General Education Requirement (GER) electives by the division. CBC majors should note that they are allowed to take GER electives from any school.

Courses
AU
CM8001 - Impact of Chemistry on Society
3
CM8002 - Forensic Science
3