Faculty of Science : Department of Chemistry
The Honours and Major Programs are designed for those students wishing to embark on careers as professional chemists. In the Honours degree, a student undertakes an in-depth study of Chemistry with other supporting physical sciences. Each student will participate in a short research project in the final year of study. The Honours Program requires 33 units of Chemistry courses within a total of 60 units for the degree. On graduation as a chemist, the candidate may either enter employment in a variety of industries or proceed to graduate school and the higher qualifications of MSc and PhD.
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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CHEM 231 may also be taken in the first year. If CHEM 231 is taken in the first year, an additional 1.5 units of electives should be taken in the second year.
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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CHEM 231 may also be taken in the first year. If CHEM 231 is taken in the first year, an additional 1.5 units of electives should be taken in the second year.
PHYS 102; or 102A and 102B; or 110 and 111 or 120 and 130
Three 300- or 400-level CHEM lecture courses
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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Students interested in pursuing the co-op option are encouraged to take CHEM 212, and to do so prior to their first work term. This course may also be useful for identifying job opportunities after graduation.
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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CHEM 231 may also be taken in the second term of first year, and 1.5 units of these electives postponed.
Combined Major in Biochemistry and Chemistry
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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CHEM 231 may be taken in the second term of the first year, and 1.5 units of these electives postponed.
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BIOL 225 may be taken in the third year as a corequisite to BIOC 300A and 300B. Alternatively, CHEM 245 may be deferred to the Fall term of the third year.
Combined Major in Microbiology and Chemistry
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For students with Chemistry 11 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents. Students with Chemistry 12 and Pre-Calculus 12 or equivalents should not complete CHEM 091.
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CHEM 231 may be taken in the second term of the first year, and 1.5 units of these electives postponed.
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BIOL 225 may be taken in the third year as a corequisite to BIOC 300A and 300B. Alternatively, CHEM 245 may be deferred to the Fall term of the third year.
CHEM 091 and 1011, or 1012
Three of MATH 322, 335, 342, 346, 352, 365, 377, 379, 401, 412, 435, 442, 446, 451, 452, at least two of which must be numbered 400 or higher
CHEM 091 and 1011, or 1012
CHEM 091, 101, 1021, 2; or 101, 1023
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CHEM 150 may be taken instead of CHEM 101.
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EOS 202 and 300 are recommended for students interested in geologic field studies (202 is prerequisite for 300); EOS 260 and 460 are recommended for students interested in biosphere evolution (260 is prerequisite for 460).
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MATH 200 and 204 may be taken instead of MATH 202.
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EOS 403, 408, 416, 420, 422, 425, 427, and 433 are normally offered in alternate years. Students are advised to consult with the department to determine when these courses are offered.
CHEM 091, 101, 1021, 2; or 101, 1023
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CHEM 150 may be taken instead of CHEM 101.
5.
EOS 202 and 300 are recommended for students interested in geologic field studies (202 is prerequisite for 300); EOS 260 and 460 are recommended for students interested in biosphere evolution (260 is prerequisite for 460).
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MATH 200 and 204 may be taken instead of MATH 202.
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EOS 403, 408, 416, 420, 422, 425, 427, and 433 are normally offered in alternate years. Students are advised to consult with the department to determine when these courses are offered.
See Co-operative Education Programs for the Faculty of Science. See also the general regulations pertaining to Undergraduate Co-operative Education Programs of the University of Victoria governing all co-operative education students.
Students who do not take CHEM 213 in the second year might find it difficult to complete their program in the normal time period.