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Introduction

Chemistry is a challenging intellectual pursuit and a dominant force in shaping our civilization. Chemistry places strong emphasis on an understanding of the structures and properties of individual atoms and molecules, and on using this understanding to interpret and predict the behaviour of matter. Many of the concepts of physics, and the methods of mathematics, are basic to chemistry. Chemistry is of fundamental importance to many other subjects including astrophysics, biological sciences, environmental science, geology, materials science, and medical sciences. These and other aspects of the subject are reflected in the courses offered, and the programs recommended by the Department.

The Department has made extensive changes to its course and program offerings in the last few years. These changes included a revision of first year courses, substantial modifications to later-year courses, the introduction of new specialist programs in Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, and in Environmental Chemistry, and more flexibility for students choosing areas of specialization both within chemistry and in combination with other disciplines.

Students can choose between two first year options according to their intended area of specialization.

CHM 151Y is the course strongly recommended for all students who will be following one of the specialist programs involving chemistry, or who will be including a substantial amount of chemistry in their eventual programs of study.

The combination of CHM 138H with CHM 139H is recommended for students who intend to take programs in the Life or Health Sciences that do not require a large amount of chemistry. They are also the most appropriate courses for students applying for entry into professional programs. These courses may be taken in any order, and not in the same session.

The outlines of these first year courses, together with those for later-year offerings, are shown in this calendar. More detailed information is available from the Department, and is posted on the World Wide Web at http://www.chem.utoronto.ca/underinfo. Students who are following programs that contain a substantial number of chemistry courses are strongly advised to take courses in the proper year (i.e. 200-series in second year, etc.). Following the correct sequence will enhance the level and balance of preparation for all later year courses, and timetable conflicts will be avoided.

Students whose current programs may be affected by the introduction of new or revised chemistry courses are advised to consult the Department at the earliest possible opportunity.

Students requiring more information about Chemistry programs and courses are invited to visit or phone the Undergraduate Office, Lash Miller Chemical Laboratories, Room 151 (416-978-6033).

Chemistry Programs

Biological Chemistry (Science program)


Consult Professor A. Woolley, Department of Chemistry.
Enrolment in this program requires completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

Specialist program:
(13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least two 400-series courses)
2001 and earlier:

First Year: BIO150Y1; CHM151Y1/137Y1/(132H1, 133H1)/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second and Higher Years:
1. BIO250Y1; CHM222Y1/CHM225Y1, CHM238Y1, 248Y1/CHM249H1, CHM347H1, CHM348H1, CHM379H1
2. Further 300/400-series courses in BCH or CHM, including CHM437H1, CHM447H1, and two other 400-level CHM half courses to make a total of 13 full courses
Beginning in 2002-2003:

First Year: BIO150Y1; CHM151Y1/137Y1/(132H1, 133H1)/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second and Higher Years:
1. BCH210H1/BCH242Y1 (BCH242Y1 recommended); CHM222Y1/CHM225Y1, CHM238Y1, 248Y1/CHM249H1, CHM347H1, CHM348H1, CHM379H1
2. Further 300/400-series courses in BCH or CHM, including CHM437H1, CHM447H1, and two other 400-level CHM half courses to make a total of 13 full courses
Beginning in 2003-2004:

First Year: BIO150Y1; CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY110Y1/PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second and Higher Years:
1. BCH210H1; BIO250Y1; CHM225Y1/(CHM220H1, CHM221H1), CHM238Y1, CHM247H1/CHM249H1, CHM347H1, CHM348H1, CHM379H1
2. Further 300/400-series courses in BCH or CHM, including CHM437H1, CHM447H1, CHM479H1 and other 400-level CHM courses to make a total of 13 full courses

Chemical Physics (Science program)


Consult Professor S.G. Whittington, Department of Chemistry, and Professor B. Statt, Department of Physics.
Enrolment in this program requires completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

Specialist program:
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least 1.5 400-series courses)

First Year: CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1), MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1; PHY140Y1

Higher Years:
1. APM346H1; CHM225Y1, CHM326H1, CHM328H1; MAT223H1/MAT240H1, MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1, MAT244H1, MAT334H1; PHY251H1, PHY255H1, PHY351H1, PHY352H1; CHM423H1/PHY (PHY355H1, PHY457H1)
2. Two full course equivalents from CHM217H1, CHM238Y1, CHM247H1/248Y1/CHM249H1, CHM314Y1, CHM338H1, CHM348H1
3. Further 400-series half-courses in CHM/PHY to make a total of 14 full courses

Chemistry (Science program)


Consult Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry.
Enrolment in the Specialist, Major and Minor Chemistry programs requires completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

Specialist program:
(13 full courses or their equivalent, including at least three 400-series courses)

First Year: CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second Year: CHM217H1, CHM225Y1/(CHM220H1 with minimum grade of B, 221H1), 238Y1, 248Y1/249H1; MAT235Y1/MAT237Y1

Third and Fourth Years:
1. CHM326H1/CHM328H1
2. Further 300/400-level full course equivalents in CHM/MAT/another science, including at least two of CHM314Y1, CHM326H1, CHM328H1, CHM338H1, CHM346H1/CHM348H1, CHM379H1 and at least three 400-level CHM full course equivalents to make a total of 13 full courses.

Major program:
(8 full courses or their equivalent)

First Year: CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1

Second Year: At least two of CHM217H1, CHM220H1/222Y1/CHM225Y1, CHM238Y1, 240Y1/CHM247H1/248Y1/CHM249H1

Third Year: At least two of CHM314Y1, CHM326H1/CHM328H1, CHM338H1, CHM346H1/CHM348H1, CHM379H1

Fourth Year: Further 200/300/400-level CHM courses to make a total of seven CHM full course equivalents (CHM200Y1, CHM299Y1 excluded)

Minor program:
(4 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one full-course equivalent at the 300+ level))

First Year: CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1)

Second Year: At least one of CHM217H1, CHM220H1/222Y1/CHM225Y1, CHM238Y1, 240Y1/CHM247H1/248Y1/CHM249H1

Third Year: At least one of CHM314Y1, CHM326H1, CHM328H1, CHM338H1, CHM346H1, CHM348H1, CHM379H1

Fourth Year: Further 200/300/400-level CHM courses to make a total of four CHM full course equivalents (CHM200Y1 excluded)

Chemistry and Geology (Science program)


Consult Associate Chair, Undergraduate Studies, Department of Chemistry, and Professor G.S. Henderson, Department of Geology.
Enrolment in this program requires completion of four courses; no minimum GPA required.

Specialist program:
(12 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year: CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1*

Second Year: CHM217H1, CHM238Y1; GLG206H1, GLG207H1, GLG216H1/GLG217H1

Third and Fourth Years:
1. CHM225Y1, CHM247H1/248Y1/CHM249H1, CHM338H1, CHM314Y1/CHM346H1/CHM348H1
2. Two 400-series half-courses in CHM; GLG318H1, GLG340H1
3. Three 300+series half-courses in GLG
NOTE: Students may qualify for Chemistry Major after 3 years
* GLG110H1 is recommended but not required in the program

Environmental Chemistry (Science program)


Consult Professor S.A. Mabury, Department of Chemistry
Enrolment in this program is limited. It requires prior completion of 4 courses with a minimum GPA of 2.3. Three courses must be from the First Year list. Apply through the Division of the Environment by: 1st Round: TBA; 2nd Round: TBA at: http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/ofr/ enrolment

Specialist program:
(14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least one 400-series course)

First Year: BIO150Y1; CHM151Y1/(CHM138H1, CHM139H1); MAT135Y1/MAT137Y1; PHY138Y1/PHY140Y1

Second Year: CHM217H1, 222Y1/CHM225Y1, CHM238Y1, 240Y1/CHM247H1/248Y1/CHM249H1; ENV235Y1

Third and Fourth Years:
1. CHM310H1, CHM410H1, CHM415H1; ENV221Y1, ENV234Y1
2. One additional FCE from 300/400-series CHM courses

JIE410H1/CHM409Y1/CHM418Y1/CHM428Y1/CHM439Y1*/449Y1/(ENV421H1 and an additional half course from 300/400-series CHM or another approved option)
*CHM439Y1 has the prerequisite CHM438H1

Minor program in Environmental Chemistry - See Division of the Environment


Materials Chemistry Program - See Materials Science


Planetary Science Program - See Planetary Science



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