Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2011/2012
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Chemistry

The Honours BSc Chemistry program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, with at least 10.5 but not more than 12.0 senior Chemistry credits. Not more than 6.5 credits may be at the 100 level. All requirements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Note 1):

Year 1
CH110, CH111; both MA100 and MA101 (or MA110*); MA122;
PC131 (or PC141), PC132 (or PC142)
1.5 elective credits (refer to Note 2)

Year 2
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH225, CH250, CH261, CH262
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 2)

Year 3
CH213, CH226, CH301, CH313, CH390 (refer to Note 3)
1.5 CH credit (refer to Notes 4 and 5)
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 2)

Year 4
3.0 additional CH credits (refer to Notes 3, 4 and 5)
2.0 elective credits (refer to Note 2)

Additional Information

  1. While the above schedule constitutes the recommended sequence satisfying program requirements, other sequences are possible. Many of the required courses have one or more prerequisites and students are advised to be cautious in departing from the recommended schedule.
  2. Electives must include 0.5 credits from each of Curriculum Divisions A and B. These courses must be completed prior to graduation.
  3. Students who are not planning to enroll in CH490‡ in Year 4 must enroll in CH390 in Year 3. Students who plan to enroll in CH490‡ in Year 4 are encouraged to enroll in CH390 in Year 3 but are not required to do so and may replace CH390 with a 0.5 CH credit at the 300 or 400 level.
  4. Elective Chemistry credits are subject to a concentration. If a student chooses to follow one of the two concentration options in the program, this will be designated by a letter to the student from the chair of the Chemistry Department upon completion of all degree requirements. The concentration options, with course requirements, are:
    1. Bio-organic: 2.5 credits from CH303, CH306, CH332, CH350, CH354, CH355, CH357, CH404, CH432, CH450, BI440/CH451, CH452, CH453, BI402/CH454, CH455, CH456, CH457, CH458, CH459 and CH490‡ in related topic.
    2. Materials and Applied Physical: 2.5 credits from CH240, CH306, CH332, CH340, CH432, CH440, CH444 and CH490‡ in related topic.
  5. For students enrolled in the Bio-organic Concentration option, BI110 and BI111 are  recommended as a Year 1 or Year 2 elective credit.