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

Honours BSc Chemistry and Mathematics

The Honours BSc Chemistry and Mathematics program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits, and all required elements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Note 1):

Year 1
CH110, CH111
MA121, MA122; either both MA103 and MA104, or MA110* (refer to Note 7 below)
PC131, PC132
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 2)

Year 2
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH225, CH261, CH262
MA201, MA205
0.5 senior MA elective credit
0.5 elective credit or MA104 if not taken in Year 1 (refer to Note 7 below)

Year 3
CH215, CH226, CH250, CH390 (refer to Note 3)
MA215, MA222, MA240, MA242, MA250
0.5 MA elective credit at the 300 or 400 level (excluding MA323).

Year 4
2.0 CH elective credits at the 300 or 400 level (refer to Note 3)
1.5 additional MA elective credits at the 300 or 400 level (must include MA489 if CH490‡ is not taken)
1.0 elective credits (refer to Note 2)

Additional Information

  1. While the above schedule constitutes the recommended sequence by which all program requirements are satisfied, other valid sequences are possible. However, 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 elective credit.
  4. The program must include at least 1.0 400 level MA credit (including MA489, if taken).
  5. For progression into Year 2 of the program, the requirements include a minimum GPA of 4.00 in Year 1 MA courses and a minimum GPA of 4.0 in CH110/CH111. For progression into Year 3 and Year 4, and for graduation, the requirements include a minimum cumulative GPA of 4.00 in Chemistry and Mathematics courses combined and an overall GPA of 4.00.
  6. Senior honours students are expected to attend all department seminars.
  7. MA110* covers the same calculus topics as MA103, but includes a number of precalculus topics.  Either MA110* or MA103 serves as prerequisite for MA104.  Typically, students do both MA103 and MA104 in Year 1, or MA110* in Year 1 and then MA104 in Year 2.