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  • The central science
  • Investigates the behaviour of compounds at a molecular or atomic level
  • Involves the development of materials such as superconductors, luminescent materials and industrial catalysts
  • Involves the development of synthetic methods, such as the pharmaceutical industry and novel, organized structures with the potential to be utilized as “nano-machines”
  • Promotes undergraduate research with the unique Chemistry Research Internship Program (CRISP) scholarship

Course Descriptions - Chemistry


Minimum Admissions Average: 
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry
Second Average: 
(plus 70% secondary average)
Mean Admissions Average: 
  • ENG4U, SCH4U, MHF4U, plus one of SPH4U or SBI4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended.
Science second average is the average of all science and math courses.
Career Tracks: 
  • Professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary and chiropractic (with careful selection of courses) 
  • Industrial and academic research & development
  • Government and hospital laboratories
  • Industrial process laboratories
  • Administration and management
  • Education (with additional studies)