Undergraduate Courses

Students taking chemistry as a major degree generally include Chem 112, Chem 115 and Chem 250 in their first year along with courses in physics, math and biology. A combination of Chem 112 and Chem 250 is recommended for students who intend to take programs in Life and Health sciences that do not require large amounts of chemistry while students in Chemical Engineering take Chem 114 and Chem 115.

Second year courses introduce students to the core chemistry subjects of analytical, biological, inorganic, organic and physical Chemistry.

Third and fourth year courses provide students with an opportunity to develop advanced specialization in a variety of different fields. Research courses are also available to students.

A list of courses offerings can be found below, and we recommend that you view or download the prerequisite flowchart for chemistry courses. You can link to more information for each course from the flowchart as well as from the list below. If you do not have the prerequisite for Chem 112, which is Chem 30, please see the Chem 112 Information page.

Course Offerings

Course Course Title offered in 2018/19 Term 1 offered in 2018/19 Term 2

100 Level Chemistry Courses

CHEM 100.3

Problem Solving Foundations for University Chemistry


CHEM 112.3

General Chemistry I Structure, Bonding and Properties of Materials



CHEM 114.3 General Chemistry for Engineers check  
CHEM 115.3 General Chemistry II Chemical Processes check check
200 Level Chemistry Courses
CHEM 221.3 Analytical Chemistry I check check
CHEM 231.3 Inorganic Chemistry I check check
CHEM 242.3 Thermodynamics and Kinetics check check
CHEM 250.3 Introduction to Organic Chemistry check check
CHEM 255.3 Bio Organic Chemistry check check
300 Level Chemistry Courses
CHEM 322.3 Analytical Chemistry II check  
CHEM 332.3 Inorganic Chemistry II check  
CHEM 334.3 Materials Chemistry check  
CHEM 344.3 Introductory Chemical Quantum Mechanics check  
CHEM 353.3 Organic Structure Analysis check  
CHEM 354.3 Physical Organic Chemistry  
CHEM 369.3 Synthetic Chemistry Practicum   check
CHEM 375.3 Environmental Chemistry   check
CHEM 377.3 Industrial Chemistry   check
CHEM 380.3 3rd Year Research check check
CHEM 398.3 Special Topics  check
400 Level Chemistry Courses
CHEM 402.0 Seminar check check
CHEM 420.3 Selected Topics in Analytical Chemistry  
CHEM 430.3 Selected Topics in Inorganic Chemistry
CHEM 435.3 Chemical Applications of Group Theory   check
CHEM 439.3 Organometallic Chemistry  
CHEM 440.3 Selected Topics in Physical Chemistry    check
CHEM 444.3 Computational Chemistry   check
CHEM 450.3 Selected Topics in Organic Chemistry check
CHEM 456.3 Natural Products  
CHEM 482.3 4th Year Research check check
CHEM 483.6 4th Year Research check