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Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
(Faculty of Science)
203 Steacie Chemistry Bldg.
613-520-3534
carleton.ca/chem

This section presents the requirements for:

Co-operative Education Option is available (see the Co-operative Education section of this Calendar for details).

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.Sc. programs including those relating to Science Continuation and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree ),

Students should consult with the Department when planning their program and selecting courses.

Program Requirements

Chemistry
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 7.0 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3100, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3503, CHEM 3504, and CHEM 4908 [1.0];
  2. 0.5 credit from CHEM 2204 or CHEM 2206;
  3. 1.0 credit from CHEM 3106, CHEM 3107, CHEM 3205 or CHEM 3305;
  4. 0.5 credit in BIOC 3101;
  5. 1.0 credit at the 4000-level in CHEM, or 0.5 credit at the 4000-level in CHEM and BIOC 3102;
  6. 0.5 credit at the 3000- or 4000-level in Chemistry;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007, and MATH 2008;
  2. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004), or (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008);
  3. 0.5 credit in Science Continuation (not CHEM);
  4. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives at the 1000-level (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  5. 2.0 credits in Science Faculty Electives or Science Continuation Courses (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  6. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or an Approved Arts or Social Sciences elective;
  7. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences electives;
  8. 1.0 credit in free elective.

Note: normally the credits in Item 11 above will be chosen either from non-compulsory Chemistry courses or other Science Continuation courses. Students who wish to broaden and strengthen a non-Science interest by substituting non-Science courses must obtain written permission from the Undergraduate Adviser prior to registration.

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Chemistry
B.Sc. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (6.0 credits):
  1. 4.5 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3100, and CHEM 3101;
  2. 0.5 credit from CHEM 2204 or CHEM 2206;
  3. 0.5 credit from CHEM 3106, CHEM 3205, CHEM 3305, CHEM 3503 or CHEM 3107;
  4. 0.5 credit in CHEM at the 3000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.0 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH  2007, and MATH 2008;
  2. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004), or (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008);
  3. 0.5 credit in Science Continuation (not CHEM);
  4. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives at the 1000-level (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  5. 1.5 credit in Science Faculty Electives or Science Continuation Courses (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  6. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or an Approved Arts or Social Sciences elective;
  7. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences electives;
  8. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Computational Chemistry
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.5 credits):
  1. 6.5 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2206, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3106, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3503, CHEM 4406, CHEM 4407;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOC 3101 and (BIOC 3102 or BIOC 3008);
  3. 2.0 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006, and COMP 2004;
  4. 0.5 credit in COMP at the 2000-level;
  5. 0.5 credit in COMP at the 2000- or 3000-level;
  6. 1.5 credit in CHEM 4908 [1.0] and MATH 3800;
  7. 0.5 credit from CHEM at the 3000- or 4000- level, or BIOC 4006;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007, and MATH 2008;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 1003 and BIOL 2200;
  3. 0.5 credit from PHYS 1003 or PHYS 1007;
  4. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 1.5 credit in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  6. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives;
  7. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Computational Chemistry
B.Sc. General (15.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (8.5 credits):
  1. 5.0 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2206, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3106, and CHEM 3201;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOC 3101 and (BIOC 3102 or BIOC 3008);
  3. 2.0 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006, and COMP 2004;
  4. 0.5 credit in COMP at the 2000- or 3000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007, and MATH 2008;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 1003 and BIOL 2200;
  3. 0.5 credit from PHYS 1003 or PHYS 1007;
  4. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 1.5 credit in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  6. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Chemistry with Concentration in Nanotechnology
B.Sc.Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (10.5 credits):
  1. 8.5 credits in: CHEM 1000 [1.0] , CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3100, CHEM 2303, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3107, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3503, CHEM 3600, CHEM 4103, CHEM 4104, and CHEM 4908 [1.0];
  2. 0.5 credit from CHEM 2204 or CHEM 2206;
  3. 1.0 credit from CHEM 3106, CHEM 3205, CHEM 3305 or CHEM 3504;
  4. 0.5 credit in BIOC 3101;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (9.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007, and MATH 2008;
  2. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004), or (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008);
  3. 0.5 credit in Science Continuation (not CHEM);
  4. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives at the 1000-level (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  5. 2.0 credits in Science Faculty Electives or Science Continuation Courses (not BIOL 1902 or BIOL 1903);
  6. 0.5 credit in NCSI 1000 or an Approved Arts or Social Sciences elective;
  7. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences electives;
  8. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Chemistry and Computer Science
B.Sc. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits):
  1. 5.5 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2206, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3106, CHEM 3503, and CHEM 4406;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOC 3101 and (BIOC 3102 or BIOC 3008);
  3. 5.0 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006; COMP 2002, COMP 2003, COMP 2004, COMP 3000, COMP 3004, COMP 3804, and COMP 3806;
  4. 0.5 credit in COMP at the 4000-level;
  5. 1.0 credit from:
    1. CHEM 4908 [1.0]
    2. or

    3. COMP 4905 and 0.5 credit in COMP at the 4000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 2.5 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007, MATH 2008, and MATH 2107;
  2. 1.0 credit in BIOL 1003 and BIOL 2200;
  3. 0.5 credit from PHYS 1003 or PHYS 1007;
  4. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences.
  6. 1.0 credit in free electives.
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Chemistry and Earth Sciences
B.Sc. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits):
  1. 4.0 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2302, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3100, and CHEM 3503;
  2. 1.0 credit in CHEM at the 4000-level;
  3. 1.0 credit in ERTH 1006 and ERTH 1007;
  4. 2.0 credits in ERTH 2101, ERTH 2102, ERTH 2406, and ERTH 2801;
  5. 1.0 credit in ERTH at the 3000-level;
  6. 1.0 credit in ERTH at the 4000-level;
  7. 1.0 credit in CHEM or ERTH;
  8. 1.0 credit from CHEM 4908 or ERTH 4908;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 1.5 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, and MATH 2007;
  2. 0.5 credit in MATH or STAT at the 2000-level;
  3. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004) or (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008);
  4. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives (not CHEM or ERTH);
  5. 1.0 credit in Science Faculty Electives;
  6. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  7. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  8. 1.0 credit in free electives; Note: to meet professional registration requirements for geoscience in Ontario, students must have at least 0.5 credit in BIOL.
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Chemistry and Physics
B.Sc. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (13.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from (PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002) (recommended), or (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004) or (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008 with an average grade of B- or higher);
  2. 4.0 credits in PHYS 2202, PHYS 2604, PHYS 3007, PHYS 3308, PHYS 3606, PHYS 3701, PHYS 3807 and PHYS 4707;
  3. 1.0 credit in PHYS at the 4000-level;
  4. 4.5 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3100, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3503, and CHEM 4102;
  5. 0.5 credit from CHEM 2204 or CHEM 2206;
  6. 0.5 credit from CHEM 3106 or CHEM 3107;
  7. 0.5 credit in CHEM at the 4000-level;
  8. 1.0 credit in one of:
    1. CHEM 4908 [1.0];
    2. PHYS 4909 [1.0];
    3. PHYS 4907 plus 0.5 credit in PHYS at the 4000-level;
    4. PHYS 4908 plus 0.5 credit in PHYS at the 4000-level;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.0 credits):
  1. 3.0 credits in MATH 1004, MATH 1005, MATH 1104, MATH 2004, STAT 3502, and MATH 3705;
  2. 0.5 credit from COMP 1005, COMP 1007, or ECOR 1606;
  3. 0.5 credit from MATH 3800 or ECOR 2606;
  4. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences elective;
  5. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences electives;
  6. 1.0 credit in free electives.

Minor in Chemistry

The Minor in Chemistry is available to degree students registered in programs other than those associated with the Department of Chemistry.

Requirements (4.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in CHEM 1000;
  2. 3.0 credits in Chemistry at 2000-level or higher
  3. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
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