2004 - 2005 Calendar

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

CHEMISTRY PROGRAMS AND REGULATIONS

The following undergraduate programs are available in the department:

- Major* or Honours* in Chemistry
- Joint Honours in Chemistry and Earth Sciences*
- Joint Honours in Chemistry and Applied Mathematics*
- Joint Honours in Chemistry and Biochemistry*
- Joint Honours in Chemistry and Physics*
- Minor in Chemistry

* These programs are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Details of joint programs are given after the Honours B.Sc. Regulations.

UNDERGRADUATE HANDBOOK

Additional information about the undergraduate program, individual courses and suggested timetables can be found in the Department of Chemistry Undergraduate Handbook which is available on the web at www.chem.mun.ca.

FACULTY ADVISORS

Each student majoring in Chemistry will be assigned a Faculty Advisor who should be consulted on all academic matters. Individual programs must be drawn up in consultation with the advisor.

NOTE: Students who have obtained a grade of 3 or better on the Advanced Placement courses in Chemistry will normally be eligible for direct entry into Chemistry 1031 or second year courses. Such students must consult the department before registration.

MINOR IN CHEMISTRY

Candidates who take a minor in Chemistry will complete Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and 1031) or equivalent, 2400, 2401, 2210, 2300 and 6 credit hours in courses chosen from 3100, 3211, 3300, 3301, 3410, 3411 and 3500.

GENERAL DEGREE-MAJOR IN CHEMISTRY

The courses required for a Major in Chemistry are:

a) Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and 1031) or equivalent, 2300, 2210, 2400, 2401, 3100, 3211, 3300, 3301, 3410, 3411, 3500 and 4110.
b) Physics 1050 (or 1020 and 1021), 1051 and 2820.
c) Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050 and Applied Mathematics 3260.

Recommended courses: Biochemistry 2100 and 2101, Mathematics 2051, Physics 2055 and 2750, and 6 credit hours in one of the following languages: French, German, or Russian.

Students considering declaring Chemistry as their Major are encouraged to contact either the Department Head or the Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies).

HONOURS DEGREE IN CHEMISTRY

Students wishing to take Honours should consult those sections of the Calendar dealing with 'Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science'. The Honours program in Chemistry consists of at least 66 credit hours in Chemistry courses. It is recommended that candidates also take groups of 18 or more credit hours in each of two other science subjects, normally Biochemistry, Biology, Earth Sciences, Physics, or Mathematics.

Required Courses
a) Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and 1031) or equivalent, 2300, 2210, 2400, 2401, 3100, 3211, 3300, 3301, 3410, 3411, 3500, 4110, 4300, 4302, 490A/B, 6 credit hours selected from courses with initial digits 42, and a selection from the remaining 4000-level courses.
b) Physics 1050 (or 1020 and 1021), 1051 and 2820.
c) Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050 and Applied Mathematics 3260.

Recommended courses: Biochemistry 2100 and 2101, Mathematics 2051, Physics 2055 and 2750.

A thesis based on a selected research topic carried out under the supervision of a member of the department is to be submitted in the final year.

Chemistry 490A/B will normally require the equivalent of 9 hours/week for 2 semesters. Registration in Chemistry 490A/B is restricted to those students who have honours standing. Evaluation of the dissertation will be pass/fail, assessed by a committee comprising the supervisor and two other faculty members.

With approval of the Heads of the Chemistry and Biochemistry Departments prior to registration, a number of courses in Biochemistry may be substituted for a like number of Chemistry courses.

Six credit hours in one language are recommended: French, German or Russian should be selected in consultation with the Department Head.

Prospective Honours students in Chemistry in their first year should take

a) Six credit hours in English.
b) Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and 1031) or their equivalents.
c) Physics 1050 and 1051 or 1020 and 1021.
d) Mathematics 1000 and 1001.
e) Six credit hours in other courses.

Given appropriate circumstances the Honours Chemistry program may be completed in four years. Students should consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook for timetabling details.

NOTE: Students completing first year requirements for any of Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics via the three course options (i.e. Chemistry 1010, 1011, 1031 (or 1800, 1200, 1001), Mathematics 1090, 1000, 1001, Physics 1020, 1021, 1051) instead of the two course options (Chemistry 1050, 1051, Mathematics 1000, 1001, Physics 1050, 1051) will require the corresponding number of extra credits to obtain an Honours degree.

Arrangements for subsequent years will depend on the other science subjects being studied and should be made in consultation with the Head of the Department.

NOTE: Certain advanced courses may only be offered in alternate years. Candidates therefore should consult the Head of the Department before registration.

Certain of the Graduate courses may be taken in the final year of the Honours Program with the permission of the Head of the Department.

NOTE: Details of Joint Honours programs with Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics as outlined under JOINT PROGRAMS.


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Last modified on April 30, 2004 by R. Bruce

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