Office of the Registrar
Faculty of Science (2017/2018)
10.3 Chemistry

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The following undergraduate programs are available in the Department:

  1. Applied Mathematics and Chemistry Joint Honours

  2. Biochemistry and Chemistry Joint Honours

  3. Chemistry and Earth Sciences Joint Honours

  4. Chemistry and Physics Joint Honours

  5. Major or Honours in Chemistry. (Option to complete a Minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering) (see Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science for details)

  6. Minor in Chemistry

    Minor in Chemistry for Faculty of Engineering Process Engineering Majors

  7. Major or Honours in Computational Chemistry

  8. Major or Honours in Chemistry (Biological)

The Majors and Honours in Chemistry and Chemistry(Biological), and the Joint Honours with Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, and Physics are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Details of joint programs are given under Joint Programs.

Chemistry course descriptions are found at the end of the Faculty of Science section under Course Descriptions, Chemistry.

10.3.1 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.mun.ca/chem.

10.3.2 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 1051 or second year courses. Such students must consult the Department before registration.

10.3.3 Minor in Chemistry

Students who take a minor in Chemistry will complete Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and the former 1031) (or 1200 and 1001), Chemistry 2100, 2210, 2301 or 2302, and 2400, and 6 credit hours in other chemistry courses at the 2000 level or above.

For Engineering students completing the Process Engineering major, a minor in Chemistry will consist of Chemistry 1050, 1051, 2100, 2210, 2301 (or Engineering 4602), 2302, 2400 and 3 credit hours chosen from the remaining Chemistry courses at the 2000 level or above.

10.3.4 General Degree - Major in Chemistry

The courses required for a Major in Chemistry are:

  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3110, 3210, 3211, 3303, and 3411.

  2. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021).

  3. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, and 2050.

  4. Biochemistry 2101.

Recommended courses: Mathematics 2051, Physics 2820 and/or 2750.

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

Chemistry Majors may complete a minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering. The requirements for this minor are detailed under Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering.

10.3.5 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.

10.3.5.1 Required Courses
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and the former 1031) (or 1200 and 1001), 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3110, 3210, 3211, 3303, 3411, and 490A/B.

  2. 12 credit hours selected from the 4000 level Chemistry courses chosen in consultation with the 490A/B supervisor for chemistry.

  3. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021).

  4. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, and 2050.

  5. Biochemistry 2101.

Chemistry Honours students may complete a minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering. The requirements for this minor are detailed under Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, Minor in Applied Science - Process Engineering.

10.3.5.2 Other Information
  1. Those courses in which a grade of B or an average of 75% or higher are required, as specified in Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Academic Standing, clause a., are the courses beyond first year used to satisfy clause 1. under Required Courses above.

  2. Recommended courses: Mathematics 2051, Physics 2820 and/or 2750.

  3. 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.

  4. Chemistry 490A/B will normally require the equivalent of nine hours per week for two semesters. Registration in Chemistry 490A/B is restricted to those students who have honours standing. The Honours dissertation will be assessed by a committee comprising the supervisor and one other faculty member.

  5. 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.

  6. Prospective Honours students in Chemistry in their first year should take

    1. Six credit hours in English.

    2. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001),

    3. Physics 1050 and 1051 or 1020 and 1021.

    4. Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

    5. Six credit hours in other courses.

  7. Students should consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook for timetabling details.

  8. Students completing first year requirements for either Chemistry or Mathematics via the three course options (i.e. Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051, Mathematics 1090, 1000, 1001 (or 109A/B, 1000, 1001)) instead of the two course options (Chemistry 1050, 1051, Mathematics 1000, 1001) will require the corresponding number of extra credits to obtain an Honours degree.

  9. Arrangements for subsequent years will depend on the other science subjects being studied and should be made in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

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

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

  12. Details of Joint Honours programs with Biochemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics are outlined under Joint Programs.

  13. Details of the Environmental Science (Chemistry Stream) Major or Honours are outlined under the Grenfell Campus section off the Calendar.

10.3.6 General Degree - Major in Computational Chemistry

Students wishing to take a Major in Computational Chemistry should consult those regulations of the Calendar dealing with Regulations for the General Degree of Bachelor of Science.

10.3.6.1 Required Courses
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3210 or 3211, 3303, 4304, 4305.

  2. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021), and 2820.

  3. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2260 (or the former Mathematics 3260), and 3202.

  4. Computer Science 1510 and 1001.

  5. Computer Science 2500 and 2001.

  6. Computer Science 3731 or Mathematics 3132.

  7. English 1090 or the former English 1080 and English 1110 or equivalent.

  8. A sufficient number of elective courses to bring the degree up to a total of 120 credit hours must also be completed.

10.3.6.2 Suggested Program of Study

Given appropriate circumstances the Major in Computational Chemistry program can be completed in four years. While students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook for further timetabling details, to complete the program in four years generally will require that students take the following courses in their first year:

  1. English 1090 or the former English 1080 and English 1110 or equivalent.

  2. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001).

  3. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021).

  4. Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

  5. Computer Science 1510 and 1001.

10.3.7 Honours Degree in Computational Chemistry

Students wishing to take Honours in Computational Chemistry should consult those sections of the Calendar dealing with Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science.

10.3.7.1 Required Courses
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001), 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3210 or 3211, 3303, 4304, and 4305.

  2. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021), and 2820.

  3. Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2260 (or the former Mathematics 3260), and 3202.

  4. Computer Science 1510 and 1001.

  5. Computer Science 2500 and 2001.

  6. Computer Science 3731 or Mathematics 3132.

  7. Chemistry 490A/B.

  8. English 1090 or the former English 1080 and English 1110 or equivalent.

  9. 3 additional credit hours in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics at the 2000 level or above.

  10. A sufficient number of elective courses to bring the degree up to a total of 120 credit hours must also be completed.

10.3.7.2 Suggested Program of Study

Given appropriate circumstances the Honours in Computational Chemistry program can be completed in four years. While students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook for further timetabling details, to complete the program in four years generally will require that students take the following courses in their first year:

  1. English 1090 or the former English 1080 and English 1110 or equivalent.

  2. Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1200 and 1001).

  3. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and 1051 (or 1021).

  4. Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

  5. Computer Science 1510 and 1001.

10.3.7.3 Other Information
  1. Those courses in which a grade of B or an average of 75% or higher are required, as specified in Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Academic Standing, are the courses beyond first year used to satisfy the required course list.

  2. 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.

  3. Chemistry 490A/B will normally require the equivalent of nine hours per week for two semesters. Registration in Chemistry 490A/B is restricted to those students who have honours standing. The Honours dissertation will be assessed by a committee comprising the supervisor and one other faculty member.

  4. Students completing first year requirements for any of Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics via the three course options (i.e. Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051, Mathematics 1090, 1000, 1001 or 109A/B, 1000, 1001, Physics 1020, 1021, 1051) instead of the two course options (Chemistry 1050, 1051, Chemistry 1200, 1001, Mathematics 1000, 1001, Physics 1050, 1051) will require the corresponding number of extra credits to obtain an Honours degree.

  5. Arrangements for subsequent years will depend on the other science subjects being studied and should be made in consultation with the Faculty Advisor.

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

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

10.3.8 General Degree in Chemistry (Biological)

Students wishing to pursue a General Degree in Chemistry (Biological) are encouraged to contact the Department Head or the Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies) as early as possible.

10.3.8.1 Required Courses
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051, 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3110, 3211, and 4410.

  2. At least 6 credit hours from Chemistry 3210, 3303, 3411 or any 4000-level Chemistry course.

  3. Biology 1001, 1002, 2250, 2060, and 3050 and at least 6 credit hours chosen from Biology 3530, 3950, 3951, 4010, 4050, 4245, 4251, 4404.

  4. Biochemistry 2101 and at least 6 credit hours from Biochemistry 3105, 3106, 3107, 4101, and 4201.

  5. Mathematics 1000 and 1001. Statistics 2550 is strongly recommended.

  6. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and Physics 1051 (or 1021).

  7. Six credit hours in English.

10.3.8.2 Other Information

In first year, prospective students for the General Degree in Chemistry (Biological) should complete:

  1. Six credit hours in English, Chemistry 1050 and 1051, Biology 1001 and 1002, Physics 1050 (or 1020) and Physics 1051 (or 1021) , and Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

  2. This program fulfills the first and second teachable requirements for admission into the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) at this University with Chemistry and Biology as the first and second teachable subjects, respectively.

  3. Students in the Chemistry (Biological) program are not able to also qualify for a minor in Biology.

  4. Some courses listed under Required Courses above require one or more prerequisites that are not defined as part of the program.

10.3.9 Honours Degree in Chemistry (Biological)

Students wishing to take Honours should consult those sections of the Calendar dealing with Regulations for the Honours Degree Bachelor of Science. Students wishing to pursue an Honours Degree in Chemistry (Biological) are encouraged to contact the Department Head or the Deputy Head (Undergraduate Studies) as early as possible.

10.3.9.1 Required Courses
  1. Chemistry 1050 and 1051, 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3110, 3211, 4410 and 490A/B.

  2. At least 3 credit hours from Chemistry 3210, 3303, 3411 or any 4000-level Chemistry course not used to fulfill clause 3. below.

  3. At least 3 credit hours from Chemistry 4151, 4201, 4206, 4305, or 4701.

  4. Biology 1001, 1002, 2060, 2250, and 3050 and at least 6 credit hours chosen from Biology 3530, 3950, 3951, 4010, 4050, 4245, 4251, 4404.

  5. Biochemistry 2101 and at least 6 credit hours from Biochemistry 3105, 3106, 3107, 4101, and 4201.

  6. Mathematics 1000 and 1001. Statistics 2550 is strongly recommended.

  7. Physics 1050 (or 1020) and Physics 1051 (or 1021).

  8. Six credit hours in English.

10.3.9.2 Other Information

In first year, prospective students for the Honours Degree in Chemistry (Biological) should complete:

  1. Six credit hours in English, Chemistry 1050 and 1051, Biology 1001 and 1002, Physics 1050 (or 1020) and Physics 1051 (or 1021) , and Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

  2. Those courses in which a grade of B or an average of 75% or higher are required as specified in the Regulations for the Honours Degree of Bachelor of Science, Academic Standing, clause a., are the courses beyond first year used to satisfy clauses 1.-5. under Required Courses above.

  3. Chemistry 490A/B will normally require the equivalent of nine hours per week for two semesters. Registration in Chemistry 490A/B is restricted to those students who have honours standing. The Honours dissertation will be assessed by a committee comprising the supervisor and one other faculty member. Chemistry 490A/B Projects are to be approved by the Head of the Department or delegate.

  4. The Honours in Chemistry (Biological) program can be completed in four years. Students should consult the Undergraduate Student Handbook for timetabling details.

  5. Students completing first year requirements for any of Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics via the three course options (i.e. Chemistry 1010, 1050, 1051 (or 1010, 1011, and the former 1031), 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.

  6. With the permission of the Head of the Department, 6000-level courses may be taken in the final year of the Honours Program.

  7. This program fulfills the first and second teachable requirements for admission into the Bachelor of Education (Intermediate/Secondary) at this University with Chemistry and Biology as the first and second teachables, respectively.

  8. Students in the Chemistry (Biological) program are not able to also qualify for a minor in Biology.

  9. Some courses listed under Required Courses above require one or more prerequisites that are not defined as part of the program.

10.3.10 Course Restrictions

Students should be aware of a number of credit restrictions. For further information see the Chemistry course descriptions section found at the end of the Faculty of Science section under Course Descriptions, Chemistry.