Welcome to new and returning students.

Chemistry Academic Program Officer – Dr. Barry Power

The Academic Program Officer is available to provide assistance to students with

Admission of majors
Program advising
Pre-requisite waivers
Transfer credits

Students with timetable problems involving their Chemistry courses should see Dr. Barry Power in C2053 (between 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) or phone: 864‐8083 or email: b.power@mun.ca.

New BSc and Honours BSc in Chemistry (Biological)

Beginning in September 2017, the Department of Chemistry will be offering a new BSc and Honours BSc in Chemistry (Biological).

CHEM 3410 No Longer Offered

CHEM 3410 is no longer being offered and has been removed from the curriculum as a required course. It has been renumbered to CHEM 4410 and is now an optional course with no labs associated with it. CHEM 4410 will be offered for the first time in the Fall of 2017.

Students who have not completed CHEM 3410 will now be required to complete Biochemistry 2101 to complete their Chemistry Major, Honours, or Joint Honours degrees.

Lab Waiver Deadline for Winter 2020

Applications for lab waivers (online form) will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 17, 2020 but you should apply for a waiver immediately if you did well in your labs and have no unexcused absences. Students granted a waiver must immediately register for the lecture-only section of the course as per the instructions e-mailed to you.

Now Hiring Chemistry Undergraduate Lab Demonstrators

Applications for a chemistry undergraduate lab demonstrator position are now being accepted for Winter 2020.  If you are interested in working as a lab TA, please submit your application to Mary FlinnYou must indicate on the form when you are available.

 Winter 2020 Labs

All first-year labs begin on Monday, January 13, 2020. Students are expected to have obtained a copy of Experiment 1 provided through Brightspace, lab coat and safety glasses for their first laboratory. Read the regulations on Brightspace. Note that the Chemistry 1010, 1050, and 1051 lab manuals are available on Brightspace.

Updated First Year Lab Schedule (as of March 12, 2020)

Students granted a lab waiver must still complete the course tutorial if there is one.

Laboratory Safety Training - Science 1807 and Science 1808

Integrity 1000

Academic Misconduct:

Cheating is not permitted. The act of cheating includes, but is not limited to, the copying of lab materials and assignments from previous or current years, or using unreferenced information in a lab write up, paper, or presentation. University regulations pertaining to cheating are found in the university calendar in section 6.12 ( https://www.mun.ca/regoff/calendar/sectionNo=REGS-0748).

Chemistry 1050 Prerequisite Requirements

PR: Science 1807 &  Science 1808; CHEM 1010 with a grade of at least 60% or high school CHEM 3202 with a grade of at least 65%. It is also recommended that students have successfully completed high school Mathematics 3200 or 3201.

Chemistry 1051 Prerequisite Requirements

PR: Science 1807 & Science 1808; CHEM 1050

Departmental policy for cancelled term tests and labs:

Term tests cancelled for reasons such as the closure of the university due to a snow stormor a fire alarm going off are automatically scheduled for the next lecture period of the course.
When a lab is cancelled for reasons such as the closure of the university due to a snow storm or a fire alarm going off, the date for the rescheduled lab will be made available on the course Brightspace page.


Department of Chemistry

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000