Computational Chemistry Major

The following information about programs of study in Chemistry has been taken from the University Calendar. While every attempt has been made to ensure that it is accurate, you should refer to the current edition of the University Calendar for the most reliable and complete information about program requirements and course list.

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

Required Courses

  • Chemistry 1050 and 1051 (or 1010, 1011 and the former 1031) (or 1200 and 1001), 2100, 2210, 2301, 2302, 2400, 2401, 3210 or 3211, 3303, 4304, 4305.

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

  • Mathematics 1000, 1001, 2000, 2050, 2051, 2260 (or 3260), and 3202.

  • Computer Science 1001, 1510, 2001, and 2500.

  • Computer Science 3500 or Mathematics 3132

  • Six credit hours in Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) courses including at least 3 credit hours in English.

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

Recommended First Year Timetable

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

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

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

  • Mathematics 1000 and 1001.

  • Computer Science 1001 and 1510.

  • Six credit hours in Critical Reading & Writing (CRW) courses including at least 3 credit hours in English.

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 in the Calendar under Course Descriptions, Chemistry.


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