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Chemistry (CHEM) Faculty

Chemistry (CHEM) Faculty

Chair
R. Bruce Lennox
Emeritus Professors
Tak-Hang Chan; B.Sc.(Tor.), M.A., Ph.D.(Prin.), F.C.I.C., F.R.S.C. (Tomlinson Emeritus Professor of Chemistry)
Adi Eisenberg; B.S.(Worcester Polytech.), M.A., Ph.D.(Prin.), F.C.I.C. (Otto Maass Professor of Chemistry)
Byung Chan Eu; B.Sc.(Seoul), Ph.D.(Brown)
Denis F.R. Gilson; B.Sc.(U. Coll. Lond.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.), F.C.I.C., F.R.S.C. (UK)
John F. Harrod; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Birm.) (Tomlinson Emeritus Professor of Chemistry)
Alan S. Hay; B.Sc., M.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Ill.), D.Sc.(Alta.), F.R.S., F.N.Y., Acad.Sci. (Tomlinson Emeritus Professor of Chemistry)
Robert H. Marchessault; B.Sc.(Loyola), Ph.D.(McG.), D.Sc.(C'dia), F.R.S.C. (E.B. Eddy Professor of Industrial Chemistry)
Mario Onyszchuk; B.Sc.(McG.), M.Sc.(W. Ont.), Ph.D.(McG.), Ph.D.(Cant.)
Donald Patterson; M.Sc.(McG.), Doc.(St-Etienne) (Otto Maass Emeritus Professor of Chemistry)
Arthur S. Perlin; M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.), F.R.S.C. (E.B. Eddy Emeritus Professor of Industrial Chemistry)
William C. Purdy; B.A.(Amh.), Ph.D.(MIT), F.C.I.C. (William C. Macdonald Emeritus Professor of Chemistry)
Leon E. St-Pierre; B.Sc.(Alta.), Ph.D.(Notre Dame), F.C.I.C.
Michael A. Whitehead; B.Sc., Ph.D., D.Sc.(Lond.), F.C.I.C.
Professors
D. Scott Bohle; B.A.(Reed College), M.Phil., Ph.D.(Auck.) (CRC Tier I Chair)
David H. Burns; B.Sc.(Puget Sound), Ph.D.(Wash.)
Ian S. Butler; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Brist.), F.C.I.C., C.Sci., C.Chem., F.R.S.C.(U.K.)
Masad J. Damha; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.) (James McGill Professor)
Derek G. Gray; B.Sc.(Belf.), M.Sc., Ph.D.(Manit.), F.C.I.C. (NSERC Paprican Chair)
David N. Harpp; A.B.(Middlebury), M.A.(Wesl.), Ph.D.(N. Carolina), F.C.I.C. (William C. Macdonald Professor of Chemistry)
R. Bruce Lennox; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.) (Tomlinson Professor of Chemistry)
C.J. Li; B.Sc.(Zhengzhou), M.Sc.(C.A.S.), Ph.D.(McG.) (CRC Tier I Chair)
David Ronis; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(MIT)
Eric D. Salin; B.Sc.(Calif.), Ph.D.(Oreg.St.)
Bryan C. Sanctuary; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Br. Col.)
Theo G.M. van de Ven; Kand. Doc.(Utrecht), Ph.D.(McG.) (NSERC Paprican Chair)
Associate Professors
Mark P. Andrews; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.)
Parisa Ariya; B.Sc., Ph.D.(York (Can.)) (William Dawson Scholar ) (joint appoint. with Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Bruce Arndtsen; B.A.(Car. College), Ph.D.(Stan.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Karine Auclair; B.Sc.(UQAC), Ph.D.(Alta.)
Christopher J. Barrett; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Qu.)
William C. Galley; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Calif.)
James Gleason; B.Sc.(McG.), Ph.D.(Virg.)
Ashok K. Kakkar; B.Sc.(Punjab), M.Sc.(H.P.U.), Ph.D.(Wat.)
Patanjali Kambhampati; B.A.(Car. Coll.), Ph.D.(Texas)
Nicolas Moitessier; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Nancy)
Joan F. Power; B.Sc., Ph.D.(C'dia)
Linda Reven; B.A.(Car. Coll.), Ph.D.(Ill.)
Hanadi Sleiman; B.Sc.(A.U.B.), Ph.D.(Stan.) (William Dawson Scholar)
Youla Tsantrizos; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Paul Wiseman; B.Sc.(St. FX), Ph.D.(W. Ont.) (joint appoint. with Physics)
Assistant Professors
Amy S. Blum; B.S.(Prin.), M.S., Ph.D.(Wash.)
Michel Bourqui; B.Sc.(EPF Lausanne), Ph.D.(ETH Zürich) (joint appoint. with Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences)
Gonzalo Cosa; B.Sc.(Rio Cuarto), Ph.D.(Ott.)
Anthony Mittermaier; B.Sc.(Guelph), Ph.D.(Tor.)
Audrey Moores; B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(École Poly., Palaiseau, Fr.) (Fac. Sci. Tier II Chair)
Dmitrii Perepichka; B.S., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Ukraine)
Bradley Siwick; B.A.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.(Tor.) (joint appoint. with Physics)
Faculty Lecturers
John Finkenbine; B.S.(Capital), Ph.D.(McG.)
Grazyna Wilczek; M.Sc., Doctorate Chem. Sci.(Warsaw)
Associate Members
James A. Finch (Mining & Metallurgical Engineering)
P. Grütter (Physics)
Esther Schirrmacher (Medicine)
Ralf Schirrmacher (Medicine)
Adjunct Professors
Yvan Guindon; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Montr.), F.C.I.C., F.R.S.C.
Christian Reber; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Berne)
Ivor Wharf; B.Sc., Ph.D.(Lond.), A.R.C.S., D.I.C.
Robert Zamboni; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Chemistry (18 credits)

Required Courses (18 credits)

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

Substitutions for these by more advanced courses may be made at the discretion of the adviser.

CHEM 203 (3) Survey of Physical Chemistry
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Chemical Engineering (24 credits)

A Chemical Engineering Minor will be of interest to Chemistry students who wish to study the problems of process engineering and its related subjects. A student completing this Minor will be able to make the important link between molecular sciences and industrial processing. This Minor will not provide Professional Engineering accreditation.

Required Courses (7 credits)

CHEE 200 (4) Introduction to Chemical Engineering
CHEE 204 (3) Chemical Manufacturing Processes

Complementary Courses (17 credits)

at least one of:

CHEE 220 (3) Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CHEE 314 (4) Fluid Mechanics

with the remainder chosen from the following:

* Students select CHEE 392 and CHEE 393

** Students select either CHEE 494 or CHEE 495

CHEE 230 (3) Environmental Aspects of Technology
CHEE 315 (4) Heat and Mass Transfer
CHEE 351 (3) Separation Processes
CHEE 370 (3) Elements of Biotechnology
CHEE 380 (3) Materials Science
CHEE 392* (4) Project Laboratory 1
CHEE 393* (5) Project Laboratory 2
CHEE 438 (3) Engineering Principles in Pulp and Paper Processes
CHEE 452 (3) Particulate Systems
CHEE 487 (3) Chemical Processing: Electronics Industry
CHEE 494** (3) Research Project and Seminar 1
CHEE 495** (4) Research Project and Seminar 2
CHEE 592 (3) Industrial Air Pollution Control
CHEE 593 (3) Industrial Water Pollution Control
MATH 314 (3) Advanced Calculus
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Chemistry - Biological (47 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Basic Core Courses (26 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 26 credits in chemistry and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at CEGEP. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

The Liberal Program: Core Science Component in Chemistry - Biological Option is not certified by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students interested in pursuing a career in Chemistry in Quebec are advised to take an appropriate B.Sc. program in Chemistry.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 during U1 is strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3

Biological Option Courses (21 credits)

BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 201 (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 352 (3) Structural Organic Chemistry
CHEM 382 (3) Organic Chemistry: Natural Products
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 502 (3) Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Chemistry - General (49 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Basic Core Courses (26 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 26 credits in chemistry and mathematics listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

The Liberal Program: Core Science Component Chemistry - General Option is not certified by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students interested in pursuing a career in Chemistry in Quebec are advised to take an appropriate B.Sc. program in Chemistry.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 during U1 is strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3

General Option Courses (20 credits)

CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits from:

CHEM 352 (3) Structural Organic Chemistry
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Chemistry - Physical (47 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Basic Core Courses (26 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 26 credits in chemistry and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at CEGEP. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

The Liberal Program: Core Science Component Chemistry - Physical Option is not certified by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students interested in pursuing a career in Chemistry in Quebec are advised to take an appropriate B.Sc. program in Chemistry.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 during U1 is also strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3

Physical Option Courses (21 credits)

CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
COMP 208 (3) Computers in Engineering
MATH 223 (3) Linear Algebra
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Chemistry (59 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (53 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 53 credits in chemistry, physics and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended. Physics PHYS 242 should be completed during U2.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits of additional Chemistry (CHEM) courses at the 300-level or higher.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Chemistry - Atmosphere and Environment (63 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (54 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 54 credits in chemistry and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 219 (3) Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

3 credits, one of:

CHEM 419 (3) Advances in Chemistry of Atmosphere
CHEM 462 (3) Green Chemistry

3 credits, one of:

ATOC 214 (3) Introduction: Physics of the Atmosphere
CHEM 307 (3) Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
CHEM 352 (3) Structural Organic Chemistry
MATH 317 (3) Numerical Analysis

3 credits, one of:

ATOC 315 (3) Water in the Atmosphere
ATOC 412 (3) Atmospheric Dynamics
CHEM 567 (3) Chemometrics: Data Analysis
CHEM 575 (3) Chemical Kinetics
CHEM 597 (3) Analytical Spectroscopy
EPSC 542 (3) Chemical Oceanography
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Chemistry - Bio-organic (63 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (60 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 60 credits in chemistry, biology and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 201 (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 502 (3) Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations

Complementary Course (3 credits)

One of:

BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
MIMM 211 (3) Introductory Microbiology
PHGY 201 (3) Human Physiology: Control Systems
PHGY 202 (3) Human Physiology: Body Functions
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Chemistry - Materials (62 credits)

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (59 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 59 credits in chemistry, physics and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended. Physics PHYS 242 should be completed during U2.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 334 (3) Advanced Materials
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 574 (3) Introductory Polymer Chemistry
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism

Complementary Course (3 credits)

CHEM 531 (3) Chemistry of Inorganic Materials
CHEM 534 (3) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
CHEM 543 (3) Chemistry of Pulp and Paper
CHEM 571 (3) Polymer Synthesis
CHEM 585 (3) Colloid Chemistry
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Chemistry (71 credits)

Note: Attainment of the Honours degree requires a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (53 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 53 credits in chemistry, physics and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended. Physics PHYS 242 should be completed during U2.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

6 credits of research*:

* Students may take up to 12 Research Project credits but only 6 of these may be used to fulfil the program requirement.

CHEM 470 (6) Research Project 1
CHEM 480 (3) Research Project 2
CHEM 490D1 (1.5) Research Project 3
CHEM 490D2 (1.5) Research Project 3

12 credits of additional Chemistry courses as follows:

6 credits of which must be at the 300-level or higher, and

6 credits of which must be at the 400-level or higher

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Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Chemistry - Bio-organic (75 credits)

Note: Attainment of the Honours degree requires a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (57 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 57 credits in chemistry, biology and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

BIOL 200 (3) Molecular Biology
BIOL 201 (3) Cell Biology and Metabolism
CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits selected as follows:

6 credits of research*:

* Students may take up to 12 Research Project credits but only 6 of these may be used to fulfil the program requirement.

CHEM 470 (6) Research Project 1
CHEM 480 (3) Research Project 2
CHEM 490D1 (1.5) Research Project 3
CHEM 490D2 (1.5) Research Project 3

6 credits, two of the following courses:

BIOL 202 (3) Basic Genetics
BIOL 301 (4) Cell and Molecular Laboratory
CHEM 502 (3) Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry
MIMM 211 (3) Introductory Microbiology
MIMM 314 (3) Immunology
MIMM 323 (3) Microbial Physiology
PHGY 201 (3) Human Physiology: Control Systems
PHGY 202 (3) Human Physiology: Body Functions
PHGY 209 (3) Mammalian Physiology 1
PHGY 210 (3) Mammalian Physiology 2

and 6 credits of additional Chemistry courses at the 400-level or higher.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Chemistry - Atmosphere and Environment (75 credits)

Note: Attainment of the Honours degree requires a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (60 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 60 credits in chemistry and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 219 (3) Introduction to Atmospheric Chemistry
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 419 (3) Advances in Chemistry of Atmosphere
CHEM 462 (3) Green Chemistry
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations

Complementary Courses (15 credits)

6 credits of research*:

* Students may take up to 12 Research Project credits but only 6 of these may be used to fulfil the program requirement.

CHEM 470 (6) Research Project 1
CHEM 480 (3) Research Project 2
CHEM 490D1 (1.5) Research Project 3
CHEM 490D2 (1.5) Research Project 3

3 credits, one of:

ATOC 214 (3) Introduction: Physics of the Atmosphere
CHEM 307 (3) Analytical Chemistry of Pollutants
CHEM 352 (3) Structural Organic Chemistry
MATH 317 (3) Numerical Analysis

6 credits, two of:

ATOC 315 (3) Water in the Atmosphere
ATOC 412 (3) Atmospheric Dynamics
CHEM 567 (3) Chemometrics: Data Analysis
CHEM 575 (3) Chemical Kinetics
CHEM 597 (3) Analytical Spectroscopy
EPSC 542 (3) Chemical Oceanography
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Chemistry - Materials (74 credits)

Note: Attainment of the Honours degree requires a CGPA of at least 3.00.

Program Prerequisites

PRE-PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS:

Students entering from the Freshman program must have included CHEM 110 and CHEM 120 or CHEM 115, BIOL 111 or BIOL 112, MATH 133, MATH 140/MATH 141 or MATH 150/MATH 151, PHYS 131/PHYS 142, or their equivalents in their Freshman year. Quebec students must have completed the DEC with appropriate science and mathematics courses. Note that students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 do not have to take MATH 222.

Required Courses (65 credits)

The required courses in this program consist of 65 credits in chemistry, physics and mathematics, listed below. The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are omitted from the program of students who have successfully completed them at the CEGEP level but the Chemistry courses must be replaced by courses in that discipline if students wish to be eligible for admission to the Ordre des chimistes du Québec. Students from outside Quebec or transfer students should consult the academic adviser.

See http://www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/inside/advisors.php.

A computer science course, either COMP 202 or COMP 208, is strongly recommended during U1 for students who have no previous introduction to computer programming. Students should contact their adviser on this matter. Completion of Mathematics MATH 222 and MATH 315 during U1 is also strongly recommended. Physics PHYS 242 should be completed during U2.

* denotes courses with CEGEP equivalents.

** Students who have successfully completed MATH 150 and MATH 151 are not required to take MATH 222.

*** Students may take up to 12 Research Project credits but only 6 of these may be used to fulfil the program requirement.

CHEM 212* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
CHEM 222* (4) Introductory Organic Chemistry 2
CHEM 223 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1
CHEM 243 (2) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2
CHEM 253 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 1 Laboratory
CHEM 263 (1) Introductory Physical Chemistry 2 Laboratory
CHEM 281 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 1
CHEM 287 (2) Introductory Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 297 (1) Introductory Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
CHEM 302 (3) Introductory Organic Chemistry 3
CHEM 334 (3) Advanced Materials
CHEM 345 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 1
CHEM 355 (3) Molecular Properties and Structure 2
CHEM 365 (2) Statistical Thermodynamics
CHEM 367 (3) Instrumental Analysis 1
CHEM 377 (3) Instrumental Analysis 2
CHEM 381 (3) Inorganic Chemistry 2
CHEM 392 (3) Integrated Inorganic/Organic Laboratory
CHEM 393 (2) Physical Chemistry Laboratory 2
CHEM 470*** (6) Research Project 1
CHEM 574 (3) Introductory Polymer Chemistry
MATH 222** (3) Calculus 3
MATH 315 (3) Ordinary Differential Equations
PHYS 242 (2) Electricity and Magnetism

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

9 credits, three of:

* Students take either ANAT 542 or MIME 542.

ANAT 542* (3) Transmission Electron Microscopy
CHEM 462 (3) Green Chemistry
CHEM 531 (3) Chemistry of Inorganic Materials
CHEM 533 (3) Small Molecule Crystallography
CHEM 534 (3) Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
CHEM 543 (3) Chemistry of Pulp and Paper
CHEM 571 (3) Polymer Synthesis
CHEM 582 (3) Supramolecular Chemistry
CHEM 585 (3) Colloid Chemistry
MIME 260 (3) Materials Science and Engineering
MIME 542* (3) Transmission Electron Microscopy
Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Chemistry (CHEM) Related Programs

Chemistry (CHEM) Related Programs

Joint Honours in Physics and Chemistry

Joint Honours in Physics and Chemistry

For more information, see Physics (PHYS).

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)

Chemistry (CHEM)

Location

Location

  • Otto Maass Chemistry Building
  • 801 Sherbrooke Street West
  • Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6
  • Departmental Office: Room 322
  • Telephone: 514-398-6999

Office for Science and Society

Office for Science and Society

The Office for Science and Society is dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking and the presentation of practical scientific information to the public, educators and students in an accurate and responsible fashion. The Office answers queries from the public as well as from the media, with a view towards establishing scientific accuracy. The Office also offers a variety of educational and interesting presentations on scientific topics and its members contribute to a number of courses under the umbrella of “The World of Chemistry”.

Director
Joseph A. Schwarcz; B.Sc., Ph.D.(McG.)
Members
Ariel Fenster; L.Sc., D.E.A.(Paris), Ph.D.(McG.)
David N. Harpp; A.B.(Middlebury), M.A.(Wesl.), Ph.D.(N. Carolina), F.C.I.C. (William C. Macdonald Professor of Chemistry)

About Chemistry

About Chemistry

Chemistry is both a pure science, offering a challenging intellectual pursuit, and an applied science whose technology is of fundamental importance to the economy and society. Modern chemists seek an understanding of the structure and properties of atoms and molecules to predict and interpret the properties and transformations of matter and the energy changes that accompany those transformations. Many of the concepts of physics and mathematics are basic to chemistry, while chemistry is of fundamental importance to many other disciplines such as the biological and medical sciences, geology, metallurgy, etc.

A degree in chemistry leads to a wide variety of professional vocations. The large science-based industries (petroleum refining, plastics, pharmaceuticals, etc.) all employ chemists in research, development and quality control. Many federal and provincial departments and agencies employ chemists in research and testing laboratories. Such positions are expected to increase with the currently growing concern for the environment and for consumer protection. A background in chemistry is also useful as a basis for advanced study in other related fields, such as medicine and the biological sciences. For a business career, a B.Sc. in Chemistry can profitably be combined with a Master's degree in Business Administration, or a study of law for work as a patent lawyer or forensic scientist.

Chemistry courses at the university level are traditionally divided into four areas of specialization: 1) organic chemistry, dealing with the compounds of carbon; 2) inorganic chemistry, concerned with the chemistry and compounds of elements other than carbon; 3) analytical chemistry, which deals with the identification of substances and the quantitative measurement of their compositions; and 4) physical chemistry, which treats the physical laws, kinetics, and energetics governing chemical reactions, behavior of materials, and molecular structure. Naturally, there is a great deal of overlap between these different areas, and the boundaries are becoming increasingly blurred. After a general course at the introductory level, courses in organic, inorganic, analytical and physical chemistry are offered throughout the university years. Since chemistry is an experimental science, laboratory classes accompany most undergraduate courses. In addition, courses are offered in polymer, theoretical, green, nano and biological chemistry to upper-year undergraduates.

There are two main programs in the Department of Chemistry: Honours and Major. The Honours program is intended primarily for students wishing to pursue graduate studies in chemistry. While the Major program is somewhat less specialized, it is still recognized as sufficient training for a career in chemistry. It can also lead to graduate studies although an additional qualifying year may be necessary. There are also a number of B.Sc. Liberal and other programs available. Interested students may inquire about these at the Student Advisory Office, Room 314, Otto Mass Chemistry Building, or see www.chemistry.mcgill.ca/advising/index.htm.

Faculty of Science—2010-2011 (last updated Apr. 22, 2010) (disclaimer)