Chemistry

Study the properties that make up all living and non-living things and solve big problems at a molecular level.

Nationally-accredited programs include formal lectures and lab sessions providing a hands-on approach to instrumentation.

Each faculty member is active in research and involved in the supervision of both undergraduate and graduate research students. Fourth-year students are integrated into a research team and will complete a thesis in one of the following chemistry disciplines:

  • computational chemistry

  • electrochemistry

  • metal pollutants

  • nanotechnology 

  • surface chemistry 

  • natural products and synthesis 

  • nuclear waste management

Academic Advisor

Dr. Eric Gauthier

Telephone: 705.675.1151 x 2101

Email: egauthier@laurentian.ca

Office: Additional Academic Advisors: Dr. G. Arteca ext: 2117 / Dr. M. Chahma ext: 2213 / Dr. J. Gray-Munro ext: 2215

How to Apply
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Program Language: English

Visit the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry website.

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U Science course (Chemistry strongly recommended)

1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course (Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended)

2 other grade 12 U/M courses

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Science (4 Year) in Chemistry

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in Chemistry

First Year

   CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II

   MATH 1036E       Calculus I**

   MATH 1037E       Calculus II

   PHYS 1006E       Introductory Physics I

   PHYS 1007E       Introductory Physics II

   12 elective credits#

*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

**Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912

 

Second Year

   CHMI 2117E        Introductory Quantitative Analysis*

   CHMI 2316E        Inorganic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2426E        Organic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2427E        Organic Chemistry II

   CHMI 2516E        Introductory Physical Chemistry I

   CHMI 2517E        Introductory Physical Chemistry II

   MATH 1057E       Linear Algebra I

   9 elective credits#

 

§This program has a co-op option. Please contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for more information.

 

Third Year

   CHMI 2227E        Biochemistry I

   CHMI 3116E        Instrumental Techniques in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Sciences

   CHMI 3316E        Inorganic Chemistry II

   CHMI 3317E        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

   CHMI 3416E        Intermediate Organic Chemistry

   CHMI 3537E        Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

   STAT 2246E        Statistics for Scientists

   3 credits from:

                PHYS 2006E         Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

                PHYS 2016E         Modern Physics (recommended)

                MATH 2066E        Introduction to Differential Equations

6 elective credits#

 

§This program has a co-op option. Please contact the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry for more information.

 

Fourth Year

   CHMI 4615E        Research and Seminar

   24 elective credits#

# Elective credits

- students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts

- students must include a minimum of 3 credits in Biology, Geology, Engineering, or Environmental Science

- students must take a minimum of 15 elective CHMI credits at the third or fourth year level:

                    3 credits from CHMI 4100 series

                    3 credits from CHMI 3300 series, or CHMI 4300 series

                    3 credits of CHMI 3400 series or CHMI 4400 series

       3 credits of CHMI 3500 series or CHMI 4500 series

                    3 additional CHMI credits at the third or fourth year level

 

Note:    Many universities require a minimum of 18 CHMI credits at the fourth year level for admission to graduate programs.

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Students enrolled in the Specialization in Chemistry may choose to add a stream to their degree program. Streams are available in Industrial Chemistry, Geochemistry, Material Chemistry, and Environmental Chemistry. This feature is designed to emphasize the various interfaces that exist between Chemistry and other disciplines in Science and Engineering, and allows students to tailor their program in accordance with their career objectives. Students choosing a stream will take the prescribed courses within their elective credits. They should consult with an academic advisor when planning their program of study and notify the Office of the Registrar of their intention to complete a stream.

 

Industrial Chemistry Stream

   ENGR 2036E        Engineering Thermodynamics I

   ENGR 2276E        Chemical Process Calculations

   6 credits from:

                ENGR 2106E        Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering

                ENGR 2227E        Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics

                ENGR 3226E        Hydrometallurgy

                ENGR 3246E        Corrosion and Protection of Metals

                ENGR 3416E        Mass Transfer

 

Geochemistry Stream

   GEOL 1006E        Introductory Geology I

   GEOL 2126E        Mineralogy I

   GEOL 2807E        Geochemistry I

   3 credits from:

                CHMI 2126E        Environmental Chemistry

                CHMI 3326E        Aquatic Chemistry

                CHMI 3006E        Green Chemistry

                GEOL 4127E       Advanced Mineralogy

                GEOL 4706E       Hydrogeology

 

Material Chemistry Stream *

   12 credits from:

                ENGR 1056E        Applied Mechanics I

                ENGR 2026E        Engineering Materials

                ENGR 2076E        Mechanics and Strength of Materials I

                GEOL 1006E        Introductory Geology I

                GEOL 2126E        Mineralogy I

                PHYS 3046E        Mechanical Properties of Solids and Fluids

                PHYS 4426E        Introductory Solid State Physics

* Students should include CHMI 4396 as a CHMI elective from the CHMI 4300 series.

 

Environmental Chemistry Stream **

   CHMI 2126E         Environmental Chemistry

   GEOL 1006E        Introductory Geology or BIOL 1506E Biology I

   6 credits from:

                BIOL 2356E          Principles of Ecology

                BIOL 3056E          Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere

                BIOL 4076E          Ecosystem Ecology

                CHMI 2041E         Introductory Environmental Chemistry

                CHMI 3006E         Green Chemistry

                CHMI 3326E         Aquatic Chemistry

                CHMI 4186E         Topics in Radiochemistry

                CHMI 4286E         Environmental Biochemistry

                ENGR 2106E        Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering

                ENGR 3126E        Occupational Health Engineering

                ENGR 4117E        Engineering, Technology and Society

                ENSC 1406E        Earth's Environmental Systems

                ENSC 3136E        Watershed Hydrology

                ENSC 3226E        Environmental Radioactivity

                ENSC 3246E        Aquatic Ecology

                ENSC 4116E        Environmental Remediation

                GEOL 3397E        Introductory Soil Science

                GEOL 4706E        Hydrogeology

** Students should include CHMI 4197 as a CHMI elective from the CHMI 4100 series.

 

Co-Op Schedule

In general, there are two times at which students can take a Co-Op placement (see table below):

  1. a four-month placement during the summer after second year; and
  2. a twelve to sixteen month placement after third year.

A 2nd year placement is not a requirement for eligibility to enroll in a 3rd year placement.

 

 

Fall term

September to December

Winter term

January to April

Summer

May to August

First year

Academic term 1

Academic term 2

 

 

Second year

Academic term 3

Academic term 4

Co-Op 2nd year placement

CHMI 0000EL

Third year

Academic term 5

Academic term 6

Start of 3rd year placement

CHMI 0000EL

Co-Op year

3rd year placement CHMI 0000-EL

3rd year placement CHMI 0000-EL

3rd year placement CHMI 0000-EL

Fourth year

Academic term 7

Academic term 8

 

 

 

Students who successfully complete 16 months (four terms of CHMI 0000EL) of Co-Op are eligible to receive a discipline specific Co-Op degree.  This will appear on their university transcript.

 

Option in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, see  Program page

 

Major in Chemistry

   CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II**

   18 credits from List A

   12 credits from List B at the 3000 level

   6 credits from List B at the 4000 level

   12 first year Science credits:

      MATH 1036E       Calculus I**

      MATH 1037E       Calculus II or MATH 1057E Linear Algebra I

      PHYS 1006E        Introductory Physics I or PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I

      PHYS 1007E        Introductory Physics II or PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II

   12 credits from Arts

   54 elective credits#

 

*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

** Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.

 

# Students must complete either a minor (24 credits) or a second major (42 credits) from the courses not used in the Chemistry major.

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

 

Bachelor of Science (3 Year) in Chemistry

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Concentration in Chemistry

First Year

   CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II**

   MATH 1036E       Calculus I***

   MATH 1037E       Calculus II

   PHYS 1006E        Introductory Physics I

   PHYS 1007E        Introductory Physics II

   12 elective credits#

 

*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

** Students obtaining a minimum grade of 80% in CHMI 1006 may take CHMI 2117 instead of CHMI 1007

***Students lacking grade 12 4U Advanced Functions or who have attained a grade of less than 60% must first take MATH 1912.

 

Second Year

   CHMI 2117E        Introductory Quantitative Analysis*

   CHMI 2316E        Inorganic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2426E        Organic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2427E        Organic Chemistry II

   CHMI 2516E        Introductory Physical Chemistry I

   CHMI 2517E        Introductory Physical Chemistry II

   MATH 1057E       Linear Algebra I

   9 elective credits#

 

* Students having already taken CHMI 2117 in lieu of CHMI 1007 must take a 3 credit CHMI elective.

 

Third Year

   CHMI 2227E        Biochemistry I

   CHMI 3316E        Inorganic Chemistry II

   CHMI 3317E        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

   CHMI 3416E        Intermediate Organic Chemistry

   CHMI 3537E        Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

   PHYS 2016E        Modern Physics*

   STAT 2246E        Statistics for Scientists       

   9 elective credits#

 

*  Students may take MATH 2066 or PHYS 2006 in lieu of PHYS 2016

#  Students must include a minimum of 12 credits from the Arts.

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program

 

Minor in Chemistry

   CHMI 1006E        General Chemistry I*

   CHMI 1007E        General Chemistry II**

   12 credits from CHMI 2000 level courses (List A)

   6 credits from  CHMI 3000 or 4000 level courses (List B)

 

Minor in Environmental Chemistry

CHMI 2117E          Introductory Quantitative Analysis

Take 2 of the following 3 courses:

          CHMI 2316E          Inorganic Chemistry I

          CHMI 2426E          Organic Chemistry I

          CHMI 2516E          Introduction to Physical Chemistry

          NOTE: Students taking one or more of these courses as part of another program must replace them with

          courses taken from the list of elective courses in Environmental Chemistry.

Take 5 of the following 8 courses:

          CHMI 2041E          Introductory Environmental Chemistry

          CHMI 2126E          Environmental Chemistry

          CHMI 3006E          Green Chemistry

          CHMI 3116E          Instrumental Techniques for Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Sciences

          CHMI 3326E          Aquatic Chemistry

          CHMI 4186E          Topics in Radiochemistry

          CHMI 4197E          Environmental Analytical Chemistry

          CHMI 4286E          Environmental Biochemistry

*Students may not retain credits for both CHMI 2041 and CHMI 2126.

Students must have completed CHMI 1006 and CHMI 1007 in order to take the Minor in Environmental Chemistry.

List A

   CHMI 2117E        Introductory Quantitative Chemistry***

   CHMI 2227E        Biochemistry I

   CHMI 2316E        Inorganic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2426E        Organic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2427E        Organic Chemistry II

   CHMI 2516E        Introductory Physical Chemistry I

   CHMI 2517E        Introductory Physical Chemistry II

   CHMI 3316E        Inorganic Chemistry II

 

List B

   CHMI 3031E        Industrial Inorganic Chemistry

   CHMI 3116E        Instrumental Techniques in Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Sciences

   CHMI 3317E       Advanced Inorganic Chemistry 

   CHMI 3326E        Aquatic Chemistry

   CHMI 3317E        Advanced Inorganic Chemistry

   CHMI 3416E        Intermediate Organic Chemistry

   CHMI 3417E        Topics in Organic Chemistry

   CHMI 3427E        Introductory Medicinal Chemistry

   CHMI 3446E        Chemical Pharmacognosy

   CHMI 3536E        Principles of Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy

   CHMI 3537E        Introduction to Quantum Chemistry

   CHMI 4100 series – 3 credits

   CHMI 4300 series – 3 credits

   CHMI 4400 series – 3 credits

   CHMI 4500 series – 3 credits

 

*  Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

** Students obtaining a minimum grade of 80% in CHMI 1006 may take CHMI 2117 instead of CHMI 1007

***Students having already taken CHMI 2117 in lieu of CHMI 1007 must take a another 3 credit CHMI course from List A.

 

 

Certificate in Environmental Chemistry

   CHMI 4286E        Environmental Biochemistry

   12 credits from:

                ECON 1006E        Introduction to Microeconomics

                ECON 1007E        Introduction to Macroeconomics

                ECON 2057E        Environmental Economics and Policies

                GEOG 1026E       Introduction to Physical Geography

                JURI 1105E          Introduction to Legal Studies

                JURI 2316E          Environmental Law

                PHIL 2217E          Environmental Ethics

   15 credits from:

                BIOL 1506E         Biology I

                BIOL 2356E         Principles of Ecology

                BIOL 3056E         Mineral Exploitation and the Biosphere

                CHMI 2041E        Introductory Environmental Chemistry

                ENGR 2106E       Introduction to Mineral Resources Engineering

                ENGR 3126E       Occupational Health Engineering

                ENGR 4117E       Engineering, Technology and Society

                GEOL 1007E       Introductory Geology II

                GEOL 3397E       Introductory Soil Science

                GEOL 4706E       Hydrogeology

 

§ Students interested in the Co-Op program must:

  1. Be in good academic standing (not on probation, etc.) and enrolled in the Specialization in Chemistry, or in the Specialization in Chemistry (Pharmaceutical Chemistry option);
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 6.0;
  3. At the beginning of the placement, must have completed the first two years for a second-year placement or first three years for a third-year placement;
  4. Must have passed the required program courses at the end of the academic year leading up to their placement.

Students who have successfully completed 16 months (four terms) of Co-Op are eligible to receive a discipline specific Co-Op degree. This will appear on their university transcript.

 

Year:

CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II CHMI-1031EL - Elementary Chemistry CHMI-1032EL - Essential Concept of Organic Chemistry CHMI-1041EL - Chemical Concepts CHMI-1202EL - Organic Chem & Biochemistry CHMI-2031EL - Natural Products: Organic and Biochemical Features CHMI-2041EL - Introductory Environmental Chemistry CHMI-2117EL - Introductory Quantitative Analysis CHMI-2220EL - Clinical Chemistry CHMI-2227EL - Biochemistry I CHMI-2316EL - Inorganic Chemistry I CHMI-2426EL - Organic Chemistry I CHMI-2427EL - Organic Chemistry II CHMI-2516EL - Intro Physical Chemistry I CHMI-2517EL - Intro Physical Chemistry II CHMI-2526EL - Intro Physical Chemistry I CHMI-2527EL - Introductory Physical Chemistry II CHMI-3031EL - Industrial Inorganic Chemistry CHMI-3116EL - Instrumental Techniques CHMI-3217EL - Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids CHMI-3226EL - Biochemistry II CHMI-3227EL - Experiemental Biochemistry CHMI-3257EL - Principles of Pharmacology CHMI-3316EL - Inorganic Chemistry II
CHMI-3317EL - Advances Inorganic Chemistry CHMI-3326EL - Aquatic Chemistry CHMI-3416EL - Intermediate Organic Chemistr CHMI-3417EL - Topics in Organic Chemistry CHMI-3427EL - Intro. Medicinal Chemistry CHMI-3536EL - Atomic/Molecular Spectroscopy CHMI-3537EL - Intro to Quantum Chemistry CHMI-4186EL - Topics in Radiochemistry CHMI-4197EL - Environmental Analytical Chem CHMI-4206EL - Applied Bioinformatics CHMI-4217EL - Biomembranes CHMI-4226EL - Recombinant DNA Technology CHMI-4237EL - Special Topics in Biochemistry CHMI-4286EL - Environmental Biochemistry CHMI-4287EL - Biochemical Toxicology CHMI-4297EL - Biochemistry-Immune System CHMI-4397EL - Topics in Inorganic Chemistry CHMI-4446EL - Drug Design and Development CHMI-4496EL - Physical Organic Chemistry CHMI-4497EL - Natural Product Chemistry CHMI-4576EL - Statistical Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics CHMI-4577EL - Modern Techniques in Physical Chemistry CHMI-4597EL - Computer-Aided Molecular Simulations And Chemical Design CHMI-4615EL - Research and Seminar

Full-Time Faculty

Cross-Appointments

Adjunct

Dr. Vasu Appanna

Tom Kovala (NOSM)

Dr. Yu-Wei Chen

Dr. Gustavo Arteca

Carita Lannér (NOSM)

Dr. Xiongxin Dai

Dr. Nelson Belzile

Stacey Ritz (NOSM)

Dr. Baoqing Guo

Dr. M’hamed Chahma

Leslie Sutherland (NOSM)

Dr. Mukund Jha

Dr. Eric Gauthier

T.C. Tai (NOSM)

Dr. Angelo Mazzuchin

Dr. Joy Gray-Munro

Robert Lafrenie (NOSM)

 

Dr. Hélène Joly

Dr. Crestina Beites    

Sessionals

Dr. Aseem Kumar

Dr. Céline Boudreau-Larivière 

Ryan Carbone

Dr. Louis Mercier

Dr. François Caron  

Dr. Yu-Wei Chen

Dr. Thomas Merritt

Dr. Jeffrey Gagnon

Gail Cowper Benoit

Dr. Sabine Montaut

Dr. Eduard Guerra

Paul Guérin

Dr. Abdel Omri

Dr. James Watterson     

Dr. Robert Lafrenie

Dr. Amadeo Parissenti

Dr. Zhibin Ye    

Dr. Jordan Lewicky

Dr. Jeffrey Shepherd

 

Dr. Angelo Mazzuchin

Dr. Stefan Siemann

 

 

Dr. Gerardo Ulibarri

 

 

Dr. Guangdong Yang

 

 
Vasu Appanna

Vasu Appanna

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Gustavo Arteca

Gustavo Arteca

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Nelson Belzile

Nelson Belzile

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
M'hamed Chahma

M'hamed Chahma

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Eric Gauthier

Eric Gauthier

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Joy Gray-Munro

Joy Gray-Munro

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Hélène Joly

Hélène Joly

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Architecture
Aseem Kumar

Aseem Kumar

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Louis Mercier

Louis Mercier

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Thomas Merritt

Thomas Merritt

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Sabine Montaut

Sabine Montaut

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Abdelwahab Omri

Abdelwahab Omri

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Amadeo Parissenti

Amadeo Parissenti

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Jeffrey Shepherd

Jeffrey Shepherd

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Stefan Siemann

Stefan Siemann

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Guangdong Yang

Guangdong Yang

Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry