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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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

A flowchart of the program can be found here.

For more information, please 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 (Honours) 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 (General) 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-3006EL - Green Chemistry 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