Programs

The undergraduate chemistry programs at the University of Alberta are designed to provide a broad background in the theory and practice of chemistry.

For the high school graduate, there are three chemistry programs in the Faculty of Science, all of them a minimum of four years long. Students in the BSc Honors program must take an equivalent of eight single-term courses between September and April each year. Students in the BSc Specialization program and with concentration in chemistry may take fewer courses, but a minimum of three courses per term is required to maintain full-time status.

For complete details of program requirements and the current Academic Schedule, please consult the online University of Alberta Calendar or Bear Tracks.

BSc Honors

  • Highest level of specialized training in chemistry
  • Prepares you for work as a professional chemist
  • You would be accepted for advanced study anywhere in North America
  • The Honors Chemistry degree is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry

BSc Specialization

  • Offers excellent training in chemistry
  • Allows you more flexibility to take courses in other branches of science
  • Prepares you for work as a professional chemist
  • You would generally be accepted for advanced study
  • The Specialization Chemistry degree is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry

Admission Requirements

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