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Chemistry and Physics (BSc)

Chemistry and Physics (BSc)


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Our Chemistry and Physics program explores the chemical and physical properties of materials with a focus on unique properties at the nanoscale.

You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Science and a solid theoretical foundation in chemistry and physics through both classroom lectures and laboratory experiments.

Program Highlights

  • This program is experiential with experimental and computational labs in Chemistry and Physics.
  • Upper-year classes are small and there are opportunities to conduct research under faculty supervision in either Chemistry or Physics.
  • Our students are eligible for Summer Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.
  • Understanding the properties of materials from both a Chemistry and Physics viewpoint provides you with a unique perspective.


Sample Courses

  • Introduction to Modern Materials
  • Polymers and Soft Matter
  • Topics in Nanomaterials and Biomaterials
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Nanoscience and Devices
  • Quantum Chemistry
  • Quantum Mechanics


  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of low 90s.
  • English at 60%.
  • Chemistry at 75%.
  • Advanced Functions at 75%.
  • Calculus & Vectors at 75%.

IB Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 4.
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 4.
  • IB Minimum score 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to broaden your knowledge:

  • Mathematics Minor
  • Computer Science Minor
  • minors in science, social science or humanities disciplines

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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