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Chemistry - BSc (Hons)

Is it for you?

Chemists create new and useful materials and products, protect the environment and fight disease. You’ll understand matter and energy and their interactions with each other, and combine research and application to expand current practices and improve quality of life. 

Program highlights include access to fully equipped labs, an optional independent laboratory research project and a paid co-op option. You’ll also have the chance to further customize your degree with a specialization in Applied Physics or an optional specialization in Management Sciences.

This is one of three bachelor of science programs that share a one-year foundation.

 Accreditations: 

  • Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC)

Program info

Faculty of Science

Program format(s): 
Full time: 4 Year
5-Year Co-op

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Grade range: 
Low 70s1


Experiential learning: 
Co-op available

Academic requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.

Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher prerequisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of Physics (SPH4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Biology (SBI4U)
  • Note: the minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available on the admission requirements page.

Tuition and fees range 2024-2025

For detailed fees information, visit tuition and fees by program.

Full-time format:

Ontario students: $7,236 - $9,749
Out-of-province students: $8,412 - $11,396
International students: $35,072 - $35,132

First-year courses

Here is a preview of first-year courses based on the available undergraduate calendar information.

1st Semester


REQUIRED GROUP 1: One course from the following:

  • CPS 109 Computer Science I
  • CPS 118 Introductory Programming for Scientists

* This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. 

2nd Semester


One course from Table A - Lower Level Liberal Studies.

Your future

You’ll be an in-demand professional in areas including:

  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental science
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Government
  • Academia
  • Agricultural chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Laboratory analytical services 
  • Quality control
  • Product development
  • Sales and marketing
  • Organic chemistry
  • Graduate studies or a professional program in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or education

Thinking of applying? Make sure the program is still accepting applications.

Student spotlight

Chemistry graduate inspires the next generation

Chemistry alumna, Kate Bowden, blended her love of science with her passion for working with kids by joining the Girl Guides of Canada to offer science-related badge programs. She focused on delivering sessions related to two particular programs: Our Shared Planet, which has an eco-focus, and Science Lab, which is STEM-focused.

Read more: Guiding girls into STEM

Kate Bowden

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  1. Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2024 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. TMU reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.


While every effort is made to ensure accuracy on this site, in the event of a discrepancy, TMU's current Undergraduate Calendar is the official reference.