Aug 12, 2020  
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Chemical and Physical Sciences I


Prior to registration, Level I students must review the admission requirements of the Level II programs they are considering. Courses must be selected carefully to meet the admission requirements for entry to Level II of a specific program. For details of the various admission requirements see Faculty of Science program descriptions in this section of the Calendar. Students are also encouraged to review the McMaster Academic Planner (MAP) at Additionally, the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) organizes Level I Academic Advising Sessions in late June and early July to provide Level I students with academic advice and registration assistance. Attendance at an Academic Advising Session is strongly advised. Students who are unable to attend are asked to contact the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for pre-registration advice and further information. To maximize the selection of Level II programs from the disciplines of Chemical and Physical Sciences, students should complete the courses recommended below.

Program Notes

  1. Registration in MATH 1A03  and 1AA3  is required for students in Chemical and Physical Sciences I. MATH 1LS3  and 1LT3  (or MATH 1X03  and 1XX3 ) may be used as substitutions for MATH 1A03  and 1AA3  for consideration to Level II programs.
  2. BIOLOGY 1P03 , which may be completed as an elective, serves as the prerequisite for BIOLOGY 1A03  and 1M03  for those students who did not complete Grade 12 Biology U.
  3. WHMIS 1A00 , a one-hour mandatory on-line Introduction to Health and Safety course, is a co-requisite to Level I courses with a lab component and must be completed prior to the first lab.
  4. BIOSAFE 1BS0 , a mandatory on-line introduction to bio-safety lab training, is a co-requisite to BIOLOGY 1A03  and must be completed prior to the first lab.

Recommended Courses: 30 Units