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Honours Chemistry Co-op (B.Sc.)


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Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited. Admission is by selection, and possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II Honours Chemistry with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms that must be spent in chemistry-related placements.
  2. Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic workload as prescribed by Level and by Term.
  3. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 2C00  prior to the Fall Term of Level III. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement. 
  4. There are Level II and III prerequisites for many Level III and IV courses. The prerequisites should be considered when choosing your Level II and III courses.
  5. Students considering postgraduate studies in Chemistry should note that 18 units of Level IV Chemistry or related subjects are required for consideration for admission at McMaster and most graduate schools in Canada.
  6. BIOCHEM 2EE3  or any Biochemistry course that has a Biology course as a prerequisite are an acceptable alternative to BIOCHEM 3G03 . CHEM 4IB3  or a Level III or IV Chemical Biology course are also acceptable substitutes providing these units are taken as elective to the Honours Chemistry program requirements.
  7. CHEM 4G12 A/B S  or 4RP6 A/B S  cannot be taken concurrently with CHEM 3LA3  or 3RP3 .
  8. CHEM 3PC3  is recommended for all Chemistry students, but not required for students who complete MATH 1B03  (or 1ZC3 ) in either Level I or II, and who complete one of MATH 1AA3 , 1LT3 , 1XX3  (or 1ZB3 ) in Level I.

Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units


Completed prior to admission to the program

Level II: 30 Units


30 units


  • Completion of any Level II Honours Chemistry program

Level III


Consists of academic studies (Fall Term), Co-op Work Term (Winter Term), and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level IV


Consists of academic studies (Fall and Winter Terms) and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


9-12 units

from Levels III, IV Chemistry courses,

which may include one of

3 units

from

  • Levels III, IV Chemical Biology or Chemistry courses
9-12 units

  • Electives

Spring/Summer Term:


Work Term

Level V


Consists of Co-op Work Term (Fall Term) and academic studies (Winter Term)

Fall Term:


Work Term

Winter Term: 15 units:


3 units

from

  • Levels III, IV Chemistry courses
3 units

from

  • Level IV Chemical Biology or Chemistry courses
3 units

6 units

  • Electives

Note


Students who entered the program prior to September 2020 may refer to their Academic Advisement report or contact an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for program requirements.

Co-op Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level III 15 units from
Academic Level III
+
SCIENCE 3C00  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Level IV 15 units from
Academic Level III
15 units from Academic
Level IV

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WT0  

Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WT0  

15 units from Academic
Level IV
 

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