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Chemistry is the science that deals with the structure and transformations of material substances. It occupies a central place among the sciences because it takes the fundamental ideas of mathematics and physics, adapts them to chemical systems, and applies them in areas ranging from biotechnology to advanced materials to environmental science. Product development in areas such as pharmaceuticals and electronic materials depend on developments in chemistry, and chemistry is key in environmental and medical research.

Through appropriate course selection, students can specialize in analytical, bioorganic, computational, inorganic, organic, organometallic, physical, and theoretical chemistry.

The four-year programs leading to a B.Sc. Honours or B.Sc. Four-year degree meet requirements for professional qualification as a chemist and membership in the Canadian Society for Chemistry.

Students are expected to consult with a faculty advisor in the Department of Chemistry (normally during the annual academic advising period in March - April).

Major Average

The major average in Chemistry programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All CHEM and all courses listed in the Major Requirement C6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Chemistry, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • CHEM 112.3 and CHEM 115.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc. Four-year) - Chemistry

Bachelor of Science Three-year (B.Sc. Three-year) - Chemistry

Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) - Chemistry

Bachelor of Science Double Honours - Chemistry - Major 1

Double Honours - Chemistry - Major 2

Suggested Sequence of Courses

Chemistry - Minor