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Chemistry (BSc (Hons))

Is It for You?

Understand matter and energy and their interactions with each other. Uncover the ways in which chemistry is a part of everything we do, such as creating new and useful materials and products, protecting the environment or fighting disease. Combine research and application to expand current practices and improve the quality of life.

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

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

 Program Format(s)
Full Time: Four Year; Five-Year Co-op

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range
73-76%*

 Non-Academic Requirements
None

 Co-op Option
Yes

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*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 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. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

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Distinctive Learning

Paid co-op option; fully equipped labs; opportunities to present work to other scientists; optional independent laboratory research project; optional specialization in applied physics and designation in management science.

After Graduation

Take advantage of the demand for science-educated professionals in a range of areas: research or management; government, academia or industry; biochemistry, environmental science; pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemistry, forensics; laboratory analytical services, quality control, synthesis; product development; sales and marketing. Pursue graduate studies or a professional program in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or education.

What You Need to Know

Domestic Fees Range: $7,639 - $10,483
International Fees Range: $25,986 - $26,046

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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 pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred)
  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U)
  • Two of: Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U)
  • The minimum grade(s) required in the subject prerequisites (normally in the 65-70% range) will be determined subject to competition.
  • Completion of all three science courses is recommended.  Chemistry (SCH4U) is strongly recommended.

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements.

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