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Chemistry (BSc (Hons))

RU Live: Get to Know Ryerson

Thursday, November 28 at 3:30 p.m. EST

The last "Get to Know Ryerson" session this fall comes to you from Victor, a recent Chemistry graduate and current Liaison Officer for Undergraduate Recruitment. As always, we're discussing Ryerson's academic programs, including the Faculty of Science experience - as well as how Victor found ways to get involved on campus. Admissions requirements will also be covered, and all the deadlines you need to know while applying. We're answering your questions too - hope to see you live!
Can't make it live? Register below, and you'll receive a copy of the recorded session over email the next day.

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Brian Koivisto

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"The Science Discovery Zone (SDZ) runs like a startup, and we view young innovators (students), mentors and industry partners as our customers (members). Our zone encourages collaboration among all members in order to innovate at an extraordinary pace."

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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. Highlights of this program 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 designation in Management Science.

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What You Need to Know

 Faculty
Faculty of Science

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

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

 Grade Range

 Non-Academic Requirements

 Experiential Learning
Co-op option

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

*Actual minimum grade ranges required for fall 2020 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.

Tuition and Fees 2019/2020

Domestic Fees Range: $7,044 - $9,586
International Fees Range: $27,279 - $27,659

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

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 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.

After Graduation

Science-educated professionals are in demand in areas including research and management in government, academia or industry; biochemistry, environmental science; pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemistry, forensics; laboratory analytical services, quality control, synthesis; product development; sales and marketing. You may work as an analytical chemist, enzyme chemist, organic chemist, biochemistry research scientist or product release analyst. You may also choose to pursue graduate studies or a professional program in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, law or education.

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