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Chemistry

  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry with Thesis
  • General Science
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Our flexible, applied Science program offers you a strong and rigorous background in the field of chemistry, and the chance to pursue interests in areas such as biology, physics, math, earth sciences and computer science. A strong step toward a career in industrial and academic R&D, government and hospital laboratories, environmental analyses, and medicine, pharmacy and dentistry.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, SCH4U, MHF4U, plus one of SPH4U or SBI4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. SPH4U recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, plus one of Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, plus one of Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Physics/Biology. Calculus strongly recommended. Physics recommended. A minimum 70% average in all Science and Math courses.

70%

This combined program offers you an enhanced focus on physical chemistry and physics. Explore the characterization of matter using theoretical methods and various types of spectroscopy such as NMR and X-ray diffractometers. You’ll be prepared to tackle problems of a chemical nature with a solid understanding of the underlying physics in academia, industry research, or in government agencies or laboratories.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, SCH4U, MHF4U, plus one of SPH4U or SBI4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended. SPH4U recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, plus one of Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, plus one of Grade 12 Physics or Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Physics/Biology. Calculus strongly recommended. Physics recommended. A minimum 70% average in all Science and Math courses.

70%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a graduate program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching.

Admission Requirements (with/without Thesis)

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U required. MCV4U strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, and two from Grade 12 Biology, Grade 12 Chemistry, or Grade 12 Physics required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended.

80%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Physics. Calculus strongly recommended.

80%

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding chemical properties related to environmental concerns and health and safety protocols
  • Testing and assessing materials to identify their properties and potential chemical reactions and determine concerns
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments; implementing appropriate techniques for studying chemical processes and reactions
  • Planning, conducting, recording, and presenting scientific research in a high degree of competency
  • Designing experimental studies to accomplish targeted goals or test specific hypotheses

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Diana Cuckovic

“My experience in the Chemistry Department at the University of Windsor gave me the skills to be self-sufficient, confident and curious. I was constantly surrounded by students reaching beyond their limits to reach their goals, with supportive faculty giving us the tools to do so. Between strong educators, access to research and involved student organizations, my Windsor Chemistry foundation has allowed me to move forward in my studies with pride.”

Diana Cuckovic –
BSc (Combined Honours) Biology and Chemistry with Thesis [2014]

53

Number of Chemistry Graduates (2017)

Common Industries for Chemistry Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced chemical research
  • Biomedical and biotechnical research
  • Chemicals, petrochemicals, and pharmaceuticals
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Food Sciences, production, and regulation
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Health-care professions
  • Industry: Consulting, product development/testing
  • Physical science Industries
  • Research, development, and production of materials

Career Tracks*

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Dentist
  • Environmental analyst
  • Environmental consultant
  • Food inspector
  • Food scientist
  • Forensic scientist
  • Health educator
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Land surveyor
  • Lawyer
  • Medical doctor
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical technician
  • Pharmacist
  • Product developer
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapist
  • Research scientist
  • Soil tester
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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