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  • Chemistry
  • General Science
  • Interdisciplinary Arts & Science

Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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You’ll be in your element in this flexible program. You’ll be able to do research with our award-winning faculty and study abroad. You’ll find ample ways to practise your analytical testing skills, and develop as a professional with relevant industry specific hands-on experience. Participate in a co-op internship, too.


Sample Courses: Polymer Chemistry, Dyes and Pigments, Organic Nanomaterials, Bio- and Sustainable Materials, Organic Chemistry of Biomolecules, Organometallic


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), researcher, laboratory technician, quality assurance supervisor, r&d manager

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, SCH4U, MHF4U, plus one of SPH4U or SBI4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is required. Chemistry students may apply to co-op internship in Year 3; there is no direct admission from high school. Entry is competitive.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

This science program is like a buffet — you can try a little of everything before deciding what you want for the main course. It’s ideal for students who want to explore more than one area or are undecided about what subjects to study. You’ll focus on three or four core science areas — biology, chemistry, biochemistry, computer science, environmental science, mathematics, physics, or economics — and then concentrate on two of them. Many students who start in this program transfer to a more specialized four-year honours program after first or second year. Also, it’s excellent for those who want a fast tracked three year degree.


Sample Courses: Biological Diversity, Introductory Organic Chemistry, Introductory Physics, Differential Calculus, Introduction to Economics


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), health scientist, quality controller, lab technician, data analyst, programmer

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two of SCH4U, SBI4U or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average of all attempted science and math courses is also required.
Minimum Average: 70%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement is in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy.


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science).


Available majors and minors: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: ENG4U, MHF4U, and two from SBI4U, SCH4U, or SPH4U. MCV4U is strongly recommended.
Minimum Average: 80%*

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General
  • H Honours
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available

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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Number of Graduates (2018)

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]

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

* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.


Common sectors for 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

Apply to UWindsor


With the programs you want and smaller student-to-faculty ratios, you can get the hands-on learning that’s sure to set you on a journey to a future you’ll be proud of.


How to Apply

Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of opportunities recommended for students in your program. This chart shows some of your 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, such as:

  • Co-op, internship or field experiences
  • Research with faculty
  • Culminating senior experience
  • Capstone courses
  • Service-learning
  • Learning communities
  • Study abroad

Career Planning Cycle

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation and beyond. It is a fluid, dynamic, and lifelong process. You can move on or return to an earlier stage in the cycle at any time.

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-Curricular

Co-Curricular

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

Extracurricular

Extracurricular

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

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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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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
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Saturday, March 7, 2020
10 am - 4 pm

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Why you should attend Open House

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  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Why you should attend Open House

  • Attend program presentations
  • Visit the Student Services Fair
  • Speak with professors, staff and current students
  • Learn about our Student Awards and Financial Aid program
  • See the campus including residence and our athletic facilities
  • Remember to sign-in for your chance to win free fall semester tuition!

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Ontario Universities Fair

September 27 - 29, 2019

If you’re thinking about applying to UWindsor, don’t miss OUF.

Why you should attend OUF

  • The OUF draws more than 130,000 students, parents and educators over the 3-day event. Don’t miss out on the largest educational fair in Canada!
  • You can talk to students, professors and university reps, get answers about programs, admission requirements, student life and much more.
  • UWindsor will offer multiple info session throughout the OUF weekend.

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