Chemical Physics Specialist (Science Program) - ASSPE0600

Consult Professor J. Schofield, Department of Chemistry.

Chemical Physics aims to explain structure and dynamics of molecular and bulk systems in terms of atomic and molecular interactions. Sub-disciplines and specialized topics include reaction dynamics, spectroscopy, optical control of molecular processes, nanoscale science, surface chemistry, theoretical and experimental studies of soft systems (polymers, liquids, biological systems), quantum control and quantum information sciences. The Chemical Physics program will provide students with a solid grounding in physical chemistry, and will prepare students for careers in experimental and theoretical physical sciences, in academia or in research development for companies.

Enrolment Requirements

This is a limited enrolment program. Students must have completed 4.0 credits and meet the requirements listed below to enrol.

Completed courses (with minimum grades)
The following courses with the stated minimum grades are required:

• ( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1) (63% in each)/ CHM151Y1 (63%)

Completion Requirements

(14.0 credits, including 1.5 credits from 400-level courses)

First Year:

  1. ( CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/ ( CHM135H1 and CHM136H1)
  2. ( MAT135H1 and MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1
  3. ( PHY131H1 and PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1 and PHY152H1)


Higher Years:

  1. APM346H1, CHM222H1, CHM223H1, CHM326H1/​ PHY356H1, CHM327H1, CHM328H1, MAT223H1/​ MAT240H1, MAT235Y1/​ MAT237Y1, MAT244H1, MAT334H1, PHY250H1, PHY254H1, PHY354H1, PHY350H1, CHM423H1/​ PHY456H1
  2. 2.0 credits from: CHM210H1, CHM217H1, CHM238Y1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1, CHM310H1, CHM317H1, CHM338H1, CHM348H1, CHM415H1
  3. Additional 400-level CHM/PHY half-credit courses to a total of 14.0 credits