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.

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, CHM136H1) (63% in each)/ CHM151Y1 (63%)

Students in this program have the option to request enrolment in the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream. Students can apply for the ASIP stream after Year 1 (Year 2 entry) or after Year 2 (Year 3 entry, starting Fall 2024). Full details about ASIP, including student eligibility, selection and enrolment, are available in the ASIP section of the Arts & Science Academic Calendar. Please note that the majority of students enter ASIP in Fall term of Year 2. Space is more limited for Year 3 entry. Students applying for Year 3 entry must have been admitted to the Chemical Physics Specialist in the Summer after Year 2.

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

First Year:

  1. ( CHM151Y1 strongly recommended)/ ( CHM135H1, CHM136H1)
  2. ( MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/ MAT137Y1/​ MAT157Y1
  3. ( PHY131H1, PHY132H1)/ ( PHY151H1, 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, ( CHM236H1, CHM237H1)/ CHM238Y1, ( CHM249H1 strongly recommended)/ CHM247H1, CHM310H1, CHM317H1, CHM338H1, CHM348H1, CHM415H1
  3. Additional 400-level CHM/PHY 0.5 credit courses to a total of 14.0 credits. (Note: CHM395Y1 can be used toward this requirement).

Students in this program have the option to complete the Arts & Science Internship Program (ASIP) stream.