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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Chemistry, General
Description:The Honours Chemistry program consists of four options: a core and three specializations. The core option consists of a specified set of basic requirements but otherwise allows a wide choice of other courses, including those from outside the Faculty of Science. The opportunity is therefore available for interdisciplinary studies, possibly leading to a Minor in another subject. Students may also wish to follow one of several specializations which are more appropriate for graduate studies in Chemistry or Biochemistry.

Enrolment in this co-op program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II Honours Chemistry with a Cumulative Average of at least 6.0. Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education.
URL:Chemistry at McMaster University
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,159
International: $28,946

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition, co-op, and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*82 to 85

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have completion of High School Diploma plus: 5 courses numbered 30 or 31 (Alberta students please ask your school to send us a list of your courses for the entire year) including: English (English Language Arts 30-1), Pre-Calculus Math (Math 30-1), Calculus (Math 31, AP Calculus), Chemistry (Chemistry 30), and Physics (Physics 30). Note: it is recommended that all first semester grades and a list of all courses for the entire year be submitted no later than February 15th.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 23, 2017