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Program Highlights & Admission Requirements

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Want to understand the World? Chemistry prepares you for professions from the lab to law. It is a flexible program that aims to answer questions of matter, energy and how they interact in the world around us! You’ll be able to do research with our award-winning faculty, find innovative ways to apply your analytical skills and develop as a professional with industry specific hands-on experience through our co-op internship.


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: Chemistry/SCH4U, Advanced Functions/MHF4U and one of Physics/SPH4U or Biology/SBI4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U, Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all required science and math courses)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 82%

* 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: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 70% (70% average of all attempted science and math courses)
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 79%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are 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. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or 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 major and minor concentrations: 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: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average (Entering Fall 2019): 85%

* 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)