Chemistry Option

Department of Chemistry

 

General Office: F.J. Toole Hall, Room 15
Mailing Address: Department of Chemistry, 
University of New Brunswick,
P.O. Box 4400, Fredericton, N.B.,
Canada, E3B 5A3 
Phone: (506)453-4781
Fax: (506)453-4981
Email:  chem@unb.ca
Website: http://www.unb.ca/fredericton/science/chem

 Faculty

  • Adam, Allan G., BSc, MSc (Western), PhD (Waterloo), Prof (Cross Appt - Physics)- 1991
  • Balcom, Bruce, BSc (Mt.Allison), PhD (Western), Prof (Cross Appt - Physics) - 1993
  • Bottomley, Frank, BSc, MSc (Hull), PhD (Toronto), DSc (Hull), FCIC, Prof Emeritus - 1999
  • Calhoun, Larry, BSc, MSc, PhD (UNB), Sr. Research Associate - 1994
  • Cole, Jacqueline, BSc, PhD (Durham), MA (Cambridge), BSc, DipStat, CertAPS (Open), FRSA, Assoc Prof (Vice-Chancellor's Research Chair) - 2008
  • Cooper, Rodney H., BMath, MMath (Waterloo), Prof (Cross Appt Computer Science)- 1975
  • Decken, Andreas, Dip (Duisburg), PhD (McMaster), Sr. Research Associate - 1995
  • Deslongchamps, Ghislain, BSc (Sherbrooke), PhD (UNB), University Teaching Prof (Cross Appt- C.S.) – 1992
  • Dyker, C. Adam, BSc (UNB), PhD (Dalhousie), Assist Prof - 2010
  • Eisler, Sara,  BSc, PhD (Alberta), Assist Prof - 2008
  • Findlay, John A., BSc, PhD (UNB), FCIC, Hon Res Prof - 1995
  • Grein, Friedrich, BSc, MSc (Goettingen), PhD (Frankfurt), FCIC, Prof Emeritus - 1995
  • Kang, Guojun, BS (Nankai), PhD (McGill), Research Assoc - 1993
  • Elbakali-Kassimi, Noureddin, BSc (Rabat), DEA,  PhD (Paris), Sr. Teaching Associate - 2000
  • MaGee, David I., BSc, PhD (UNB), Prof - 1990
  • Mattar, Saba M., BSc (Alexandria), MSc (Amer U Of Cairo), PhD (McGill), Prof - 1986
  • McGrady, Sean, BA, DPhil (Oxford), Prof - 2003
  • Neville, John, BSc (UNB), PhD (UBC), Assoc Prof - 1999
  • Ni, Yonghao, BEng (Northwest Inst of Light Industry), MEng, PhD (McGill), Prof and CRC Chair in Pulping Tech. (Joint Chemical Eng) - 1993
  • Passmore, Jack, BSc, Dipl Ed (Bristol), PhD (UBC), DSc (Bristol), FCIC, Prof Emeritus- 2007
  • Reeves, Valerie, BSc, PhD (UNB), Sr. Instructor  - 2005
  • Tait, James, BSc, PhD (Western), Sr. Instructor - 2007
  • Thakkar, Ajit, BSc, PhD (Queens), FCIC, Prof - 1984
  • Valenta, Zdenek, Dip. (Zurich), PhD (UNB), Prof Emeritus - 1993
  • Villemure, Gilles, BSc, PhD (Ottawa), Prof and chair - 1990


General Information

There are five chemistry degree programs: Major, Medicinal Chemistry Major, Honours, Medicinal Chemistry Honours and Honours Co-op. All five programs have national accreditation under the Canadian Society for Chemistry. The Honours and Honours Co-op programs are recommended for students pursuing graduate studies and careers in chemistry. The Medicinal Chemistry Honours program is recommended for students pursuing graduate studies leading to careers in the health professions or the pharmaceutical industry. A Minor program is offered for students in other departments of the Faculty of Science and outside the Science Faculty who are interested in a coherent package of chemistry courses.

Valid WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) certification is required for all students who wish to take CHEM laboratory courses. Information regarding WHMIS training will be provided during the first week of classes.

Minor Program

Students wishing to pursue a minor in chemistry must follow the guidelines below. The disciplines in chemistry (analytical, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical) chosen for a minor must be pre-approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies.

A) Students not requiring Chemistry courses for their majors degree:

CHEM 1001, 1006, 1012 and 1017 plus courses in three disciplines chosen by the student. Students are required to take one lecture and one lab course in each of the chosen disciplines.

B) Students requiring Chemistry courses for their majors degree are not eligible to count 1st year Chemistry courses towards a Chemistry minor. Two options are:

Students wishing a broad range of topics are required to take six lecture courses in a minimum of four of the disciplines plus one lab course in each of the chosen disciplines.

Alternatively, students wishing a specialized set of topics are required to take six lecture courses in two of the disciplines plus four lab courses in the chosen disciplines.

First Year

CHEM 1001, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1012, CHEM 1017, MATH 1003 or 1053, MATH 1013 or MATH 1063, PHYS 1061 and PHYS 1062 or PHYS 1071 and PHYS 1072, PHYS 1091, PHYS 1092, BIOL 1001, BIOL 1012, plus 6 ch electives.

The minimum credit hour requirements beyond first year are:

Major: 66 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 pre-approved electives.

Honours: 76 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 pre-approved electives.

Honours Co-op: 76 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 pre-approved electives, two work terms.

Note: A minimum of twelve (12) ch of the twenty-four (24) ch of pre-approved electives must be from the Faculty of Arts. Six (6) ch of the Faculty of Arts courses must be courses designated as having a substantial writing component, indicated by a [W] in the calendar description.

Major Program

Second Year
CHEM 2002, CHEM 2201, CHEM 2222, CHEM 2237, CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003, MATH 2213 or equivalent (approved by the Chemistry department), plus pre-approved electives.

Third Year
CHEM 2111 , CHEM 3621 , CHEM 3637 , CHEM 3122 , CHEM 3137 , CHEM 3201 , CHEM 3222 , CHEM 3236 , CHEM 3421 , CHEM 3422 , CHEM 3622 , plus pre-approved electives.

Fourth Year
BIOL 2033 , CHEM 4416 , CHEM 4601 , CHEM 4616 , two of CHEM 4013 , CHEM 4112 , CHEM 4222 , CHEM 4422 , CHEM 4622 , plus pre-approved electives.

Honours Program

Entry into the Honours program is allowed after first year provided that a minimum CGPA of 3.0 has been attained for all subjects taken in the degree program. A CGPA of 3.0 must be maintained in subsequent years. The graduating Honours student must achieve a minimum CGPA of 3.7 for First Class Honours standing and a minimum of 3.0 for Honours standing. A student completing all the course requirements for Honours but with a CGPA below 3.0 will be given a Majors degree. Students must notify the Director of Undergraduate Studies of their intent to pursue an Honours Program, for appropriate academic advising.

Second Year
CHEM 2002, CHEM 2201, CHEM 2222, CHEM 2237, CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003, MATH 2213 or equivalent (approved by the Chemistry department), plus pre-approved electives.

Third Year
CHEM 2111, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 3122, CHEM 3137, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3622, plus pre-approved electives.

Fourth Year
BIOL 2033, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4601, CHEM 4616, CHEM 4000, four of CHEM 4013, CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, CHEM 4622, plus pre-approved electives.

Honours Co-op Program

The Honours Co-op Program in Chemistry at UNBF is available for qualified Honours students. The five year program consists of eight study terms and two work terms of eight month duration each. The paid work terms are in the chemical industry, government or research laboratories and will begin in third year.

The Honours Co-op program in Chemistry follows the same regulations as in the Honours Chemistry program with respect to entry into the program, continuation in the program and standing at graduation.

Second Year
CHEM 2002, CHEM 2201, CHEM 2222, CHEM 2237, CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003, MATH 2213 or equivalent (approved by the Chemistry department), plus pre-approved electives.

Third Year
CHEM 2111, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3903, plus pre-approved electives.

Fourth Year
BIOL 2033, CHEM 3637, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4601, CHEM 4616, CHEM 4000, two of CHEM 4013, CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, CHEM 4622, plus pre-approved electives.

Fifth Year
CHEM 3122, CHEM 3137, CHEM 4903, two additional of CHEM 4013, CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, CHEM 4622, plus pre-approved electives.

Note: It is strongly recommended that Honours Chemistry students choose CHE 1004 , CHE 2004 , CHE 2503 and CS 1003 among their electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Program

First Year
CHEM 1001, CHEM 1006, CHEM 1012, CHEM 1017, MATH 1003, or MATH 1053, MATH 1013 or MATH 1063, PHYS 1061 and PHYS 1062 or PHYS 1071 and PHYS 1072, PHYS 1091, PHYS 1092, BIOL 1001, BIOL 1012, BIOL 1006, BIOL 1017

The minimum credit hour requirements beyond first year are:

Medicinal Chemistry Major: 66 chemistry, 12 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 pre-approved electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Honours: 72 chemistry, 12 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 pre-approved electives.

Note: A minimum of twelve (12) ch of the eighteen (18) ch of pre-approved electives must be from the Faculty of Arts. Six (6) ch of the Faculty of Arts courses must be courses designated as having a substantial writing component, indicated by a [W] in the calendar description.

Medicinal Chemistry Major Program

Second Year
BIOL 2033, CHEM 2002, CHEM 2201, CHEM 2222, CHEM 2237, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003, MATH 2213 or equivalent (approved by the Chemistry department), plus pre-approved electives.

Third Year
BIOL 2251, BIOL 2043, BIOL 2053, CHEM 2111, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4523, plus pre-approved electives.

Fourth Year
CHEM 3003, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4003, CHEM 4422,one of CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, CHEM 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4601 plus pre-approved electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Honours Program

Second Year
BIOL 2033 , CHEM 2002 , CHEM 2201 , CHEM 2222 , CHEM 2237 , CHEM 2416 , CHEM 2421 , CHEM 2422 , CHEM 2601 , MATH 2003 , MATH 2213 or equivalent (pre-approved by the Chemistry department), plus pre-approved electives.

Third Year
BIOL 2251, BIOL 2043, BIOL 2053, CHEM 2111, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4523, plus pre-approved electives.

Fourth Year
CHEM 3003, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4000, CHEM 4003, CHEM 4422, one of CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4601 plus pre approved electives.