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/depts/chemistry/index.html

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
  • Blight, Barry, BSc (Mt. Allison), PhD (Western), Assist Prof - 2017
  • Bottomley, Frank, BSc, MSc (Hull), PhD (Toronto), DSc (Hull), FCIC, Prof Emeritus - 1999
  • Burns, David H., BSc, (University of Puget Sound), PhD (University of Washington), FCIC , Prof - 2012
  • Calhoun, Larry, BSc, MSc, PhD (UNB), Assoc Prof - 1994
  • Chibante, Felipe, BSc (McGill), Ma (Rice), PhD (Rice), Assoc Prof (Richard J. Currie Chair in Nanotechnology; Cross Apt - Chemical Eng) - 2007
  • Cooper, Rodney H., BMath, MMath (Waterloo), Prof (Cross Appt Computer Science)- 1975
  • Decken, Andreas, Dip (Duisburg), PhD (McMaster), Assoc Prof - 1995
  • Deslongchamps, Ghislain, BSc (Sherbrooke), PhD (UNB), University Teaching Prof (Cross Appt- C.S.) – 1992
  • Dyker, C. Adam, BSc (UNB), PhD (Dalhousie), Assoc Prof - 2010
  • Eisler, Sara,  BSc, PhD (Alberta), Assoc Prof - 2008
  • Findlay, John A., BSc, PhD (UNB), FCIC, Hon Res Prof - 1995
  • Grein, Friedrich, BSc, MSc (Goettingen), PhD (Frankfurt), FCIC, Prof Emeritus - 1995
  • Ignaszak, Anna, BSc (Poznan Univ of Technology), PhD (AGH Univ of Science and Technology), Prof - 2015
  • Kang, Guojun, BS (Nankai), PhD (McGill), Research Assoc - 1993
  • Elbakali-Kassimi, Noureddin, BSc (Rabat), DEA,  PhD (Paris), Sr. Teaching Assoc - 2000
  • MaGee, David I., BSc, PhD (UNB), Prof - 1990
  • Mattar, Saba M., BSc (Alexandria), MSc (Amer U Of Cairo), PhD (McGill), Prof Emeritus - 2015
  • 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. Teaching Assoc - 2005
  • Tait, James, BSc, PhD (Western), Sr. Teaching Assoc - 2007
  • Thakkar, Ajit, BSc, PhD (Queens), FCIC, Prof Emeritus - 2015
  • Valenta, Zdenek, Dip. (Zurich), PhD (UNB), Prof Emeritus - 1993
  • Villemure, Gilles, BSc, PhD (Ottawa), Prof - 1990

General Information

There are five chemistry degree programs: Major, Medicinal Chemistry Major, Honours, Medicinal Chemistry Honours and Chemistry Co-op. All five programs have national accreditation under the Canadian Society for Chemistry. The Honours and Chemistry 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. There are two options available in the Chemistry Honours and Medicinal Chemistry Honours programs; Honours by Thesis, and Honours by Course. 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

The Minor in Chemistry is designed for students in other Departments of the Faculty of Science, and outside the Faculty of Science, who are interested in pursuing a greater understanding of chemistry. The Minor follows section V in the “University Wide Academic Regulations” of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar and consists of CHEM courses, totalling at least 24 credit hours with a grade of C or better, approved by the Chemistry Director of Undergraduate Studies. Students requiring CHEM 1001CHEM 1006CHEM 1012 and CHEM 1017, or other CHEM courses for their Major are not eligible to also count these courses towards a Chemistry Minor. Students not requiring Chemistry courses for their Major must take, and can count, CHEM 1001CHEM 1006CHEM 1012 and CHEM 1017, as part of their Chemistry Minor.

First Year

CHEM 1001CHEM 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, BIOL 1001, BIOL 1006, BIOL 1012, BIOL 1017, plus 6 ch electives.

The minimum credit hour requirements beyond first year are:

Major: 64 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 electives.

Honours by Thesis: 77 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 electives.

Honours by Course: 77 chemistry, 3 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 electives

Chemistry Co-op: Please refer to the Science section of this calendar for detailed information.

NOTE: A minimum of twelve (12) ch of the twenty-four (24) ch of electives must be from the Faculty of Arts.

Chemistry Major Program

Second Year

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

Third and Fourth Year

BIOL 2023CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136, CHEM 3122, CHEM 3637, two of CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222CHEM 4422, and CHEM 4622, and a minimum of 17 ch from the following lecture courses: CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3523CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622CHEM 4503 (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 4513, CHEM 4601, CHE 2501, CHE 5313, CHE 5522, CHE 5714, CHE 5824, and a minimum of 10 ch from the following laboratory courses: BIOL 2028, CHEM 2009, CHEM 3009, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3137, CHEM 4503 (counts as a 2 ch laboratory course), CHEM 4416, CHEM 4616, CHE 2506, plus electives. 

Chemistry 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 2237CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003MATH 2213 or equivalent (approved by the Chemistry department), plus electives.

Third and Fourth Year Option 1 (Honours by Thesis) 

BIOL 2023, CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136, CHEM 3122, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4000, three of CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, and CHEM 4622, and a minimum of 21 ch from the following lecture courses: CHEM 4503 (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422CHEM 3523, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4601CHE 2501, CHE 5313, CHE 5522, CHE 5714, CHE 5824, and a minimum of 8 ch from the following laboratory courses: BIOL 2028, CHEM 2009, CHEM 4503 (counts as a 3 ch laboratory course), CHEM 3009, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3137, CHEM 4616, CHE 2506, plus electives. 

Third and Fourth Year Option 2 (Honours by Course)

BIOL 2023CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136, CHEM 3122, CHEM 3637, three of CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, and CHEM 4622, and a minimum of 24 ch from the following lecture courses: CHEM 4503 (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422CHEM 3523, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4601, CHE 2501CHE 5313, CHE 5522, CHE 5714, CHE 5824, and a minimum of 14 ch from the following laboratory courses: BIOL 2028, CHEM 2009, CHEM 4503 (counts as a 3 ch laboratory course), CHEM 3009, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3137, CHEM 4416CHE 2506, plus electives. 

Chemistry Co-op Program

The UNB Faculty of Science seeks to provide opportunities for students and employers to develop relationships that enhance the learning experience for students and present employers with skilled, motivated employees looking to make a career connection. To achieve this, the Faculty, through the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments and programs, operates a Co-operative education program. Co-op opportunities are available for qualified students, please refer to the Science section of this calendar for detailed information.

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, BIOL 1001, BIOL 1012, BIOL 1006, BIOL 1017

The minimum credit hour requirements beyond first year are:

Medicinal Chemistry Major: 64 chemistry, 12 biology, 6 mathematics, 18 electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Honours by Thesis: 71 chemistry, 12 biology, 6 mathematics, 24 electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Honours by Course: 72 chemistry, 12 biology, 6 mathematics, 24 electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Major Program

Second Year
BIOL 2023CHEM 2002CHEM 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 electives.

Third Year

BIOL 2053BIOL 2251CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3523CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, plus electives

Fourth Year
BIOL 3043CHEM 4503, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4422, two of BIOL 2028, CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, CHEM 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4601 plus electives.

Medicinal Chemistry Honours Program

Second Year

BIOL 2023, 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 electives.

Third Year
BIOL 2053, BIOL 2251, CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422CHEM 3523, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, plus electives (must include 3 ch of an approved science elective).

Fourth Year Option 1 (Honours by Thesis)

BIOL 3043, CHEM 4000, CHEM 4422CHEM 4503, CHEM 4513, one of BIOL 2028, CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, CHEM 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622CHEM 4601 plus electives.

Fourth Year Option 2 (Honours by Course)
BIOL 3043CHEM 4422CHEM 4503, CHEM 4513, two of BIOL 2028, CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, CHEM 4616, fourteen credit hours from CHEM 3122CHEM 3201CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4601, CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4622, plus electives.