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), 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.) and Chair – 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), Assist 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. Instructor - 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 and chair - 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

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

Third and Fourth Year

BIOL 2023, CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136, CHEM 3122, CHEM 3637, two of CHEM 4112, CHEM 4222, CHEM 4422, and CHEM 4622, and a minimum of 17 ch from the following lecture courses: CHEM 3003, (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4523, 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 3003 (counts as a 2 ch laboratory course), CHEM 3009, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3137, 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 2237, CHEM 2421, CHEM 2422, CHEM 2416, CHEM 2601, MATH 2003, MATH 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 3003, (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4523, CHEM 4601, CHE 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 3003 (counts as a 2 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 2023, CHEM 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 3003, (counts as a 3 ch lecture course), CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4523, CHEM 4601, CHE 2501, CHE 5313, CHE 5522, CHE 5714, CHE 5824, and a minimum of 14 ch from the following laboratory courses: BIOL 2028, CHEM 2009, CHEM 3003 (counts as a 2 ch laboratory course), CHEM 3009, CHEM 3236, CHEM 3137, CHEM 4416, CHE 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 2023, 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 electives.

Third Year
BIOL 20532251, CHEM 2121, CHEM 2136CHEM 3421, CHEM 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4523, plus electives.

Fourth Year
BIOL 3043CHEM 3003, CHEM 4513, CHEM 4422, two of CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201, CHEM 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 3422, CHEM 3621, CHEM 3637, CHEM 4416, CHEM 4523, plus electives (must include 3 ch of an approved science elective).

Fourth Year Option 1 (Honours by Thesis)
BIOL 3043 , CHEM 3003, CHEM 4000, CHEM 4422, CHEM 4513 one of CHEM 3137, CHEM 3236, 4616, two of CHEM 3122, CHEM 3201, CHEM 3222, CHEM 3622, CHEM 4601 plus electives.

Fourth Year Option 2 (Honours by Course)
BIOL 3043CHEM 3003 , CHEM 4422 , CHEM 4513, two of CHEM 3137 , CHEM 3236 , CHEM 4616 , fourteen credit hours from CHEM 3122 , 3201 , 3222 , 3622 , 4601 , 4112 , 4222 , 4622 , plus electives.