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Includes: Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry, Materials Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Professional School Preparation.

Chemistry influences our daily lives from the tools we use and the materials which we surround ourselves with to the medicinal and personal products we use to maintain our health and fitness. York’s cutting-edge program recognizes the most recent developments in chemistry such as proteomics and nanotechnology. The stream in Pharmaceutical & Biological Chemistry explores the interaction between biological systems and chemicals such as pharmaceuticals. York’s professors are devoted to teaching and are very active in the forefront of research. In first year, you are offered personalized assistance in a small group setting. Chemistry provides excellent preparation for entrance to professional schools in the health sciences (including medicine, dentistry or pharmacy), graduate studies and research in all areas of chemistry, and career paths in the chemical or pharmaceutical sectors of industry, business and government.

Typical First-Year Courses

  • Chemistry
  • Physics and/or Biology
  • Calculus
  • Computer Use
  • General Education course

12U Requirements

  • English
  • Chemistry
  • Advanced Functions
  • One additional 4U or M science
  • And two additional 4U or M courses
  • (Calculus & Vectors and Physics recommended)

Career Options

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Materials Chemist
  • Biochemist
  • Organic Chemist
  • Molecular Biologist
  • Cosmetic Chemist
  • Air Quality Specialist
  • Water Quality Analyst
  • Regulatory Affairs Specialist
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Quality Control Chemist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Writer
  • Quality Assurance Chemist
  • Process Development Chemist
  • Forensic Lab Analyst
  • Chemical Information Specialist
  • Occupational Health and Safety Officer
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Food and Drug Analyst
  • Pollution Controller
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Education – elementary, high school, college, university
  • Professional Schools – Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Law, Business, etc
  • Graduate Studies/Academic Careers