First Year Chemistry Courses

    The first year chemistry courses at Carleton University have been reorganized for the fall term of 2010. CHEM 0100 and CHEM 1000 have been replaced with new courses designed to maximize student success in first year chemistry.

CHEM 1001 (Fall) and CHEM 1002 (Winter)

This pair of courses is designed for students who completed grade 12 Ontario (or equivalent) chemistry, and who plan to take second year chemistry courses at Carleton. Registration in second year chemistry courses requires either a passing grade in CHEM 1002, or a B- in CHEM 1006 (see below). These two courses are required for Chemistry and Biochemistry students.

CHEM 1005 (Fall) and CHEM 1006 (Winter)

This pair of courses is designed for students who did not complete grade 12 Ontario (or equivalent) chemistry, or who do not plan to take second year chemistry courses at Carleton. If a student takes these two courses, then decides to do second year chemistry courses, a grade of B- in CHEM 1006 is necessary.

Possible course paths are therefore:

CHM4U/M in high school → CHEM1001 → CHEM1002 → CHEM 2XXX (passing grade required in CHEM 1002)

CHM4U/M in high school → CHEM1005 → CHEM1006 → CHEM 2XXX (B- required in CHEM 1006)

No High School Chemistry → CHEM1005 → CHEM1006 → CHEM 2XXX (B- required in CHEM 1006)

Switching between the 1002/1002 and 1005/1006 streams is also possible:

No high school chemistry → CHEM1005 → CHEM1002 → CHEM 2XXX (passing grade required in CHEM 1002)

CHM4U/M in high school  → CHEM1001 → CHEM1006 → CHEM 2XXX (B- required in CHEM 1006)

CHEM1101 (Chemistry for Engineers) remains unchanged.