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The Bachelor of Arts, Minor in Chemistry is designed to be taken as part of a Double Minor or as a Major and Minor combination. The program introduces students to the traditional sub-disciplines of Chemistry, with a particular emphasis on analytical and environmental chemistry. The course selection is designed to maintain broad appeal and relevance to a variety of career objectives, including teaching environmental consulting, and academic research.
Students will gain an appreciation for the role of chemistry in many aspects of modern scientific enquiry, including hands-on experience with modern chemical instrumentation and techniques
The curriculum has been designed to focus on the underlying principles to provide an understanding of physical, chemical and biological processes. Courses develop critical thinking, problem solving and communication skills which are encouraged by close student-instructor interactions and student-student mentorship.
Years 1 and 2
Select one of the following pairs:
(Chemistry Fundamentals I) and,
(Chemistry Fundamentals II) or
(Chemistry Fundamentals II)
Select a minimum of 12 credits of 200-level Chemistry courses.* BIOL 201 can be counted towards these credits.
Years 3 and 4
Select a minimum of 18 credits of Chemistry courses numbered 300 or above.*
Fees for One Year* Amount Tuition (30 credits x $156.80 per credit) 4,704.00
Student Activity fee (4% of tuition) 188.16
Student Services fee (30 credits x $6.93 per credit) 207.90
VIU Students' Union fee (8 months x $20.90 per month) 167.20
Health and Dental Plan fee ($275.00 per year) 275.00
Approximate cost for books and supplies for one year 1,500.00