Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Chemical and Physical Sciences (CPS) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).  CPS was formed in 2003 through amalgamation of four previously separate departments: specifically Chemistry, Physics, Earth Sciences and Astronomy.  The department is presently home to 19 full-time faculty, including award winning researchers and educators.  Over 1/4 of the faculty have been hired in the last five years, the result of a recruitment and renewal drive that continues to this day.

We offer 4 year undergraduate B.Sc. programs in our core disciplines of chemistry, physics, earth sciences and astronomy.  In addition, we provide biological chemistry and biophysics specialist programs, reflecting the distinctly biological research focus of many CPS faculty.  Opportunities for interdisciplinary studies abound in the form of interdisciplinary programs unique to UTM.  For students interested in a teaching career, we support the Concurrent Teacher Education Program (CTEP) / with Science - Chemistry and Mathematics specializations, in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT). 

At the graduate degree level, CPS faculty supervise M.Sc. and Ph.D. graduate students enrolled in chemistry, physics, earth sciences and astronomy graduate programs spanning the three UofT campuses (UTM, St. George, UofT Scarborough). 

Exploring our website will provide the opportunity to learn more about our courses and programs, to meet our faculty and be introduced to their research programs, and to discover the rich variety of teaching and research facilities we have on offer.  

Thinking of pursuing your graduate studies at CPS?
Check out our graduate tab for information on:
- programs
- funding packages and other awards available to you!

One of University of Toronto's grad students was the recipient of the Harry Jerome Award (for academics) presented by the Black Business and Professional Association and RBC Royal Bank.
Congratulations to Eugenia Duodu - See article here.