Chemical & Physical Sciences (HBSc)

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Study natural laws and processes of living and non-living matter as part of UTM’s Chemical & Physical Sciences programs. Learn about the role of geographic information systems and environmental sustainability, or explore the great expanse of the universe.

UTM has a long-standing history of influential chemical and physical scientists. Dr. J. Tuzo Wilson, a prominent Canadian geophysicist and professor, played a crucial role in advancing plate tectonic theory. UTM astronomer Tom Bolton co-discovered the first black hole in space in 1972. The legacy of Wilson and Bolton and many others carries on in UTM's Department of Chemical & Physical Sciences. 

"Once you stay a little longer on campus, rather than rushing to take the bus home (#commuterlife), you discover that there are so many wonderful, helpful, interesting people at UTM who can make your experience here even more worthwhile."
- Olivia Adamczyk, 3rd year, Double Major in Chemistry and Biology for Health Sciences

Programs & Requirements

The content below is based on requirements in the Ontario curriculum, and other common curicula. Please visit the Apply section of our site for full requirements.

OUAC Program Code: TMW
Approximate Competitive Average: Mid to high 70s (based on 6 Grade 12 "U" or "M", which includes English (ENG4U), or equivalent)
Program Course Prerequisites: Prerequisites vary depending on program. Please select a program below to view course prerequisites.

Note: Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee you admission to the University. Admission is subject to space availability and competition.

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Exciting Opportunities


Practical and Field Courses

Practical and field courses allow students to learn about concepts first-hand through interactive classes. For example, ERS325 takes students to the north shore of Lake Huron.

Test tube

Research Opportunities

We offer undergraduate students the chance to work on cutting edge research. Previous projects include new imaging techniques and studies of the advanced evolution of stars.



The AIRLab program creates two teams of three students from different scientific disciplines. The teams are each assigned a research problem related to their unique skill sets and given an academic year to work on the project.