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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Students can pursue their studies through the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry program, or choose to specialize in either Pharmaceutical Chemistry or Chemical Biology.

Program Options

  • Chemistry

    The Honours Chemistry program covers all major fields of chemistry, including physical, analytical, organic, inorganic and biological. Students benefit from the development of a strong foundational knowledge, and the ability to further their subject-specific understanding through upper-year elective courses.

    Courses beyond the first year include:

    • Biochemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry: Transition Metals and Main Group Elements
    • Molecular Structure Determination from Spectroscopic Data
    • Quantum Chemistry and Spectroscopy
    • Thermodynamics and Kinetics

    For more information about the Chemistry program please see:

  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialization
    Pharmaceutical Chemistry combines the study of drug discovery and development, pharmacology, analytical techniques and drug chemistry. The primary focus of this specialization is the chemical design process and evaluation of potential future medications.  This specialization teaches students how to  apply their knowledge from course material, hands-on laboratory experience and faculty research to the pharmaceutical industry.

    Courses in this specialization include:

    • Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
    • Advanced Topics in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    • Bio-Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    • Introductory Medicinal Chemistry
    • Human Physiology
    • Pharmaceutical Discovery
    • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

    For more information about the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Specialization program please see:

  • Chemical Biology Specialization

    Chemical Biology, at the interface of chemistry and biology, is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing interdisciplinary areas in science. Through the synthesis and use of small molecules, probes or chemically-modified biological macromolecules, chemistry is applied to help answer questions of biological importance.

    Courses in this specialization include:

    • Advanced Biochemistry
    • Advanced Organic Chemistry
    • Advanced Topics in Chemical Biology
    • Bio-Organic Chemistry and Chemical Biology
    • Cell Biology
    • Genetics and Molecular Biology

    For more information about the Chemical Biology Specialization program please see: