UBC offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Chemistry.

  • For first-year: UBC CHEM 123 (Langara UBC CHEM 1120 & 1220) is the normal prerequisite for admission to Chemistry specializations. In addition, students applying for entrance to Chemistry specializations must have completed MATH 100 and MATH 101 (Langara MATH 1171 or 1173/1183 and MATH 1271 or 1273/1283)
  • For second-year: Students are required to have completed the equivalent of two one-semester introductory chemistry courses
  • For third-year: It is recommended that students taking UBC BIOL 201 should have completed a university-level biology course with cell biology content (e.g., UBC BIOL 200 = Langara BIOL 2415)

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

UBC Calendar
UBC Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests


First year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Communications Requirement 1

3

ENGL 1123, 1129 or SCIE 1113 or 1114

3

CHEM 121 & 123

8

CHEM 1120 & 1220

8

MATH 100 or 104

3

MATH 1153/1253 2 or 1171 or 1173/1183 or 1174

3-6

MATH 101 or 105

3

MATH 1271 or 1273/1283 or 1274

3-4

PHYS 100-level 3

6

PHYS 1101 or 1125 or 1225 3

4

Electives 4

3

Electives 4

0-4

 
Second year

UBC Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

CHEM 203 & 213 & 245

CHEM 208

CHEM 211

CHEM 218

 

8

3

4

3

All of:

CHEM 2316 & 2416

CHEM 2208

CHEM 2222

Unavailable

 

8

4

4

0

All of:

MATH 200

MATH 211

 

3

3

All of:

MATH 2371

Unavailable

 

3

0

Electives 4

6

Electives 4

6

 

Footnotes:

1 Of the 6 credits required to satisfy the Communication Requirement, 3 credits are specified in third year (UBC CHEM 300). The remaining 3 credits must be chosen from the list of acceptable courses, see Communication Requirement. ENGL credits beyond those needed to satisfy the Communication Requirement may be applied towards the Faculty of Science Arts Requirement

2 UBC MATH 110 (Langara MATH 1153 & 1253) may substitute for any of the specified differential calculus courses listed by decreasing the electives by 3 credits

3 Chosen from 100-level PHYS courses, excluding PHYS 100. PHYS 119 (Langara PHYS 1225) is recommended. Students without Physics 12 must take PHYS 100 (Langara PHYS 1118) before taking other 100-level PHYS courses

4 Electives must be selected to ensure that the Arts Requirement and Science Breadth Requirement are met. Students who do not have credit for Biology 11 or Biology 12 must take 3 credits of 100-level BIOL. 

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated March 2022