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1st Year Course Comparison

First Year Chemistry Courses at the University of Toronto
You may choose betweeneitheror
First Year Course CHM151Y
The Molecular Science
CHM 135H
Chemistry - Physical Principles
CHM 136H
Introductory Organic Chemistry I
Strongly recommended for Physical Sciences programs, such as:
  • Biological Chemistry*
  • Chemical Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry*
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Synthetic and Catalytic Chemistry

* listed under Life Sciences

Biologically-Oriented Life Sciences and Health Sciences programs, such as:
  • Biochemistry
  • Human Biology
  • Immunology
  • Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • Pharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Pharmacology
  • ... and numerous others
Secondary School Preparation Chemistry SCH4U;
Mathematics MHF4U + MCV4U
Physics SPH4U recommended
Chemistry SCH4U;
Mathematics MHF4U + MCV4U
Co-requisites Required:
PHY (131H + 132H) / PHY (151H + 152H)
MAT (135H + 136H) / MAT 137Y / MAT 157Y
PHY (131H + 132H) / PHY (151H + 152H)
MAT (135H, 136H) / MAT 137Y / MAT 157Y, but may be required pre-requisite in 2nd year.


  1. MAT 235Y is recommended co-requisite of Physical Chemistry courses.
  2. Notation key:
    required either - choice between specified two courses;
    req/option - required, but alternate options possible; refer to Arts & Science Calendar for explanation.