UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Undergraduate Research Courses

Students wishing to take the 48x courses must meet the requirements listed below and will be subject to the standard grading practices. Questions regarding course requirements should be directed to the Academic Advisor <chemadv@sfu.ca>.

Requirements


CHEM 481-5 Undergraduate Research

Min GPA: 2.67 (B-) average in upper level chemistry courses (including NUSC and MBB)
Coursework: Completed at least three of CHEM 316, CHEM 332, CHEM 336, CHEM 360, CHEM 366 and CHEM 380
Grading: Based on lab work, written report and a public oral presentation
NOTE:
 
Safety training is required and will be provided during the semester 
 

CHEM 482-3 Directed Study in Advanced Topics of Chemistry

Program: Chemistry Major or Honours
Min GPA: 2.67 (B-) average in upper level chemistry courses (including NUSC and MBB)
Coursework: Completed at least three of CHEM 316, CHEM 332, CHEM 336, CHEM 360, CHEM 366 and CHEM 380
Grading:
 
Based on lab work, written report and a public oral presentation
 

CHEM 483-5 Undergraduate Research II

Program: Chemistry Major or Honours
Min GPA: 2.67 (B-) average in upper level chemistry courses (including NUSC and MBB)
Coursework: Completed CHEM 481 and at least three of CHEM 316, CHEM 332, CHEM 336, CHEM 360, CHEM 366 and CHEM 380
Grading: Based on lab work, written report and a public oral presentation
NOTE:
 
Additional safety training may be required


CHEM 484-10 Two Semester Undergraduate Research in Chemistry

Program: Chemistry Major or Honours
Min GPA: 2.67 (B-) average in upper level chemistry courses (including NUSC and MBB)
Coursework: Completed at least three of CHEM 316, CHEM 332, CHEM 336, CHEM 360, CHEM 366 and CHEM 380
Grading: Based on lab work, an interim written report, a final thesis document and a public oral presentation
NOTE:
 
Safety training is required and will be provided during the first semester 
 

NUSC 482-3 Directed Study in Advanced Topics of Nuclear Science

Program: Nuclear Science Minor
Min GPA: 2.67 (B-) average in upper level nuclear science courses
Coursework: Completed at least three of NUSC 341, NUSC 342, NUSC 344 and NUSC 346
Grading:
 
Based on lab work, written report and a public oral presentation
 

Enrollment Procedure

  1. Students interested in any of the undergraduate research courses should email the Academic Advisor <chemadv@sfu.ca> before the last day of classes in the term prior to verify that they meet the minimum requirements.

  2. The student should select a suitable supervisor, decide on a topic, and generate a proposal with the help of the supervisor. Templates will be emailed to Chemistry Major and Honours students around week 8 of classes.

  3. Students should send their completed proposal to the Academic Advisor to be reviewed by the Undergraduate Studies Committee. Proposal submissions should be received no later than the last day of the examination period.

  4. The Academic Advisor will notify the student and supervisor of the decision of the Undergraduate Studies Committee. If approved, the Advisor will register the student in the course.