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Undergraduates: COVID impact on CHEM courses

update: Aug 25, 2021 (new content is in blue)

This is a message for undergraduate students who are taking or are planning to take Chemistry courses at UBC Vancouver.

1. Mask Mandate. Students who attend in-person lectures or in-person laboratories within the Department of Chemistry are required to wear a mask while in an indoor setting.

2. Year 2 Courses with Labs. Students without the correct Year 1 prerequisites (CHEM 121 (4), CHEM 123 (4); CHEM 115 (1), CHEM 135 (1)) will not be able to take Year 2 CHEM courses with a laboratory component: CHEM 203, CHEM 211, CHEM 235. There are no exceptions to this. 

Students who do not have their Year 1 lab prerequisites can take CHEM 115 (1) then CHEM 135 (1) during Fall Term 1 and Fall Term 2. 

The Department will offer CHEM 211 lab/215 (1), CHEM 225 (1), CHEM 245 (1) in Summer 2022 for CHEM/BIOC-spec students who need these courses for their academic progression. Students are expected to have completed the Year 1 prerequisites. 

CHEM 235 will be offered in Summer 2022.

3. New Courses – Lectures and Laboratory Courses Were Split During the Coronavirus Epidemic.

Course (Credit)

Lecture Course (Credit)

Lab Course (Credit)

CHEM 111 (4)

CHEM 110 (3)

CHEM 115 (1)

CHEM 121 (4)

CHEM 120 (3)

CHEM 115 (1)

CHEM 123 (4)

CHEM 130 (3)

CHEM 135 (1)

CHEM 203 (4)

CHEM 223 (3)

CHEM 225 (1)

CHEM 211 (4)

CHEM 210 (3)

CHEM 215 (1)

The new courses were responses to the Covid-19 emergency. The Department plans to resume its non-emergency curriculum--CHEM 111, 121, 123, 203, 211--when the Provincial government and UBC determines that it is safe to do so. It will commit to run the 1 credit lab courses for students to catch up with their programs.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.