Undergraduates: COVID impact on CHEM courses

update: March 18, 2023

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

Information regarding CHEM courses in Summer 2023 and Fall 2023.

The Department of Chemistry has returned to its normal operating procedure. 

a) courses with a lecture and laboratory component run with both components (CHEM 111, 121, 154, 203, 211). Students should create timetables that include both the lecture and the laboratory component and register for each component.

b) courses run with the expectation that students attend classes and write assessments in-person (students are expected to attend classes and course activities in person).

c)  the Department can offer lab-based courses CHEM 115 (S1,T1), 135 (S2,T2), 215 (T1,T2), 225 (T1) in terms when the “parent” course (CHEM 111, 121, 123, 211 or 203) is running.

These lab-based courses are only available for students who have previous credit for a corresponding lecture-only course (CHEM 110, 120, 130, 210 or 223).

Students in this situation can contact the Department through the web-based form on its Advising site:

d) CHEM 110, CHEM 120, CHEM 130, CHEM 210 and CHEM 223 will not be offered/available in Summer 2023, Fall 2023 or beyond.