Accreditation of Canadian Chemistry Programs

The CSC manages the accreditation of undergraduate chemistry programs nationally and abroad. This program maintains national standards of education and promotes the portability of the qualifications of graduates from such programs.

The CSC’s accreditation program provides a complete listing of both national and international undergraduate programs that have been accredited by the Society, guidelines for accreditation, and the opportunity for universities to submit an invitation to the CSC to accredit their programs.

CSC accredited programs: 

Programs are accredited for five years based on a review by the CSC’s accreditation board which includes a site visit by a team of chemists; this is termed “1st cycle.” Programs are then re-accredited for a second five-year period, termed “2nd cycle,” based on a reassessment by the CSC’s accreditation board. International accreditations require a site visit for this cycle also.

See the complete listing of accredited programs sorted by university. 

Getting accredited:

The department head at a Canadian or international university should fill out the CSC accreditation application form and contact the Chair of the Accreditation Committee to set up a site visit.

View CSC accreditation guidelines 

View CSC international accreditation guidelines 

Download the CSC accreditation application form for new undergraduate chemistry programs or those requiring a 1st cycle assessment 

Download the CSC re-accreditation application form for those already accredited undergraduate programs requiring  2nd cycle reassessments 

View the current CSC accreditation committee 

Chair of the CSC Accreditation Committee:
Mark Workentin
Western University
Department of Chemistry
London, Ont.