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. Program cycles may be altered slightly to correlate with the timing of provincially mandated program reviews.
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.
Chair of the CSC Accreditation Committee:
University of Ottawa
Department of Chemistry