Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology with Thesis

The Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology with Thesis program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits with a minimum of 11.0 Chemistry and Biochemistry credits. Not more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level. All requirements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Notes 1-3):

Year 1
BI110, BI111, CH110, CH111, both MA100 and MA101 (or both MA102 and MA103);
PC131 (or PC141), PC132 (or PC142
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 4)

Year 2
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH225, CH250, CH261, CH262
1.0 program elective (refer to Note 5)

Year 3
CH327, CH350, CH351/BI346, CH354, CH355, CH356, CH357
ST231 (or ST230)
0.5 program elective credit (refer to note 5)

Year 4

CH332, CH390, CH450, CH452, CH459 (refer to Note 6)
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 4)

Additional Information
Program Regulations and Notes

  1. While the above schedule constitutes the recommended sequence satisfying program requirements, other sequences are possible. Many of the required courses have one or more prerequisites and students are advised to be cautious in departing from the recommended schedule. 
  2. Requirements for admission to this program include (i) completion of at least 14.0 credits in the Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology program with a minimum GPA of 5.00 in Chemistry and Biochemistry courses and an overall GPA of 5.00 and (ii) admission to CH490‡. Admission to CH490, and thus to the Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology with Thesis program is not guaranteed. It will depend on the number of available faculty supervisors with preference given to students with a Chemistry and Biochemistry GPA of at least 7.0. Students must apply for admission to CH490‡ through the Department of Chemistry. Contact the chair of the department for information on application procedures and deadlines. 
  3. Graduation from this program requires a minimum GPA of 5.0 in Chemistry and Biochemistry courses, an overall GPA of 5.0 and successful completion of CH490‡.
  4. Electives must include at least 1.0 credit from outside of the major discipline(s) of which 0.5 credit must be from a discipline outside of those offered by the Faculty of Science.
  5. Program electives (1.5 credits) must include 1.0 credit of BI and 0.5 credit of CH from the following list:
    CH213, CH215, CH301, CH302, CH303, CH360, CH419, CH432, CH433/HE433, CH440, CH453, BI402/CH454, CH455, CH456, CH458, CH495, BI226, BI236, BI276, BI338, BI374, BI393, BI402/CH454, BI476
  6. Students are encouraged to enroll in CH390 in Year 4 but are not required to do so and may replace CH390 with a 0.5 credit CH program elective.


Senate/Editorial Changes

Senate Academic Planning Committee Revisions April 1, 2019: CH457 deleted; effective September 1, 2019.