Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits with a minimum of 11.0 Chemistry and Biochemistry credits. Not more than 6.5 credits may be at the 100 level. All requirements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Notes 1-6):

Year 1
BI110, BI111, CH130, CH131, both MA100 and MA101 (or both MA102 and MA103);
PC131 (or PC141), PC132 (or PC142)
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 5)

Year 2
CH206, CH207, CH212, CH225, CH250, CH261, CH262
0.5 elective (refer to Note 5)

Year 3
CH327, CH350, CH354, CH355, CH356, CH357
ST231 (or ST230)
0.5 elective credit (refer to Note 5)
0.5 program elective credit (refer to Note 6)

Year 4
CH332, CH390, CH450, CH452*, CH459
1.0 program elective credit (refer to Note 6)
1.0 elective credit (refer to Note 5)

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. All required Mathematics and Physics courses must be completed by the end of Year 2.
  3. Progression into Year 2 requires a minimum GPA of 5.00 in CH130, CH131, BI110, and BI111, and an overall GPA of 4.00. Progression into subsequent years requires a minimum overall GPA of 4.00. Graduation requires a minimum GPA of 5.00 in Chemistry and Biochemistry courses, and a minimum overall GPA of 5.00. Students who would like to switch into this program after Year 1, but who completed CH110/111 or CH120/121, must consult with the undergraduate advisor for the Chemistry and Biochemistry Department on a progression pathway and earning credit for CH130 and CH131.
  4. Progression into Year 3 and Year 4 in the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Honours BSc program requires that all prerequisites for the advanced courses be fulfilled by the end of Year 2.
  5. 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.
  6. Program electives (1.5 credit) must be from the following list:
    CH213, CH215, CH301, CH302, CH303, CH340, CH358, CH360, CH419, CH432, CH433/HE433, CH440, CH453, BI326/CH454, CH456, CH458, CH480, CH495, BI236, BI276, BI336, BI374, BI393, BI441, BI476