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BSc Honours in Biochemistry

Program Requirements

Honours in Biochemistry (72 credits)

45credits from the Core Component for Biochemistry

credits chosen from:

CHEM 477 Advanced Laboratory in Biochemistry (3.00)
BIOL 466 Advanced Techniques in Molecular Biology (3.00)


credits chosen from:

CHEM 312 Intermediate Analytical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry IV: Organic Structure and Stereochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 335 Biophysical Chemistry (3.00)
CHEM 450 Research Project and Thesis (6.00)
BIOL 367 Molecular Biology (3.00)


credits of 400-level courses in the Biochemistry area chosen from:

CHEM 470 Environmental Biochemistry (3.00)
CHEM 471 Enzyme Kinetics and Mechanism (3.00)
CHEM 472 Chemical Toxicology (3.00)
CHEM 474 Chemical Ecology (3.00)
CHEM 475 Protein Engineering and Design (3.00)
CHEM 476 Structure and Function of Biomembranes (3.00)
CHEM 481 Bioinorganic Chemistry (3.00)

Students may also choose CHEM 498 when appropriate.

Note: Three of these six credits may be replaced by a 400-level course in Chemistry or a 400-level course in Cell and Molecular Biology chosen from:

BIOL 443 Plant Molecular Genetics (3.00)
BIOL 461 Advanced Genetics (3.00)
BIOL 462 Immunology (3.00)
BIOL 463 Comparative Genomics and Genome Evolution (3.00)
BIOL 467 Advanced Cell Biology (3.00)
BIOL 468 Gene Structure (3.00)
BIOL 472 Virology (3.00)

Students may also choose BIOL 498 when appropriate.


  • Students seeking admission to the honours program may apply either for direct entry on the University application form or, once in the program, to the departmental honours advisor normally following the completion of 30 credits.
  • Students must meet the University regulations concerning the honours degree.
  • Honours students in second year and beyond are encouraged to attend departmental seminars.
  • Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements.

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