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BSc Specialization in Biochemistry

The Order of Chemists of Québec has fully accredited the curriculum of the B.Sc. Specialization in Biochemistry. Upon satisfactory completion of this program, a graduate is eligible for membership in the Order. Students are responsible for satisfying their particular degree requirements. A working knowledge of French is required. (The Order of Chemists of Québec regulates the practice of both chemists and biochemists in Québec.)

The difference between the Honours program and the Specialization program is the higher performance level demanded in the Honours program (See Undergraduate Calendar Section 31.003) and the inclusion of the Research Project and Thesis (CHEM 450), which requires independent research work of the student and an oral defence of the thesis before the Department.

Course Requirements for the BSc Specialization in Biochemistry (69 Credits)
45 Credits Core Component for Chemistry

Common Core Courses

  • CHEM 217    Analytical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 218    Analytical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 221    Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 222    Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 324    Organic Chemistry III
  • CHEM 234    Physical Chemistry I
  • CHEM 235    Physical Chemistry II
  • CHEM 241    Inorganic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 271    Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 293    Spectroscopy and Structure of Organic Compounds

Additional Courses - Biochemistry Core

  • CHEM 375    Biochemistry II
  • BIOL 261     Molecular and General Genetics
  • BIOL 266     Cell Biology
  • BIOL 364     Cell Physiology
  • BIOL 368     Genetics and Cell Biology Lab
Credits Course
CHEM 312 Analytical Chemistry III
3 CHEM 325 Organic Chemistry IV
3 CHEM 335 Biophysical Chemistry
3 CHEM 477* Advanced Lab in Biochemistry
3 BIOL 367 Molecular Biology
3 BIOL 466* Advanced Lab in Molecular Biology
6 Credits** of 400 level courses in biochemistry (CHEM 47X or 498 when appropriate)

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* CHEM 477 or BIOL 466 plus a non-biochemistry program elective can be replaced by CHEM 419 or CHEM 450.

** Note: 3 Credits may be replaced when appropriate by a 400-level course in Chemistry or by a 400-level course in Cell & Molecular Biology.

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