Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Biochemistry – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Plans of study for students who were admitted to a Biochemistry Plan after May 1, 2018
Subject:  Administered by the Department of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.
Plan:  Consists of 84.0 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, together with sufficient electives to total 120.0 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
B. Complete the following:
BIOL 102
BIOL 103
Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology
and Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems
C. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Fundamental Physics
General Physics
Introductory Physics
Basic Physics
D. Select 6.00 units from the following:6.00
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus
Differential and Integral Calculus I
and Differential and Integral Calculus II
E. Complete the following:
BCHM 218Molecular Biology3.00
F. Complete the following:
CHEM 211Main Group Chemistry3.00
CHEM 212Principles of Chemical Reactivity3.00
CHEM 222Methods of Structure Determination3.00
CHEM 223Organic Reactions3.00
G. Complete the following:
BIOL 243Introduction to Statistics3.00
H. Complete the following:
BCHM 313Physical Biochemistry3.00
BCHM 315Proteins and Enzymes3.00
BCHM 316Metabolism3.00
BCHM 317Introductory Biochemistry Laboratory6.00
I. Complete the following:
BCHM 410Protein Structure and Function3.00
BCHM 411Advanced Molecular Biology3.00
BCHM 421Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory I6.00
BCHM 422Advanced Biochem Lab II6.00
J. Complete the following:
BCHM 432
BCHM 442
The Molecular Basis of Cellular Function
and Seminars in Biochemistry
2. Option
A. BCHM_List_A3.00
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

3. Notes

A. Students who may wish later to change to a chemistry program should take one of PHYS 106 General Physics or PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics; students who may wish later to change to a physics program should take PHYS 104 Fundamental Physics.

B. Students wishing to take upper-year BIOL courses as electives should take BIOL 205 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics and BIOL 206 Evolutionary Genetics as electives.

C. Recommended to take a course from the BCHM_Labs Course List.

D. A maximum of 6.0 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan Requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Biochemistry Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Biochemistry Laboratory Courses
ANAT 309Functional Histology3.00
ANAT 312Functional Neuroanatomy3.00
ANAT 315The Human Musculoskeletal System3.00
ANAT 316The Human Visceral Systems3.00
BIOL 300Ecology3.00
BIOL 321Animal Behaviour3.00
BIOL 323Vertebrate Diversity and Evolution3.00
BIOL 335Limnology and Aquatic Ecology3.00
BIOL 403Experimental Techniques in Biology3.00
BIOL 404Techniques in Molecular Biology3.00
CHEM 397Experimental Chemistry6.00
CHEM 398Experimental Chemistry I3.00
CHEM 399Experimental Chemistry II3.00
LISC 390Integrated Life Science Laboratory I3.00
LISC 391Integrated Life Sciences Laboratory3.00
MICR 435Advanced Procaryotic Structure and Function3.00
PHGY 355Biomedical Respiratory Physiology3.00


BCHM 370Genetics and Genomics3.00
Excluding ANAT 270, BCHM 270,MICR 270, PHAR 370, PHGY 170: any course numbered 499
BCHM 410Protein Structure and Function3.00
BCHM 411Advanced Molecular Biology3.00
BCHM 432The Molecular Basis of Cellular Function3.00
BCHM 482Proteomics and Metabolomics3.00
BIOL 205Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3.00
BIOL 206Evolutionary Genetics3.00
BIOL 212Scientific Methods in Biology3.00
BIOM 300Modeling Techniques in Biology3.00
BMED 381Clinical Biochemistry3.00
BMED 470Principles of 'Omics'3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
MATH 221Vector Calculus3.00
MATH 225Ordinary Differential Equations3.00
MATH 228Complex Analysis3.00
MATH 272Applications of Numerical Methods3.00
MATH 339Evolutionary Game Theory3.00
PHYS 206Dynamics3.00
PHYS 216Introduction to Astrophysics3.00
PHYS 242Relativity and Quanta3.00
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
PSYC 235Abnormal Psychology6.00
PSYC 236Introdution to Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 251Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 271Brain and Behaviour I3.00
PSYC 323Laboratory in Attention3.00
PSYC 333Human Sexuality3.00
PSYC 353Atypical Development3.00
PSYC 355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 420Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 422Advanced Topics in Attention3.00
PSYC 470Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 471Behavioural Pharmacology3.00
PSYC 473Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders3.00