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Honours Chemical Biology Co-op (B.Sc.)


Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, and completion of Level II Honours Chemical Biology with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0. (It is anticipated that a Grade Point Average of at least 9.5 will be required.)
Information about the program and the selection procedure may be obtained from Science Career and Cooperative Education.

Program Notes

  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms that must be spent in chemical biology-related placements.
  2. Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic workload as prescribed by Level and by Term.
  3. Students are required to complete SCIENCE 2C00  and SCIENCE 3C00  before the first work placement and are strongly recommended to complete SCIENCE 2C00  in Level II.
  4. There are Level II and III prerequisites for many Level III and IV courses. The prerequisites should be considered when choosing your Level II and III courses.
  5. 6 units from CHEMBIO 4A03 , 4OA3 , 4OB3  must be completed by the end of Level V.
  6. Certain Level III and IV courses are offered in alternate years. Students are advised to consider course offerings carefully in planning their course selection for Levels III and IV.
  7. Students are strongly advised not to take CHEMBIO 3L03  concurrent with CHEMBIO 4G03  or 4GG9 A/B .
  8. Students seeking admission to graduate school are strongly advised to complete CHEM 3AA3  and 6 units from CHEMBIO 4A03 , 4OA3 , 4OB3 . CHEMBIO 4GG9 A/B  is also strongly recommended and must be completed in Level IV.


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units

Completed prior to admission to the program

Level II: 30 Units

Completion of Level II Honours Chemical Biology program

Level III

Consists of academic studies (Fall Term), Co-op Work Term (Winter Term), and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level IV

Consists of academic studies (Fall and Winter Terms) and Co-op Work Term (Spring/Summer Term)

Level V

Consists of Co-op Work Term (Fall Term) and academic studies (Winter Term)

Fall Term:

Work Term

Winter Term: 15 units:

12-15 units

  • Electives (See Program Note 8 above.)

Co-op Program Chart



(September to December)


(January to April)


(May to August)

Level III 15 units from Academic
Level III SCIENCE 2C00  (if
not completed) and SCIENCE 3C00 

Work Term


Work Term


Level IV 15 units from Academic
Levels III & IV
15 units from Academic
Levels III & IV

Work Term


Level V

Work Term


15 units from Academic
Levels III & IV