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Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op (B.Sc.)


Effective September 2022, this program will be renamed Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Specialization Co-op (B.Sc.). 

Students who enrolled prior to September 2022 will be given the choice to remain in Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op or transfer into Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics Research Specialization Co-op.

Admission


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, completion of Level II of the Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 and completion of the following courses:

Notes


  1. Admission is by selection, and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. (It is anticipated that a Grade Point Average of at least 8.0 will be required.) Information about this program and the selection procedure can be obtained from Science Career and Cooperation Education Office.
  2. BIOLOGY 2A03  is only available as a Winter Term offering and, therefore, completion in Level II (prior to admission to the Co-op program) is strongly recommended for students who intend to complete this course.

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program, which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in molecular biology and genetics related placements.
  2. Students must be registered full-time and take a full academic workload as prescribed by Level and 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. Students should seek academic advising for this program in the Department of Biology.
  5. Completion of BIOLOGY 2B03  and MOLBIOL 2C03  is required prior to admission to this program.
  6. STATS 2B03  is required for admission.
  7. Completion of MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B S  is required for this program. Students should consult the MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B S  Course Coordinator regarding supervision arrangements. Students are strongly encouraged to carry out their thesis in an academic lab.
  8. Students must take a minimum of 15 units from the Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op Course Lists I and II, at least 12 of these units must be from Course List I, and at least 3 of these units must be at Level IV.
  9. Six units from BIOLOGY 2A03 , 2D03 , 2F03  are required for admission, however, students are encouraged to complete each of these courses. When more than six units are completed, these will count toward the Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op Course List II program requirement.

Requirements


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

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


Completed prior to admission to the program

Level II: 30 Units


Level III


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

Fall Term: 15 units:


3 units

from

  • the Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op Course Lists I and II (See Program Notes 8 and 9 above.)
3 units

  • Electives

Winter Term:


Work Term

Spring/Summer Term:


Work Term

Level IV


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

Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


3 units

from

  • the Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op Course Lists I and II (See Program Note 8 above.)
12 units

9 units

  • Electives

Spring/Summer Term:


Work Term

Level V


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

Fall Term:


Work Term

Winter Term: 15 units:


9 units

from

  • the Molecular Biology and Genetics Co-op Course Lists I and II (See Program Note 8 above.)
6 units

  • Electives

Co-op Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

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

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Level IV

15 units from
Academic Level III

including

MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B S 

 

15 units from
Academic Level IV

including

MOLBIOL 4G12 A/B S 

 

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WT0  

Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WT0  

15 units from
Academic Level IV