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Honours Chemical Biology (B.Sc.)

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Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes

  1. Students are encouraged to seek academic advising from the Departmental Undergraduate Advisor (email advisor@chemistry.mcmaster.ca).
  2. In some cases there are Level II and III prerequisites for Level III and IV courses. The prerequisites should be considered when choosing your Level II and III courses.
  3. 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.
  4. Students are strongly advised not to take CHEMBIO 3L03  concurrent with CHEMBIO 4G12 A/B  .
  5. Students seeking admission to graduate school are strongly advised to complete CHEMBIO 3AA3  (or CHEM 3AA3 ) and 6 units from CHEMBIO 4A03 , 4OA3 , 4OB3 . Completion of CHEMBIO 4G12 A/B  is also strongly recommended.
  6. One of CHEMBIO 3EP3 A/B S , or 3RP3  may be completed to satisfy units toward the Level III Chemical Biology or Chemistry requirement.
  7. BIOCHEM 3G03  must be completed in Level II. The combination of both BIOCHEM 2B03  and 2BB3  may substitute for BIOCHEM 3G03  and, when completed, will reduce the elective requirement by three units. 


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

Level I: 30 Units

30 units

(See Admission above.)

Level II: 30 Units

Levels III and IV: 60 Units

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