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Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.Sc.)


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Effective September 2022, all Honours Biochemistry programs are administered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. Level II students interested in applying to this program should see the Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.H.Sc.)  program in the Faculty of Health Sciences section of this Calendar.

Students who are currently enrolled in the Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.Sc.) are given the choice to remain in Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.Sc.) or transfer into Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.H.Sc.)  . Students who choose to remain in Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.Sc.) will graduate at a Faculty of Science convocation and students who transfer to Honours Biochemistry - Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op (B.H.Sc.)  will graduate at a Faculty of Health Sciences convocation.

Program Notes


  1. This is a five-level (year) co-op program which includes two eight-month work terms which must be spent in biochemistry 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 2D00  (or SCIENCE 2C00 ) prior to the Fall Term of Level III.  Students are required to complete SCIENCE 3D00  (or SCIENCE 3C00 ) before the first work placement. 
  4. Registration in an Honours Biochemistry program does not guarantee access to all courses. Some courses have program restrictions. There are Level II and III prerequisites for many Level III and IV courses. The prerequisites should be considered when choosing Level II and III courses.
  5. Completion of one of BIOCHEM 4F09 A/B , 4T15 A/B  or 4Z03  is required in Level IV.
  6. Both CHEMBIO 2A03  and 2P03  are highly recommended for students interested in pursuing an undergraduate thesis or graduate studies in biophysical chemistry.
  7. Students may take a maximum of 9 units of project/thesis courses in Level III. Students may take a maximum of 18 units of project/thesis courses in Level IV.

Requirements For Students Who Enter in September 2022 or Prior


120 units total (Levels I to V), 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

3 units

from

  • the Biochemistry Course List (See Program Notes 6 and 7 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:


9 units

from

  • the Biochemistry Course List (See Program Notes 6 and 7 above.)
3-6 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:


6 units

from

  • the Biochemistry Course List (See Program Note 6 above.)
3 units

  • Electives

Co-op Program Chart (For Students Who Enter in September 2022 or Prior)


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level III

15 units from
Academic Level III

and SCIENCE 3C00  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WT0  

Level IV 30 units from Academic Levels III and IV

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WT0  

Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WT0  

15 units from Academic
Level IV
 

 

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