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


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Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. 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 Biochemistry with a Grade Point Average of at least 6.0 and completion of the following courses:

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.

Requirements for Students Who Enter the Program in September 2022 or Earlier


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

Maximum 9 units of project/thesis courses in Level 3

Maximum 18 units of project/thesis courses in Level 4

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


  • Completed prior to admission to the program

Level II: 30 Units


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:


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

9 units

from

  • the Biochemistry Course List (See Program Note 6 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

 

 

Requirements (Effective September 2023)


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

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

  • Electives

Winter 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:


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 (Effective September 2023)


 

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 3D00 

 

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WW0   

Work Term

SCIENCE 3WW0   

Level IV 30 units from Academic Levels III and IV

Work Term

SCIENCE 4WW0   

Level V

Work Term

SCIENCE 5WW0   

15 units from

Academic Level IV

 

 

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