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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

PROGRAMS

CHEMISTRY
Honours Chemistry
Honours Chemistry with Thesis
Chemistry Combined Honours Programs
Concurrent Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry (with thesis)/Bachelor of Education [no new admissions as of Fall 2014]
Concurrent Bachelor of Science (Honours) Chemistry/Bachelor of Education [no new admissions as of Fall 2014]
Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS): Chemistry
Minor in Chemistry


BIOCHEMISTRY
Honours Biochemistry
Honours Biochemistry with Thesis
Biology and Biochemistry (Health and Biomedical Stream)
Biochemistry Combined Honours Programs
Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS): Biochemistry
Minor in Biochemistry


CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY INTERNSHIP OPTION

Additional Information: Chemistry and Biochemistry Program Regulations
Preparation for Graduate and Professional Schools
GENERAL UNDERGRADUATE REGULATIONS



Honours Chemistry

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses

(a) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300, CHEM-3400, CHEM-3500, CHEM-3710, BIOC-2010 and five additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level. Of the five additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level, at least three of them must be drawn from CHEM-3310, CHEM-4308, CHEM-4350, CHEM-4400, CHEM-4410, CHEM-4450, CHEM-4500, CHEM-4510, CHEM-4660.
(b) MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410;
(c) MATH-1250 and a minimum of two additional courses from the following list: COMP-2067, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, PHYS-2200 or PHYS-2250;
(d) four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(e) nine courses from any area of study.

Note: An internship option is available.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1250, MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410.
Second Year: ten courses, including CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500 and CHEM-2510.
(Recommended: fulfill at least two requirements from (c) above).
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including BIOC-2010, CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300, CHEM-3400,CHEM-3500, CHEM-3710 and five additional Chemistry and Biochemistry courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level (see (a) above).

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.



Honours Chemistry with Thesis

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses

(a) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300, CHEM-3310, CHEM-3400, CHEM-3500, CHEM-3710, CHEM-4900, BIOC-2010 and two additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level. Of the two additional CHEM or BIOC courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level, at least one of them must be drawn from CHEM-4308, CHEM-4350, CHEM-4400, CHEM-4410, CHEM-4450, CHEM-4500, CHEM-4510, CHEM-4660.
(b) MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410;
(c) MATH-1250 and a minimum of two additional courses from the following list: COMP-2067, MATH-2780, MATH-2790, PHYS-2200 or PHYS-2250;
(d) Four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(e) Eight courses from any area of study, and CHEM-4007 is recommended.

Note: An internship option is available.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1250, MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400 and PHYS-1410.
Second Year: ten courses, including CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500 and CHEM-2510. (Recommended: fulfill at least two requirements from (c) above).
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including BIOC-2010, CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300, CHEM-3310, CHEM-3400, CHEM-3500, CHEM-3710, CHEM-4900, and three additional CHEM or BIOC courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level (see (a) above).

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Combined Honours Chemistry Programs
Programs combining Chemistry with another major will consist of the following:

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty.

(a) Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300 (or CHEM-3310), CHEM-3400, and BIOC-2010; plus two additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) Course requirements - Other Subject: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) MATH-1250, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410 and PHYS-2200;
(d) additional courses, if necessary, from any area of study to a total of forty courses.

Note: An internship option is available.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.

Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - Chemistry

Major Concentration: CHEM-2200; CHEM-2300; CHEM-2310; CHEM-2400; CHEM-2410; CHEM-2500; CHEM-2510; BIOC-2010; four of CHEM-3210, CHEM-3300, CHEM-3310, CHEM-3400, CHEM-3500, CHEM-3710

Minor Concentration: two of CHEM-2300, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2500; four of CHEM-2200 or, CHEM-2310 or, CHEM-3210 or, CHEM-2410 or, CHEM-2510 or, one pair of courses at the 3XXX-level. (or permission of instructor). (Additional requirements: CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730.)

Minor in Chemistry

The minor in Chemistry consist of six courses, including CHEM-1100 and CHEM-1110, plus four courses at the 200 level or above, one of which must be at the 3XXX level or above. All four courses at the 2XXX level and above must be in organic, inorganic, physical and/or analytical chemistry. Selected courses leading to the minor may not consist of anti-requisites to courses in the student's degree program. Students must also remember to select only courses, which may be otherwise counted for credit towards their degree programs. The following courses cannot be used towards the minor in Chemistry: BIOC-1303, BIOC-2015, CHEM-2003, CHEM-2305, CHEM-3305, CHEM-3315. An overall average of 67% or higher must be obtained, with no individual course having a grade lower than 60%.

Honours Biochemistry

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses

(a) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, CHEM-3210, BIOC-2010, BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-3581 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and four additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) BIOL-1101, BIOL-1111, BIOL-2111, BIOL-2131, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410 and STAT-2910;
(c) Four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(d) Seven courses from any area of study.

Note: An internship option is available.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Note: STAT-2910 can be taken anytime in second, third or fourth year.
First Year: ten courses, including BIOL-1101, BIOL-1111, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410 and two other courses.
Second Year: ten courses, including BIOL-2111, BIOL-2131, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, BIOC-2010 and one other course.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including CHEM-2200, CHEM-3210, BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-3581 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and four additional courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Honours Biochemistry with Thesis

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses.

(a) CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, CHEM-3210, BIOC-2010, BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-3581 (6-credit, 2 semester course), CHEM-4900 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and two additional CHEM or BIOC courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) BIOL-1101, BIOL-1111, BIOL-2111, BIOL-2131, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410 and STAT-2910;
(c) Four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(d) Six courses from any area of study, and CHEM-4007 is recommended.

Note: An internship option is available.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Note: STAT-2910 can be taken anytime in second, third or fourth year.
First Year: ten courses, including BIOL-1101, BIOL-1111, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, PHYS-1410 and two other courses.
Second Year: ten courses, including BIOL-2111, BIOL-2131, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510, BIOC-2010 and one other course.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including CHEM-2200, CHEM-3210, BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-3581 (6-credit, 2 semester course), CHEM-4900 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and two additional CHEM and BIOC courses at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirement (a), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Biology and Biochemistry (Health and Biomedical Stream)
(Refer to programs in Biology)


Combined Honours Biochemistry Programs
Programs combining Biochemistry with another major will consist of the following:

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty.

(a) Chemistry and Biochemistry: CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2310, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2410, CHEM-2500, CHEM-2510,CHEM-3210, BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-2010, and one additional course at the 3XXX or 4XXX level.
(b) Course requirements-Other Subject: courses used to calculate the major average in the other subject area, as prescribed by that area of study.
(c) BIOL-1101, BIOL-1111, BIOL-2111, BIOL-2131, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730, PHYS-1400, and PHYS-1410;
(d) additional courses, if necessary, from any area of study to a total of forty courses.

Note: An internship option is available.

Courses used to calculate the major average are: courses listed under requirements (a) and (b), and any courses taken in the major area(s) of study.


Major and Minor Concentrations - Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science (IAS) - Biochemistry

Major Concentration: CHEM-2200, CHEM-2300, CHEM-2400, CHEM-2500, BIOC-2010, five of BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-4030, BIOC-4050, BIOC-4XXX; plus BIOL-2111 and BIOL-2131. (additional requirements: CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101.)

Minor Concentration: CHEM-2300, BIOC-2010; four of BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, CHEM-2200, CHEM-2310. (additional requirements: BIOL-1111, BIOL-1101, CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, MATH-1760 or MATH-1720, MATH-1730)


Minor in Biochemistry

The minor in Biochemistry consists of seven courses, including CHEM-1100, CHEM-1110, CHEM-2300, and BIOC-2010, plus three courses at the 3XXX level or above. The courses at the 3XXX level or above must be chosen from BIOC-3100, BIOC-3110, BIOC-3130, BIOC-3310, BIOC-4010, BIOC-4020, BIOC-4030, and/or BIOC-4050. Selected courses leading to the minor may not consist of anti-requisites to courses in the student's degree program. Students must also remember to select only courses, which may be otherwise counted for credit towards their degree programs. The following courses cannot be used towards the minor in Biochemistry: BIOC-1303, BIOC-2015, CHEM-2003, CHEM-2305, CHEM-3305, CHEM-3315. An overall average of 67% or higher must be obtained, with no individual course having a grade lower than 60%.


Chemistry and Biochemistry Program Regulations

1) *The prerequisite for CHEM-4900 is a major average of 70% and a cumulative average of 70%.

2) Unless otherwise stated, students in Chemistry and Biochemistry must take the course with laboratory where two offerings differing only in the presence or absence of a laboratory component are listed. This regulation is effective beginning Fall 2010 for all Chemistry and Biochemistry courses counted towards the major requirements, regardless of the student's calendar.

Standing Required: For continuation in any Chemistry or Biochemistry program at the second level, a student must obtain a minimum of 60% in both Chemistry CHEM-1100 and CHEM-1110, or the equivalent. Students in Biochemistry also must obtain a minimum of 60% in both Biology BIOL-1101 and BIOL-1111. The Department offers three Honours programs which are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry: Honours Chemistry, Honours Chemistry and Physics, and Honours Biochemistry, as well as a program in Honours Biochemistry and Biotechnology.


Preparation for Graduate and Professional Schools
Courses are available to permit the student to become fully prepared for entry into medical, dental, and pharmacy schools, as well as graduate programs in the physical and life sciences. Students should determine as early as possible the specific requirements for graduate or professional schools and programs that they may wish to apply for after completing all or part of a Chemistry or Biochemistry program. Academic advisors are available. Since many graduate schools have language requirements, students who may subsequently choose to enter graduate school are strongly advised to consider a selection of courses which includes the prominent scientific languages, French and German.


INTERNSHIP OPTION (FOR CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY PROGRAMS)

Degree requirements: 2-4 internship courses over and above 40 course degrees in Chemistry and Biochemistry programs.

CHEM-3909 Internship I
CHEM-4908 Internship II


CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY: COURSES