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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY

PROGRAMS

CHEMISTRY
Honours Chemistry
Honours Chemistry with Thesis
Honours Chemistry and Physics
Honours Chemistry and Physics with Thesis
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]
Chemistry Combined Honours Programs
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

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) 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340, 59-350, 59-351 and five additional courses at the 300 or 400 level. Of the five additional courses at the 300 or 400 level, at least three of them must be drawn from 59-331, 59-431, 59-435, 59-440, 59-441, 59-445, 59-450, 59-451, 59-476.
(b) 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140 and 64-141;
(c) 62-120 and a minimum of two additional courses from the following list: 60-106, 62-215, 62-216, 64-220 or 64-222;
(d) four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(e) nine courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 62-120, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140 and 64-141.
Second Year: ten courses, including 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250 and 59-251.
(Recommended: fulfill at least two requirements from (c) above).
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-261, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340,59-350, 59-351 and five additional Chemistry and Biochemistry courses at the 300 or 400 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) 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340, 59-350, 59-351, 59-400, 59-410; and three additional courses at the 300 or 400 level. Of the three additional courses at the 300 or 400 level, at least two of them must be drawn from 59-331, 59-431, 59-435, 59-440, 59-441, 59-445, 59-450, 59-451, 59-476.
(b) 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140 and 64-141;
(c) 62-120 and a minimum of two additional courses from the following list: 60-106, 62-215, 62-216, 64-220 or 64-222;

(d) four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(e) eight courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 62-120, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140 and 64-141.
Second Year: ten courses, including 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250 and 59-251. (Recommended: fulfill at least two requirements from (c) above).
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-261, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340, 59-350, 59-351, 59-400, 59-410, and three additional Chemistry and Biochemistry courses at the 300 or 400 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 and Physics

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses

(a) Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340, 59-350; 59-441 or 59-445; 64-311; plus two additional courses at the 300 or 400 level.
(b) Physics: 64-140, 64-141, 64-151, 64-220, 64-222, 64-250, 64-320, and 64-323; plus one additional course at the 300 or 400 level.

Note: 64-310 may be taken in place of 59-340.

(c) 62-120, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 62-215, 62-216, and 62-318;
(d) two courses from Arts, Languages, or Social Sciences;
(e) six courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 62-120, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141, and 64-151.
Second Year: ten courses, including 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 62-215, 62-216, 64-220, and 64-222.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-220, 59-250, 59-251, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340 (or 64-310), 64-311, 59-350, 59-441 or 59-445, 62-318, 64-250, 64-320, 64-323; plus two additional Chemistry courses at the 300 or 400 level and one additional Physics course at the 300 or 400 level. Students interested in taking advanced physics courses in place of advanced chemistry courses, or vice versa, may do so with the permission of the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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.


Honours Chemistry and Physics with Thesis

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty courses

(a) Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340, 59-350; 59-441 or 59-445; 64-311; 59-410* or both 64-412* and 64-413 (research).
(b) Physics: 64-140, 64-141, 64-151, 64-220, 64-222, 64-250, 64-320, and 64-323; plus one additional course at the 300 or 400 level.

Note: 64-310 may be taken in place of 59-340.

(c) 62-120, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 62-215, 62-216, and 62-318;
(d) two courses from Arts, Languages, or Social Sciences;
(e) six courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
First Year: ten courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 62-120, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141, and 64-151.
Second Year: ten courses, including 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 62-215, 62-216, 64-220, and 64-222.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-220, 59-250, 59-251, 59-321, 59-330, 59-340 (or 64-310), 64-311, 59-350, 59-441 or 59-445, 62-318, 64-250, 64-320, 64-323, 59-410 or both 64-412 and 64-413. Students interested in taking advanced physics courses in place of advanced chemistry courses, or vice versa, may do so with the permission of the Undergraduate Coordinator in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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.


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

Degree Requirements:

Total courses: forty.

(a) Chemistry and Biochemistry: 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-330 (or 59-331), and 59-340; plus two additional courses at the 300 or 400 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) 62-120, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141 and 64-220;
(d) additional courses, if necessary, from any area of study to a total of forty courses.

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: 59-220; 59-230; 59-235; 59-240; 59-241; 59-250; 59-251; 59-261; four of 59-321, 59-330, 59-331, 59-340, 59-350, 59-351, 59-4xx. (Additional requirements: 59-140, 59-141, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141.)

Minor Concentration: two of 59-230, 59-240, 59-250; four of 59-220 or, 59-321 or, 59-235 or, 59-241 or, 59-251 or, 59-3x0 and 59-3x1 (i.e., one pair of courses at the 300-level) (or permission of instructor). (Additional requirements: 59-140, 59-141, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141.)

Minor in Chemistry

The minor in Chemistry consist of six courses, including 59-140 and 59-141, plus four courses at the 200 level or above, one of which must be at the 300 level or above. All four courses at the 200 level and above must be in organic (x3x), inorganic (x5x), physical (x4x) and/or analytical (x2x) 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: 59-201, 59-191, 59-232, 59-263, 59-332, 59-333. 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) 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-380 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and four additional courses at the 300 or 400 level.
(b) 55-140, 55-141, 55-211, 55-213, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141 and 65-205;
(c) Four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(d) Seven courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Note: 65-205 can be taken anytime in second, third or fourth year.
First Year: ten courses, including 55-140, 55-141, 59-140, 59-141, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141 and two other courses.
Second Year: ten courses, including 55-211, 55-213, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261 and one other course.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-220, 59-321, 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-380 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and four additional courses at the 300 or 400 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) 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-380 (6-credit, 2 semester course), 59-400, 59-410 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and two additional courses at the 300 or 400 level.
(b) 55-140, 55-141, 55-211, 55-213, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141 and 65-205;
(c) Four courses from Arts, Languages or Social Sciences;
(d) Six courses from any area of study.

RECOMMENDED COURSE SEQUENCE
Note: 65-205 can be taken anytime in second, third or fourth year.
First Year: ten courses, including 55-140, 55-141, 59-140, 59-141, 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, 64-141 and two other courses.
Second Year: ten courses, including 55-211, 55-213, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261 and one other course.
Third and Fourth Years: twenty courses, including 59-220, 59-321, 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-380 (6-credit, 2 semester course), 59-400, 59-410 (6-credit, 2 semester course) and two additional courses at the 300 or 400 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: 59-140, 59-141, 59-220, 59-230, 59-235, 59-240, 59-241, 59-250, 59-251, 59-261, 59-321, 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, and one additional course at the 300 or 400 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) 55-140, 55-141, 55-211, 55-213, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141, 64-140, and 64-141;
(d) additional courses, if necessary, from any area of study to a total of forty courses.

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: 59-220, 59-230, 59-240, 59-250, 59-261, five of 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-464, 59-466, 59-4xx; plus 55-211 and 55-213. (additional requirements: 59-140, 59-141, 55-140, 55-141.)

Minor Concentration: 59-230, 59-261; four of 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-220, 59-235. (additional requirements: 55-140, 55-141, 59-140, 59-141, 62-139 or 62-140, 62-141)


Minor in Biochemistry

The minor in Biochemistry consists of seven courses, including 59-140, 59-141, 59-230, and 59-261, plus three courses at the 300 level or above. The courses at the 300 level or above must be chosen from 59-362, 59-363, 59-365, 59-391, 59-464, 59-466, 59-469 and/or 59-480. 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: 59-201, 59-191, 59-232, 59-263, 59-332, 59-333. 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 59-410 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 59-140 and 59-141, or the equivalent. Students in Biochemistry also must obtain a minimum of 60% in both Biology 55-140 and 55-141. 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.


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