Courses & Programs

Courses & Programs

Incoming Biochemistry students enrolled in the Major and Honours programs must choose between three specializations: General, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Biochemistry Major Program

The Biochemistry Major program is a four-year program that requires 40 three-credit courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 120 course credits, plus associated laboratory courses, the number of lab courses required depending on the specialization selected. The 120 course credits are divided as follows: 66 core required course credits, 24 specialization course credits, 27 free elective credits and 3 humanities or social sciences elective credits.

Biochemistry Honours

The Biochemistry Honours program is a four-year program that requires 40 three-credit courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 120 course credits, plus associated laboratory courses, the number of lab courses required depending on the specialization selected. The 120 course credits are divided as follows: 75 core required course credits, 24 specialization course credits, 18 free elective credits and 3 humanities or social sciences elective credits.

Biochemistry Minor

The program requires 8 three-credit one-semester courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 24 course credits, plus credits for associated laboratory courses.