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University of Calgary Calendar 2022-2023 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.2 Programs in Biochemistry
4.1.2 Programs in Biochemistry

BSc Honours in Biochemistry degree program is accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry (CSC) for Canadian Chemistry programs. The CSC manages the accreditation of undergraduate chemistry programs nationally and abroad. This program maintains national standards of education and promotes the portability of the qualifications of graduates from such programs.

Courses constituting the field of Biochemistry

1Students may apply a maximum of 9 units from independent project courses numbered 507, 528 and 530 towards their major field; of these 9 units, students are permitted a maximum of 6 units of independent project courses labelled as 507 offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

2No more than 6 units of such courses (approved by the Department prior to registering in the course) can be counted towards the major field.

Required Courses - Major Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 48 units, to a maximum of 66 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Biochemistry while fulfilling the following requirements:

15 units - Biology 241, 243, 311, 331, 371

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211; and 203 or 213

6 units - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units - Physics 211 or 221; and 223

3 units - Biochemistry 393

12 units - Chemistry 311, 315, 351, 353

15 units - Biochemistry 411, 413, 431, 471, and Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411

15 units - Chosen from Biochemistry 443, 541, 543, 547, 551, 553, 555, 561, 575, 577 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 523

12 units - Options selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science

18 units - Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the courses from other faculties.

6 units - Non-Major Requirement: Options outside the Field of Biochemistry

6 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc in Biochemistry

There is a Recommended Course Sequence for this program. This sequence describes both the recommended order in which courses should be taken and the recommended course(s) in instances where multiple courses may fulfill a degree requirement. All possible courses that may fulfill degree requirements are found in the Required Courses listed above.

Taking courses in the order of the Recommended Course Sequence will ensure students can complete their program in a timely fashion. The time to complete a program may be lengthened if students choose to complete their requirements in an alternate order.

Required Courses - Honours Program

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 54 units, to a maximum of 78 units, in Courses Constituting the Field of Biochemistry while fulfilling the following requirements:

15 units - Biology 241, 243, 311, 331, 371

6 units - Chemistry 201 or 211; and 203 or 213

6 units - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275; and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units - Biochemistry 393

3 units - Chemistry 351

3 units - Chemistry 353 or 355

6 units - Chemistry 311 and 315

15 units - Biochemistry 411, 413, 431, 471, Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411

15 units - Chosen from Biochemistry 443, 541, 543, 547, 551, 553, 555, 561, 575, 577 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 523

12 units - Options selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science

6 units - Biochemistry 530

18 units - Breadth Requirement: Breadth Requirement: Options from faculties other than the Faculty of Science, excluding courses in Table I. Of these, at least 6 units must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the courses from other faculties.

6 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc Honours in Biochemistry

There is a Recommended Course Sequence for this program. This sequence describes both the recommended order in which courses should be taken and the recommended course(s) in instances where multiple courses may fulfill a degree requirement. All possible courses that may fulfill degree requirements are found in the Required Courses listed above.

Taking courses in the order of the Recommended Course Sequence will ensure students can complete their program in a timely fashion. The time to complete a program may be lengthened if students choose to complete their requirements in an alternate order.