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University of Calgary Calendar 2018-2019 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.2 Programs in Biochemistry
4.1.2 Programs in Biochemistry

Effective 2015, the BSc Honours in Biochemistry degree program has been 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.

See the Faculty of Science subsections on Enrolment Limitations in Section 3 Faculty Regulations and Program Details in Section 4.

Courses constituting the field of Biochemistry

1Students may apply a maximum of 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents) from independent project courses numbered 507, 528 and 530 towards their major field; of these 9 units (1.5 full-course equivalents), students are permitted a maximum of 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of independent project courses labelled as 507 offered by the Department of Biological Sciences.

2No more than 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) of such courses (approved by the Department prior to registering in the course) can be counted towards the major field.

Required Courses - Major Program

See also 3.4 Program Requirements, in particular, the regulations on the number of courses at the 200 level and above allowed in a program and on the List of Science-Equivalent Courses in Other Faculties (Table I).

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Biology 241, 243, 311, 331, 371

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biochemistry 393

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 351 and 353

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 311 and 315

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Biochemistry 401, 403, 431, and 471

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Chosen from Biochemistry 443, 543, 547, 551, 553, 555, 561, 575, 577 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from outside the Faculty of Science1

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options

1These 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) options are selected from faculties outside the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

Required Courses - Honours Program

See also Section 3.4 Program Requirements, in particular, the regulations on the number of courses at the 200 level and above allowed in a program and on the List of Science-Equivalent Courses in Other Faculties (Table I).

15 units (2.5 full-course equivalents) - Biology 241, 243, 311, 331, 371

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 201 or 211, and 203 or 213

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - One of Mathematics 249 or 265 or 275 and one of Mathematics 211 or 213 or 267 or 277

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Biochemistry 393

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 351

3 units (0.5 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 353 or 355

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Chemistry 311 and 315

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Biochemistry 401, 403, 431, and 471

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Chosen from Biochemistry 443, 543, 547, 551, 553, 555, 561, 575, 577 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411

12 units (2.0 full-course equivalents) - Options selected from courses offered by the Faculty of Science

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Biochemistry 530

18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) - Breadth Requirement: Options from outside the Faculty of Science1

6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) - Options

1These 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) options are selected from faculties outside the Faculty of Science (check Table I in 3.4 Program Requirements for ineligible courses). Of these 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents), at least 6 units (1.0 full-course equivalent) must be from the Faculty of Arts. Science 311 may be counted among the 18 units (3.0 full-course equivalents) from other faculties.

Suggested Program Sequence

Third Year

Biochemistry 401

Biochemistry 403

Biochemistry 431

Option from the Field1

Biochemistry 471

Option from the Field1

Science Option

Science Option

Non-science option

Non-science option

Fourth Year

 

Biochemistry 530 (for Honours), option (for Majors)

Biochemistry 530 (for Honours), option (for Majors)

Option from the Field1

Option from the Field1

Option from the Field1

Option from the Field1

Science Option

Science Option

Option

Option

1Choose from either Biochemistry 443, 543, 547, 551, 553, 555, 561, 575, 577 or Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411.