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University of Calgary Calendar 2021-2022 Faculty of Science 4. Program Details 4.1 Biological Sciences 4.1.4 Programs in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology
4.1.4 Programs in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

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 Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

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.

2Applicability to the field depends upon the actual course content. Approval will have to be granted on an individual basis.

3No more than 6 units of Medical Science courses can be counted towards the Major Field; Medical Science courses other than those specifically listed here require approval prior to registering in the course.

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 Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 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 or Statistics 327

6 units - Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211 and Computer Science 219; or Computer Science 231 and 233; or Computer Science 235 and a senior Computer Science option

or

Geology 201 and 202

or

Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units - Biochemistry 393

3 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 343

6 units - Chemistry 351 and 353

3 units - Biochemistry 431 or 443

6 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411, 527

12 units - One of:

Cell Biology Emphasis: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 and three of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 413, 451, 461, 505, 511, 519, 523, 531, 561

or

Microbiology Emphasis: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 421, 443 and two of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 431, 451, 461, 523, 543, 545, 549, 563, Biology 435 (course substitutions permitted with consent of the Department)

6 units - Options from the Field of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

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.

12 units - Non-Major Field Requirement: Options that are not in the Field of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

18 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

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 Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 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 or Statistics 327

6 units - Computer Science 217 or Data Science 211, and Computer Science 219; or Computer Science 231 and 233; or 235 and a senior Computer Science option

or

Geology 201 and 202

or

Physics 211 or 221, and 223

3 units - Biochemistry 393

3 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 343

6 units - Chemistry 351 and 353

3 units - Biochemistry 431 or 443

6 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 411, 527

12 units - One of:

Cell Biology Emphasis: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 403 and three of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 413, 461, 505, 511, 519, 523, 531, 561

or

Microbiology Emphasis: Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 421, 443 and two of Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 431, 461, 523, 543, 545, 549, 563, Biology 435

3 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 451

3 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 507.95

6 units - Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology 530

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.

24 units - Options

Recommended Program Sequence for the BSc Honours in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology

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.