Honours BSc in Biochemistry with Option in Microbiology and Immunology


Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2015-2016 calendars for the previous requirements.

3 optional course credits in English (ENG) at the 1000 or 2000 level
BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology 3
BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology 3
CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry 3
CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I 3
MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I 3
MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II 3
PHY1321 Principles of Physics I 3
3 course credits from:
PHY1322 Principles of Physics II 3
PHY2325 Physics in Biology 3
BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
BIO2133 Genetics 3
CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic Chemistry II 3
CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences 3
MAT2379 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
BCH3120 General Intermediary Metabolism 3
BCH3125 Protein Structure and Function 3
BCH3170 Molecular Biology 3
BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II 3
BCH3356 Molecular Biology Laboratory 3
BIO3124 General Microbiology 3
BIO3126 General Microbiology Laboratory 3
BIO3153 Cell Biology 3
BCH4932 Séminaire de Biochimie / Biochemistry Seminar1 3
MIC4124 Pathogenic Bacteriology 3
MIC4125 Immunology 3
MIC4126 Virology 3
BCH4040 Projet de recherche - biochimie / Honours Research - Biochemistry2 9
3 course credits from:
BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences 3
BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory 3
Plus 6 optional course credits at the 3000 and 4000 level in science
3 course credits from:
BPS3101 Genomics 3
BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function 3
BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins3 3
BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry 3
BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology 3
BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control 3
BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology 3
BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions3 3
BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry 3
BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology 3
CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis 3
9 elective course credits from the Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management
18 elective course credits
1This course runs from September to April.
2BCH4040 is highly recommended. A minimum CGPA of 6.5 or greater or a GPA of 6.5 or greater calculated from the two most recent years of full-time study in the Honours Biochemistry program (minimum of 54 credits including all compulsory all compulsory 3000 level courses) is required. This course runs from September to April.
3This course may not be available every year.

This message is intended for students registered in the Faculty of Science. If the components of your program of study require common compulsory courses, you will have to replace the credits as follows:

1) 1000-level courses must be replaced with elective course credits;

2) 2000-level courses and above must be replaced with courses from either discipline at the same level or above.

Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 elective course credits from the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Education, the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. Once you have decided on the replacement courses, please inform the Office of Undergraduate Programs of the Faculty of Science by email at infosci@uOttawa.ca so we may amend your Rabaska audit accordingly.