The table below includes only the discipline-specific courses. Please refer to the Academic Regulations for information on the Honours bachelor's with double major and the Honours bachelor's with major and minor.

Major in Biochemistry


Co-operative education is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

The extended French stream is available when taken as part of an honours degree.

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

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
PHY1322 Principles of Physics II 3
BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry 3
BIO2133 Genetics 3
CHM2120 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
6 course credits from:
BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function1 3
BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry 3
BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins1 3
BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry 3
BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology 3
BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control1 3
BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology 3
BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions2 3
BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry 3
BPS3101 Genomics1 3
BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology 3
CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis 3
1A maximum of 3 course credits may be selected amongst these courses. The course BCH4122 may not be available every year.
2This 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 optional course credits from either discipline at the same level or above.

Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 course elective credits offered by 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 so we may amend your Rabaska audit accordingly.