Honours BSc in Biochemistry with Option in Synthetic Biology


Co-operative education is available with this program.

The extended French stream is available with this program.

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
BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins 3
BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology 3
BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions1 3
BCH4932 Séminaire de Biochimie / Biochemistry Seminar2 3
3 course credits from:
BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology 3
CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis 3
6 course credits from:
BPS3101 Genomics 3
BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function 3
BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry 3
BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control 3
BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry 3
BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology 3
BCH4040 Projet de recherche - biochimie / Honours Research - Biochemistry3 9
3 course credits from:
BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory 3
BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences 3
Plus 6 optional course credits at the 3000 or 4000 level in science
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 may not be available every year.
2This course runs from September to April.
3BCH4040 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.

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 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.