Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology

The Honours BSc Biochemistry and Biotechnology program consists of a minimum of 20.0 credits with a minimum of 12.0 Chemistry and Biochemistry credits. Not more than 7.0 credits may be at the 100 level. All requirements are contained in the following recommended schedule (refer to Note 1):

Year 1
BI100*, CH110, CH111, PC131, PC132
MA110*, MA122
0.5 elective credit (refer to Note 5)

Year 2
BI230, BI223
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH220*, CH225, CH250
MA240

Year 3
BI273, BI341
CH213, CH327, CH350, CH351, CH352, CH353, CH354, CH355, CH356

Year 4
CH450, CH451, CH452, CH490*
1.0 credit from CH432, CH453, CH454, CH455, CH456, CH457, CH458
1.5 elective credits (refer to Note 5)

Additional Information
Regulations and Notes

  1. While the above schedule constitutes the recommended sequence satisfying program requirements, other sequences are possible. Many of the required courses have one or more prerequisites and students are advised to be cautious in departing from the recommended schedule.
  2. All required Mathematics and Physics courses must be completed by the end of Year 2.
  3. Progression into Year 2 requires a minimum GPA of 4.00 in each of CH110, CH111, BI100*, and an overall GPA of 4.00. Progression into Year 3 and Year 4, as well as graduation, requires a minimum GPA of 4.0 in Chemistry and Biochemistry courses and an overall GPA of 4.0.
  4. Progression into Year 3 and Year 4 in the Biochemistry and Biotechnology Honours BSc program requires that all prerequisites for the advanced courses be fulfilled by the end of Year 2.
  5. Non-Chemistry electives must include 0.5 credit from each of the Curriculum Divisions A and B.