Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2007/2008
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 6)

Year 2
BI223, BI230
CH202, CH203, CH212, CH225, CH250, CH261, CH262
MA240

Year 3
BI273, BI341
CH215, CH327, CH350, CH351°, CH352°, CH353, CH354, CH355, CH356

Year 4
CH390, CH450, CH451, CH452 (refer to Note 2)
1.5 credits from CH419, CH432, CH453, CH454, CH455, CH456, CH457, CH458, CH490‡ (refer to Note 2)
1.5 elective credits (refer to Note 6)

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. Students who are not planning to enroll in CH490‡ must enroll in CH390. Students who plan to enroll in CH490‡ are encouraged to enroll in CH390 but are not required to do so and may replace CH390 with a 0.5 CH credit from the following list: CH432, CH453, CH454, CH455, CH456, CH457, CH458.
  3. All required Mathematics and Physics courses must be completed by the end of Year 2.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Non-Chemistry electives must include 0.5 credit from each of the Curriculum Divisions A and B.

 

Senate/Editorial Changes

May 30, 2007: Senate approved changes to Year 2 and Year 3; effective Sept 1, 2007.