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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Science
December 18, 2014

Canadian Excellence

Program Requirements



In order to graduate from the PhD program in Biological and Chemical Sciences, students must meet the course requirements of the program:

  1. BH800: Perspectives in Biological and Chemical Sciences (elective) 0.5 credit
  2. BH810: Research Proposal and Qualifying Exam 0.5 credit
  3. BH820: Chemistry-Biology Interface Seminar 0.0 credit
  4. BH821: Research Seminar 0.5 credit
  5. BH890: Advanced Topics in Biological and Chemical Sciences (elective) 0.5 credit
  6. BH899: PhD Dissertation 6.0 credits

Typical Program Progression

Year Fall Winter Spring
Year 1
BH820, BH899,
1 or 2 0.5-credit elective courses, formalize the Dissertation Advisory Committee
BH820, BH899,
1 or 2 0.5-credit elective courses
BH899, CBI Symposium

Year 2
BH810, BH820, BH899, 1 or 2 0.5-credit elective courses BH820, BH899,1 or 2 0.5-credit elective courses BH899, CBI Symposium
Year 3 BH820, BH899 BH820, BH899 BH899, CBI Symposium
Year 4
BH820, BH899 BH820, BH821, BH899 BH899