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Biochemistry

Institute of Biochemistry
(Faculty of Science)
209 H. H. J. Nesbitt Bldg.
613-520-2478
carleton.ca/biochem

This section presents the requirements for the B.Sc. programs in:

Requirements for the program Biochemistry and Biotechnology are presented in the Biotechnology program section of this Calendar.

Co-operative Education Option is available (see the Co-operative Education section of this Calendar).

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University , and the Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree),
  2. the Faculty regulations applying to all B.Sc. students including those relating to Science Continuation and Breadth requirements (see the Academic Regulations for the Bachelor of Science ).

Students should consult with the Institute when planning their program and selecting courses.

Course Categories for Biochemistry

The program descriptions below make use of the following course categories that are defined in the Faculty of Science Regulations section of this Calendar.

  • Approved Arts or Social Sciences
  • Free Electives
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Program Requirements

Biochemistry
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (13.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, BIOL 2104, BIOL 3104;
  2. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2001 or BIOL 2002;
  3. 0.5 credit from BIOL 3205 or BIOL 3305;
  4. 1.0 credit from: BIOL 2303, BIOL 3201, BIOL 3205, BIOL 3303, BIOL 3305, BIOL 3501, BIOL 4008, BIOL 4102, BIOL 4103, BIOL 4104, BIOL 4106, BIOL 4109, BIOL 4200, BIOL 4201, BIOL 4202, BIOL 4209, BIOL 4300, BIOL 4301, BIOL 4306, BIOL 4400;
  5. 3.5 credits in: CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103 or BIOC 2300, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2204, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501;
  6. 1.0 credit from: CHEM 3201, CHEM 3202, CHEM 3205;
  7. 3.5 credits in: BIOC 2200, BIOC 3006 [1.0], BIOC 3101, BIOC 3102, BIOC 3202; BIOC 4001;
  8. 0.5 credit from: BIOC 3008, BIOC 4004, BIOC 4005, BIOC 4007, BIOC 4009, BIOC 4200, BIOC 4201, BIOC 4202, BIOC 4203, BIOC 4204, BIOC 4400, BIOC 4708;
  9. 1.0 credit in BIOC 4906 [1.0] or BIOC 4907 [1.0] or BIOC 4908 [1.0];
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (6.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008) or (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004);
  2. 1.5 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, and STAT 2507;
  3. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  4. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 1.5 credits from: BIOC courses listed in but not used to fulfil Item 8 above, one of (BIOC 2400, BIOC 3400 or BIOC 4901), BIOC  4008; BIOL courses listed in but not used to fulfil Item 4 above; CHEM courses listed in but not used to fulfil Item 6 above; CHEM 3100, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3504, CHEM 3700, CHEM 3800, CHEM 4202, CHEM 4203, CHEM 4406, PHYS 2202, PHYS 2604, MATH 2007, MATH 2008, MATH 2107, COMP 1002;
  6. 0.5 credit in free electives.
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Computational Biochemistry
B.Sc. Honours (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits Included in the Major (13.5 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, BIOL 2104, BIOL 3104;
  2. 3.0 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103 or BIOC 2300, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501;
  3. 0.5 credit in CHEM 2204 or CHEM 2206;
  4. 4.0 credits in: BIOC 2200, BIOC 3006 [1.0], BIOC 3101, BIOC 3102, BIOC 3202, BIOC 3008, BIOC 4008;
  5. 1.5 credits in COMP 1002, COMP 1005, COMP 1006;
  6. 1.5 credits in MATH 2800, BIOL 3604, MATH 3800, BIOC 2400, BIOC 3400, BIOC 4202;
  7. 1.0 credit in BIOC 4906 [1.0] or BIOC 4908 [1.0];
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major (6.5 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit in PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008, or PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004;
  2. 2.0 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, MATH 2007 and STAT 2507;
  3. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  4. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 1.0 credit in COMP 2002, and COMP at the 2000-level or above;
  6. 0.5 credit in free electives.
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Biochemistry
B.Sc. Major (20.0 credits)

  1. Credits included in the Major CGPA (12.0 credits):
  1. 2.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, BIOL 2104, BIOL 3104;
  2. 0.5 credit from BIOL 2001 or BIOL 2002;
  3. 0.5 credit from BIOL 3205 or BIOL 3305;
  4. 1.0 credit from: BIOL 2303, BIOL 3201, BIOL 3205, BIOL 3303, BIOL 3305, BIOL 3501, BIOL 4008, BIOL 4102, BIOL 4103, BIOL 4104, BIOL 4106, BIOL 4109, BIOL 4200, BIOL 4201, BIOL 4202, BIOL 4209, BIOL 4300, BIOL 4301, BIOL 4306, BIOL 4400;
  5. 2.5 credits in: BIOC 2200, BIOC 3006 [1.0], BIOC 3101, BIOC 3102;
  6. 1.0 credit from: BIOC 3008, BIOC 3202, BIOC at the 4000-level;
  7. 4.0 credits from: CHEM 1000 [1.0], CHEM 2103 or BIOC 2300, CHEM 2203, CHEM 2204, CHEM 2303, CHEM 2501, CHEM 3201;
  8. 0.5 credit from CHEM 3202 or CHEM 3205;
  1. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (8.0 credits):
  1. 1.0 credit from (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008) or (PHYS 1003 and PHYS 1004);
  2. 1.5 credits in MATH 1007, MATH 1107, and STAT 2507;
  3. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or an Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  4. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences;
  5. 3.0 credits from: biochemistry courses listed in but not used to fulfil Item 6 above, BIOC 4901, biology courses listed in but not used to fulfil Item 4 above, CHEM 3100, CHEM 3101, CHEM 3102, CHEM 3202, CHEM 3205, CHEM 3504, CHEM 3700, CHEM 3800, CHEM 4202, CHEM 4203, PHYS 2202, PHYS 2604, MATH 2007, MATH 2008, MATH 2107, STAT 2507, COMP 1007;
  6. 0.5 credit in free electives.
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