Information for Students

BCHM-M-BSH BSc(Hons) Biochemistry- Major BCHM-M-BSH
BCHM-P BSc(Hons) Biochemistry - Specialization BCHM-P-BSH
BCHM-G-BSC BSc Biochemistry - General (Science) BCHM-G-BSC/BCHM-Z
BCHM-Z - Minor (Science) BCHM-G-BSC/BCHM-Z

To be put on the Acceptance List you are required to have:
Major or Specialization a minimum 2.9 GPA and have completed CHEM 112.
General or Minor a minimum 2.6 GPA and completed CHEM 112.

To be put on the Pending List you are required to have a minimum 2.3 GPA and completed CHEM 112 for all Plans.

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Doing the Honours Degree: the Major vs the Specialization

If your career plans include research (eg. graduate school), then the Specialization Plan is the for you as there is a heavy emphasis on laboratory work (BCHM 421 and BCHM 422).

If your career plans are more inclined towards an emphasis on using your biomedical training to pursue a non-research career involving other professional training (medical, dental, business, law or other postgraduate school), then the best program for you is the Major. The course requirements for the Major are less intense and are designed for the needs of the non-research biochemist; less core credits and more electives allows for the pursuit of additional electives which can thus be tailored to specific career needs. It is important to note that there are limits as to how many Major and Specialzation students we can have in each year.

Students wishing to change their stream may not be able to if the enrolment limit in that stream is already at its maximum capacity.