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 2.5 GPA and completed CHEM 112 for all Plans.

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Doing the Honours Degree: the Major vs the Specialization
All students will be Major until entering 4th year.

If your career plans include research (eg. graduate school), then the Specialization Plan is the plan 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 Specialzation students we can take in 4th year.