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Honours program

The Honours program in Biochemistry combines the substantial background given by the Major program with a challenging opportunity to carry out laboratory research projects in the U3 year. These courses provide students with research experience under the supervision of a professor in the Department.

Honours students intending to pursue an MSc in Biochemistry may be interested in the BSc/MSc Track, which offers a streamlined path to a graduate degree.

Admission to the Honours Program

Admission to the Honours program will not be granted until U2. Students who wish to enter the Honours program in U2 should follow the U1 Major program. Those who satisfactorily complete the U1 Major program with a GPA of at least 3.20 and a mark of B- or better in every required course are eligible for admission to the Honours program.

Students seeking admission to the Honours program must obtain permission from the Student Affairs Officer by emailing christine [dot] laberge [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Christine Laberge) during the Add/Drop period in September of their second year.

Promotion to U3 year is based on satisfactory completion of U2 courses with a GPA of at least 3.20 and a B- in every required course. In borderline cases, the marks received in BIOC 311 and BIOC 312 will be of particular importance for continuation in the U3 Honours year.

For graduation in the Honours program, students must complete a minimum of 90 credits, pass all required courses with no grade less than B-, and achieve a CGPA of at least 3.20.

 

honours_program_-_prior_fall_2015.pdf

(ALL undergraduates who started prior to Fall 2015 must complete the following program requirements as indicated

in the above PDF)



(Undergraduates starting Fall 2015 will follow the NEW Program requirements as indicated below)

Honours Program - Total Credits - 73

U1 - 29 credits in total

Required Courses (23 credits)

*Note: Students with CEGEP-level credit for the equivalents of CHEM 212 and/or CHEM 222 (see Transfer credits for accepted equivalents) may not take these courses at McGill and should replace them with elective courses to satisfy the total credit requirement for their degree.

BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOC 220 Lab Meth in Biochem&Mol Biol 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 204 Physical Chem./Biol.Sci. 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Complementary Courses (6 credits)

6 credits from:

BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

U2 - 23 credits in total

Required Courses (20 credits)

ANAT 262 Intro Molecular &Cell Biol 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOC 320 Lab Meth in Biochem&Mol Biol 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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CHEM 214 Physical Chem./Biol. Sci. 2 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 302 Intro Organic Chemistry 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 362 Advanced Organic Chem Lab 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits from:

BIOL 309 Mathematical Models in Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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U3 - 21 credits in total

Required courses (15 credits)

BIOC 404 Biophysical Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOC 454 Nucleic Acids 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOC 462 Research Lab in Biochemistry 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Complementary Courses (6 credits)

At least 3 credits from:

*NOTE: BIOC470 is offered Winter 2016 Course Coordinator: Dr. Robert S. Kiss email: robert [dot] kiss [at] mcgill [dot] ca
BIOC 458 Membranes & Cellular Signaling 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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BIOC 470 Lipids&Lipoproteins in Disease 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOC 491 Independent Research 6 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOC 503 Immunochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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PSYT 455 Neurochemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

The remainder, if any, from:

BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

BIOL 303 Developmental Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 304 Evolution 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 313 Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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BIOL 314 Molecular Biology of Oncogenes 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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CHEM 287 Intro Analytical Chemistry 2 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 297 Intro Analytical Chem. Lab. 1 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 482 Organic Chem:Natural Products 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 502 Advanced Bio-Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 532 Structural Organic Chemistry 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 552 Physical Organic Chem 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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CHEM 572 Synthetic Organic Chem 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EXMD 502 Advanced Endocrinology 01 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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EXMD 503 Advanced Endocrinology 02 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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MIMM 214 Intro Immun: Elem of Immunity 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
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MIMM 324 Fundamental Virology 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHAR 300 Drug Action 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
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PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
    Offered in the:
  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer