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M.Sc. in Chemistry (Chemical Biology option) (45 credits)

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Required courses (5 credits)



The curriculum of the Chemical Biology Option is structured so that in completing the Option, students also complete the course requirements for the regular graduate programs in their home departments. For this reason, program requirements are listed separately below for each department, even though the 'core' content in Chemical Biology (9 lecture credits plus 2 or 4 seminar credits for each program) is the same for each.

See course requirements for the Chemical Biology option:

How to apply to the Chemical Biology option

How do I apply to the program?

The Chemical Biology Option is offered by three departments: Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Pharmacology and Therapeutics.

Students wishing to enroll in the program must apply directly for admission to graduate studies in one of these three departments (Biochemistry, Chemistry, Pharmacology).

The history of biochemistry at McGill

2007 marks one century of Biochemistry taught at McGill. In the year 1907, Dr Robert F. Ruttan was appointed the first Professor of Biochemistry!! This is certainly a reason to celebrate!

This Article is an abridged version entitled "A Sixty-Year Evolution of Biochemistry at McGill University", Scientia Canadensis, V. 27 (2003) pp. 27-84 published by Rose Johnstone, Professor Emeritus, McGill Gilman Cheney Chair in Biochemistry.

Undergraduate Studies

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