B.Sc. Liberal program

This is the most flexible of departmental programs offered, providing students with a useful concentration in Biochemistry, while allowing them to pursue a minor in another speciality or to broaden their education in the sciences.

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Liberal Program - Core Science Component Biochemistry(47 Credits)

    Offered by:Biochemistry
    Degree:Bachelor of Science

Program Requirement:

U1 Required Courses (23 credits)

* Students with CEGEP-level credit for CHEM 212 and/or CHEM 222 should replace these courses with elective courses.


  • BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOC 220 Lab Meth in Biochem&Mol Biol 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 204 Physical Chem./Biol.Sci. 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 222 Intro Organic Chemistry 2 4 Credits*
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


U1 Complementary Courses** (6 credits)

** Complementary courses listed for U1 and U2 may be taken in later years if necessary to accommodate courses that must be taken in U1 and U2 as part of the breadth component of the program.
6 credits selected from:


  • BIOL 205 Biology of Organisms 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MIMM 211 Introductory Microbiology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHGY 209 Mammalian Physiology 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PHGY 210 Mammalian Physiology 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


U2 Required Courses (12 credits)


  • BIOC 311 Metabolic Biochemistry 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOC 312 Biochemistry of Macromolecules 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOC 320 Lab Meth in Biochem&Mol Biol 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 302 Intro Organic Chemistry 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


U2 Complementary Courses** (3 credits)

** Complementary courses listed for U1 and U2 may be taken in later years if necessary to accommodate courses that must be taken in U1 and U2 as part of the breadth component of the program.
3 credits selected from:


  • BIOL 373 Biometry 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 267 Introductory Chemical Analysis 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • CHEM 297 Intro Analytical Chem. Lab. 1 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • COMP 202 Foundations of Programming 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 203 Principles of Statistics 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • MATH 222 Calculus 3 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • PSYC 204 Intro to Psychological Stats 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer


U3 Complementary Courses (3 credits)

3 credits selected from:


  • BIOC 450 Protein Structure and Function 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • BIOC 454 Nucleic Acids 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer