New Students

Incoming students for Fall 2022:

Welcome to the Department of Biochemistry!

Biochemistry Departmental Orientation 2022

Biochemistry Undergraduate Society (BUGS) Departmental Fair Presentation 2022

PDF icon BIOC Orientation - 2022

PDF icon u0_u1_intro_to_bugs_presentation.pdf

Registration and Program Information:

  • Start by carefully reviewing 1) the New Student information on the Faculty of Science website, 2) the registration information on the Accepted students page, and 3) the First Year website.
  • Next, review the program-specific information on our website. Most U1 students will follow the suggested registration plans found on the top right sidebar of this page and on the Biochemistry (BIOC) program pages.
  • Students with course exemptions from required program courses (i.e. CHEM 212, MATH 203, etc.) can choose to take a different program course in that space in the suggested program plans or take an elective/Minor program course.
  • U0 students who are interested in choosing BIOC as their program in U1 and U1 students who must complete Science Freshman Program requirements during their first year at McGill will want to take note of the program-specific information found on the SOUSA website when choosing their courses.
  • If you have questions about your advanced standing/courses exemptions, program selection options or general degree-planning, you can contact a Science advisor at SOUSA now at: newstudentadvising.science [at] mcgill.ca. All BSc students will be assigned a specific Science advisor by the end of June and you'll be able to find their name on the top left of your Unofficial Transcript in Minerva.
  • Read over our Registration page for information on how to navigate the registration process in Minerva.
  • If you still have questions about your BIOC program requirements for U1 after reviewing the information above, you can contact the zhannat.sakijanova [at] mcgill.ca (Zhannat Sakijanova).

Here is what your class schedule might look like as an U1:

FAll

 

Winter

 

Course

Credits

Course

Credits

BIOL 200 (Required)

3

BIOC 212 (Required)

3

CHEM 204 (Required)

3

BIOC 220 (Required)

3

CHEM 212 (Required)

4

BIOL 202 (Required)

3

PHGY 209 (Complementary)

3

CHEM 222 (Required)

4

* Elective

3

PHGY 210 (Complementary)

3

TOTAL

16

TOTAL

16

*Can take U2 Complementary Course


Important Notes:

  • Do your best to put together your schedule for both the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters using the information at the links above and register for as many classes as you can in both semesters when registration opens for you in June (registration dates can be found here).
  • You can make changes to your registration up until the Add/Drop deadline in each semester, so there is plenty of time to adjust your courses as needed over the summer and once you've had a chance to contact your Science advisor at SOUSA/program advisor and attend an online Orientation session.

 

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