University of Guelph

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar


X--Degree Programs

Molecular Biology and Genetics

Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, College of Biological Science.

The Specialized Honours B.Sc. program in Molecular Biology and Genetics is a broadly based program in genetics including related areas of cell and molecular biology. In consultation with the departmental advisor, students can choose a general program or can focus their courses in areas such as molecular biology and genetics, cell biology and genetics, developmental biology and genetics or agricultural genetics. The program qualifies students for postgraduate training in cell or molecular biology and genetics including clinical genetics and provides an excellent background for careers in biotechnology, toxicology and agriculture. For admission to this program students should have a minimum 70% average in the science subjects required in semesters 1 and 2.

Specialized Honours

Semester 1

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-104 General Chemistry I
One mathematics course from 63-100, 63-108, 63-120.
One physics course from 76-100, 76-107.
One Arts or Social Science elective.

Semester 2

One biological science course from 17-115, 65-100, 92-102.
19-105 General Chemistry II
76-101 Fundamental Laws of Physics
76-108 Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II
One of:
27-120 Introduction to Computing
27-150 Introduction to Programming
27-160 Foundations of Programming
27-170 Introduction to Computing and Information Sciences
One elective.

Semester 3

15-220 Introductory Cell Biology
19-258 Introductory Biochemistry
40-200 Introductory Genetics
One elective.

Semester 4

40-202 Introductory Molecular Biology
65-203 Microbial Growth
89-204 Statistics I
One of:
15-201 Ecology
15-311 Population Ecology
17-205 Plant Ecology
65-429 Microbial Ecology
One elective.

Semester 5

40-303 Cytogenetics
40-406 Transmission Genetics
40-307 Bacterial Genetics
40-409 Molecular Genetics
89-205 Statistics II
One of:
75-3941:2 Human Physiology
77-305 Mammalian Physiology
92-319 Comparative Animal Physiology
One elective.

Semester 6

17-230 Plant Physiology
65-326 Microbial Adaptation and Development
40-305 Human Genetics
40-404 Genetics and Molecular Biology of Development
40-425 Applied Molecular Genetics
40-426 DNA Replication and Environmental Mutagenesis
One of:
40-300 Population Genetics
40-306 Quantitative Genetics
40-462 Cell Biology of the Nucleus
One elective.

Semester 7

40-4501:2 Research Project in Molecular Biology and Genetics I
65-323 Immunology I
65-412 Virology
One of:
19-356 Structure and Function in Biochemistry
40-320 Genetics: Our Uncertain Heritage
40-435 Structure and Evolution of Macromolecules
One elective.

Semester 8

40-416 Plant Breeding
40-423 Animal Breeding and Genetics
40-4511:2 Research Project in Molecular Biology and Genetics II
Two electives.

Of the elective courses throughout the program, at least 4 must be from the Arts or Social Sciences.

1996-97 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.
Honours Programs

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