University of Guelph 1997-98 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, College of Physical & Engineering Science.

A 70% average in the science courses of semesters 1 and 2 is normally required for admission to semester 3 of this program.

Specialized Honours

+Semester 1

19-104 General Chemistry I
63-120 Calculus I
65-100 General Microbiology
76-100 An Introduction to Mechanics
*One Arts or Social Science elective.

+Semester 2

17-115 Introduction to Plant Biology
92-102 The Animal Kingdom
19-105 General Chemistry II
63-121 Calculus II
76-101 Fundamental Laws of Physics
*One elective.

+The MPC2 courses provide another route into Semester 3. MPC2 students should consult the Program counsellor concerning course selection for Semesters 1 and 2.

Semester 3

19-206 Structure and Bonding
19-240 Analytical Chemistry I
19-282 Thermodynamics and Kinetics
27-120 Introduction to Computing
27-150 Introduction to Programming

*One elective.

Semester 4

15-221 Introductory Cell Biology
19-207 Structure and Spectroscopy
19-258 Introductory Biochemistry
19-270 Organic Chemistry I
40-200 Introductory Genetics

Semester 5

19-345 Analytical II: Signal Processing and Spectroscopy
19-356 Structure and Function in Biochemistry
19-357 Analytical Biochemistry
19-375 Organic Chemistry II
*One elective.

Semester 6

19-454 Enzymology
40-202 Introductory Molecular Biology
89-204 Statistics I
One Physics course from:76-203, 76-204, 76-244, 76-246.
*One elective.

Semester 7

19-452 Metabolic Processes
One of 19-457, 19-490, 94-459.
One of 40-308, 40-409.
*Two electives.

Semester 8

19-455 Biochemistry and Structure of Macromolecules
19-458 Membrane Biochemistry
*Four electives.


One additional Chemistry or Biochemistry course at the 300 or 400 level must be taken at any time in the 6th to 8th semester.

*Selection of electives is subject to the following rules:

  1. A total of 4 courses must be in the Arts or Social Sciences
  2. Five approved science courses in an area of emphasis such as Biomedical Sciences, Biophysics, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Computing and Information Science, Food Science, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Plant Science or Toxicology. Lists of approved courses for each area of emphasis are available from the departmental advisor. Other areas of emphasis may be made available on request with permission from the dean of the College of Physical and Engineering Science.


Note: The recommended courses for semesters 1 to 8 and the total course requirements are the same as for the Honours Physical Science program.

A major in Biochemistry requires the following courses: 19-104, 19-105, 19-206, 19-240 or 19-248, 19-258, 19-270, 19-282, 19-356, 19-357, 19-375, 40-202, and 5 other courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the 300 or 400 level, including at least 2 from 19-452, 19-454, 19-455, 19-457, 19-458,19-463. The Physics requirement of the major in Biochemistry should be met by 76-100 and 76-101. A total of 4 Physical Science courses must be at the 400 level to meet the requirements of the B.Sc. Honours Physical Science program.


A minor in Biochemistry requires the following courses: 19-104, 19-105, 19-240 or 19-248, 19-282 or 19-288, 19-258, 19-356 or 19-357, two 400 level courses in Biochemistry and 2 other courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.

1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar
X--Degree Programs
Bachelor of Science - B.Sc.

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