University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


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

Honours Program Major

The major will require the completion of at least 20.25 credits as indicated below:

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I
PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics
0.50 Arts or Social Science elective*

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
MATH*1210 [0.50] Calculus II
PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

0.50 elective*

Semester 3

CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics
0.50 elective*

Semester 4

CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology
BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology
0.50 elective*

Semester 5

CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM*3570 [0.50] Analytical Biochemistry
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 elective*

Semester 6

CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
CHEM*4540 [0.50] Enzymology
0.50 in Physics from PHYS*2030 or PHYS*2040
0.75 in Physics from PHYS*2440 or PHYS*2460
0.50 elective

Semesters 7 and 8

CHEM*3440 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation **
MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology I **
CHEM*4520 [0.50] Metabolic Processes
1.50 from (CHEM*4550, CHEM*4570,CHEM*4580, TOX*4590)
MBG*3080 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics
MBG*4080 [0.50] Molecular Genetics
0.50 credit in Chemistry or Biochemistry at the 3000 or 4000 level
1.50 electives*

*selection of electives is subject to the following rules:

  1. At least 1.00 in the program must be in the Arts and Social Sciences.
  2. It is recommended that the student choose an "Area of Focus" consisting of 2.50 credits which may be in subjects 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 focus are available from the departmental advisor.
  3. Students who lack a background in computer science are recommended to select CIS*1650 as 1 of their electives by the end of the second year.

**CHEM*4540 and at least one of MBG*3350 and CHEM*3460 is required

Honours Program Minor

A minor in Biochemistry consists of at least 5.00 credits in Chemistry and Biochemistry as follows:

Core courses:

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
1 of:
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2480 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry I
1 of:
CHEM*2820 [0.50] Thermodynamics and Kinetics
CHEM*2880 [0.50] Physical Chemistry
CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
CHEM*3570 [0.50] Analytical Biochemistry

Restricted Electives:

1.00 credit from courses in the CHEM*45XX series

1.00 credit at the 2000 level or above, offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

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Last revised: January 1999.