University of Guelph 2003-2004 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Molecular Biology and Genetics (MBG)

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

The B.Sc. program with a Major 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, cell biology, developmental biology, genetics, or agricultural genetics. The program qualifies students for postgraduate training in cell or molecular biology and genetics including clinical genetics and genetic counselling, and provides an excellent background for careers in biotechnology, toxicology, agriculture and medical research. Students will normally be admitted to this program in semester 3, but can be admitted at any time thereafter. For admission to this program students should have a minimum 70% average in the science subjects required in semesters 1 and 2.

Major (Honours Program)

A total of 20.00 credits is required to complete the Major.

Semester 1

BIOL*1030 [0.50] Biology I

CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I

0.50 elective or restricted elective

One of:

PHYS*1000 [0.50] An Introduction to Mechanics

PHYS*1070 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences I

One of:

MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I

MATH*1200 [0.50] Calculus I

Semester 2

BIOL*1040 [0.50] Biology II

CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II

0.50 elective or restricted elective

One of:

CIS*1200 [0.50] Introduction to Computing

CIS*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Programming

CIS*1650 [0.50] Programming I

One of:

PHYS*1010 [0.50] Introductory Electricity and Magnetism

PHYS*1080 [0.50] Introductory Physics for the Life Sciences II

Semester 3

BIOL*2210 [0.50] Introductory Cell Biology

CHEM*2580 [0.50] Introductory Biochemistry

MBG*2000 [0.50] Introductory Genetics

STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I

0.50 elective or restricted elective

Semester 4

MBG*2020 [0.50] Introductory Molecular Biology

MICR*2030 [0.50] Microbial Growth

STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II

1.00 elective or restricted elective

Semester 5

MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology I

1.75 electives or restricted electives

Semester 6

2.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 7*

MBG*4500 [1.00] Research Project in Molecular Biology and Genetics I

1.50 electives or restricted electives

Semester 8*

MBG*4510 [1.00] Research Project in Molecular Biology and Genetics II

1.50 electives or restricted electives

*instead of the 2 semester sequence of MBG*4500 / MBG*4510 students may choose to take MBG*4600 and 1.50 subject area electives

Note: Students are reminded that AT LEAST 2.00 credits in the subject area electives must be at the 4000 level in order to complete the major.

Restricted Electives

BIOL*2060 [0.50] Ecology

BIOL*3110 [0.50] Population Ecology

BOT*2050 [0.50] Plant Ecology

MICR*4290 [0.50] Microbial Ecology

BIOM*3100 [0.50] Mammalian Physiology I

BOT*3310 [0.50] Plant Physiology

HK*3940 [1.25] Human Physiology

ZOO*3200 [0.50] Comparative Animal Physiology I

MBG*3000 [0.50] Population Genetics

MBG*3050 [0.50] Human Genetics

MBG*3060 [0.50] Quantitative Genetics

MBG*3200 [0.50] Genetics: Our Uncertain Heritage

MBG*3360 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology II

MBG*4030 [0.50] Animal Breeding Methods

MBG*4080 [0.50] Molecular Genetics

MBG*4160 [0.50] Plant Breeding

MBG*4200 [0.50] Transmission Genetics

MBG*4240 [0.50] Applied Molecular Genetics

MBG*4270 [0.50] DNA Replication and Environmental Mutagenesis

MBG*4350 [0.50] Structural Molecular Biology

MBG*4620 [0.50] Molecular Cytogenetics

One of:

MBG*3070 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics

MBG*3080 [0.50] Bacterial Genetics

One of:

MBG*4040 [0.50] Genetics and Molecular Biology of Development

MBG*4070 [0.50] Genetics and Molecular Biology of Development

CHEM*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry

MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology I

MICR*4120 [0.50] Virology


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