X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (Co-op) (BPCH:C)

Department of Chemistry, College of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry is a four and a half year program, including four work terms. Students must complete a Fall, Winter and Summer work term, and must follow the academic work schedule as outlined below (also found on the Co-operative Education website: https://www.recruitguelph.ca/cecs/). Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to adjusting this schedule.

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2

COOP*1100

Off
2 Academic Semester 3

COOP*1000 Work Term I

Academic Semester 4

3 Academic Semester 5 Academic Semester 6 COOP*2000 Work Term II
4 COOP*3000 Work Term III Academic Semester 7 COOP*4000 Work Term IV
5 Academic Semester 8 N/A N/A

To be eligible to continue in the Co-op program, students must meet a minimum 70% cumulative average requirement after second semester, as well as meet all work term requirements. Please refer to the Co-operative Education program policy with respect to work term performance grading, work term report grading and program completion requirements.

For additional program information students should consult with their Co-op Co-ordinator and Co-op Faculty Advisor, listed on the Co-operative Education web site.

Credit Summary (21.50 Total Credits)*

4.00 - First year science credits

6.00 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

5.50 - Restricted electives (#1 and #2 in restricted electives list)

0.50 - Approved Science electives

1.00 - Liberal Education electives

3.00 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students. (could be less if restricted electives do not count as science)

1.50 - Co-op Work Terms

Of the total credits required, students are required to complete 16.00 credits in science of which a minimum of 2.00 credits must be at the 4000 level and an additional 4.00 credits must be at the 3000 or 4000 level.

Note: A minimum of three Co-op work terms including a Summer, Fall, and Winter are necessary to complete the Co-op requirement. *A fourth Co-op work term is optional and if completed, the total number of credits will equal 22.00.

The recommended program sequence is outlined below.

Major (Honours Program)

Semester 1 - Fall
BIOL*1090 [0.50] Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
CHEM*1040 [0.50] General Chemistry I
IPS*1500 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics I
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Students who are lacking one 4U /grade 12 course in Biology, Chemistry or Physics must take the equivalent introductory course in first semester. The required first-year science courses in that subject should be completed according to the revised schedule of studies available at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2 - Winter
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
IPS*1510 [1.00] Integrated Mathematics and Physics II
One of
BIOL*1070 [0.50] Discovering Biodiversity
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 3 - Fall
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
CHEM*2060 [0.50] Structure and Bonding
CHEM*2400 [0.75] Analytical Chemistry I
CHEM*2880 [0.50] Physical Chemistry
electives or restricted electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits in this semester*
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Semester 4 - Summer
CHEM*2070 [0.50] Structure and Spectroscopy
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 electives or restricted electives *
Semester 5 - Fall
BIOC*3570 [0.75] Analytical Biochemistry
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
One of:
CHEM*3640 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements I **
0.50 electives or restricted electives *
electives or restricted electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits in this semester*
** CHEM*3640 is a prerequisite for CHEM*3650
Semester 6 - Winter

Select either Option A or Option B

Option A (at Guelph)
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
CHEM*3650 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements II
CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
1.00 electives or restricted electives *
Option B (at Seneca)

2.50 credits from:

XSEN*3030 [0.50] Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
XSEN*3040 [0.50] Occupational Health and Chemistry
XSEN*3060 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced
XSEN*3070 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Product Formulations
XSEN*3090 [0.50] Biopharmaceuticals
XSEN*3200 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
XSEN*3210 [0.50] Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
Note: All XSEN courses are taught at the Seneca@York campus of Seneca College in Toronto.
Summer Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Fall Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Semester 7 - Winter
2.50 electives or restricted electives *
Summer Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 8 - Fall
One of:
CHEM*4730 [0.50] Synthetic Organic Chemistry
CHEM*4740 [0.50] Topics in Bio-Organic Chemistry
2.00 electives or restricted electives *
* Restricted Electives

**Students are advised to pay particular attention to pre-requisite requirements when choosing individual courses, and seek advice as needed.

  1. 1.00 credits from the following:

    MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
    MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
    MICR*2430 [0.50] Methods in Microbial Culture and Physiology
  2. A minimum of 1.50 credits at the 4000 level and 2.50 credits at the 3000/4000 level from the following list:

    BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
    BIOC*4050 [0.50] Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure **
    BIOC*4520 [0.50] Metabolic Processes
    BIOC*4540 [0.75] Enzymology **
    BIOC*4580 [0.50] Membrane Biochemistry
    BIOM*3090 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology **
    BIOM*3200 [1.00] Biomedical Physiology
    BIOM*4090 [0.50] Pharmacology **
    CHEM*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
    CHEM*3440 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry III: Analytical Instrumentation
    CHEM*3640 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements I
    CHEM*3650 [0.50] Chemistry of the Elements II **
    CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
    CHEM*4010 [0.50] Chemistry and Industry
    CHEM*4400 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Analytical Chemistry
    CHEM*4630 [0.50] Bioinorganic Chemistry **
    CHEM*4720 [0.50] Organic Reactivity **
    CHEM*4730 [0.50] Synthetic Organic Chemistry **
    CHEM*4740 [0.50] Topics in Bio-Organic Chemistry
    CHEM*4900 [1.00] Chemistry Research Project I **
    CHEM*4910 [1.00] Chemistry Research Project II **
    MBG*3040 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Gene **
    MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology **
    MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology
    NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
    PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
    TOX*4590 [0.50] Biochemical Toxicology **
    XSEN*3030 [0.50] Pharmacology and Applied Toxicology
    XSEN*3040 [0.50] Occupational Health and Chemistry
    XSEN*3060 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Analysis - Advanced
    XSEN*3070 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Product Formulations
    XSEN*3090 [0.50] Biopharmaceuticals
    XSEN*3200 [0.50] Pharmaceutical Organic Chemistry
    XSEN*3210 [0.50] Introduction to Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
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