X. Degree Programs

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Biomedical Toxicology (Co-op) (BTOX:C)

Interdisciplinary Program, Departments of Biomedical Sciences, Chemistry, School of Environmental Sciences, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Program Requirements

The Co-op program in Biomedical Toxicology is a five 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.

Biomedical Toxicology Academic and Co-op Work Term Schedule
Year Fall Winter Summer
1 Academic Semester 1 Academic Semester 2


2 Academic Semester 3

COOP*1000 Work Term I

COOP*2000 Work Term II

3 Academic Semester 4 Academic Semester 5 COOP*3000 Work Term III
4 COOP*4000 Work Term IV Academic Semester 6 Off
5 Academic Semester 7 Academic Semester 8 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

10.75 - Required science courses semesters 3 – 8

1.50 - Restricted electives

1.50 - Liberal Education electives

2.25 - Free electives - any approved elective for B.Sc. students

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
MATH*1080 [0.50] Elements of Calculus I
PHYS*1080 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Students lacking Grade 12 or 4U Biology, Chemistry or Physics should follow the revised schedule of study for this major found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/bsc/revised_SS
Semester 2 - Winter
BIOL*1080 [0.50] Biological Concepts of Health
CHEM*1050 [0.50] General Chemistry II
COOP*1100 [0.00] Introduction to Co-operative Education
PHYS*1070 [0.50] Physics for Life Sciences II
STAT*2040 [0.50] Statistics I
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Semester 3 - Fall
BIOC*2580 [0.50] Introduction to Biochemistry
CHEM*2480 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry I
MBG*2040 [0.50] Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
TOX*2000 [0.50] Principles of Toxicology
0.50 Liberal Education electives
Winter Semester
COOP*1000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term I
Summer Semester
COOP*2000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term II
Semester 4 - Fall
BIOC*3560 [0.50] Structure and Function in Biochemistry
CHEM*3430 [0.50] Analytical Chemistry II: Instrumental Analysis
MCB*2050 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Cell
NUTR*3210 [0.50] Fundamentals of Nutrition
0.50 electives or restricted electives
Semester 5 - Winter
CHEM*2700 [0.50] Organic Chemistry I
BIOM*3200 [1.00] Biomedical Physiology
TOX*3360 [0.50] Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
0.50 electives or restricted electives*
Summer Semester
COOP*3000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term III
Fall Semester
COOP*4000 [0.50] Co-op Work Term IV
Semester 6 - Winter
BIOM*3090 [0.50] Principles of Pharmacology
PATH*3610 [0.50] Principles of Disease
One of:
BIOM*3040 [0.75] Medical Embryology
MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology *
Electives or restricted electives to a maximum of 2.75 total credits in this semester
Semester 7 - Fall
NUTR*4510 [0.50] Toxicology, Nutrition and Food
TOX*4000 [0.50] Medical Toxicology
TOX*4590 [0.50] Biochemical Toxicology
One of:
TOX*4900 [1.00] Toxicology Research Project I
1.00 electives or restricted electives*
Semester 8- Winter
ENVS*4000 [0.50] Toxicological Risk Assessment
TOX*4100 [0.50] Toxicological Pathology
TOX*4200 [0.50] Topics in Toxicology
1.00 electives or restricted electives*
* Restricted Electives

At least 1.50 credits must be completed from the following list of allowable courses.

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

ANSC*4650 [0.50] Comparative Immunology
BIOM*3040 [0.75] Medical Embryology
BIOM*4050 [0.50] Biomedical Aspects of Aging
BIOM*4070 [0.50] Biomedical Histology
BIOM*4090 [0.50] Pharmacology
BIOM*4150 [0.50] Cancer Biology
CHEM*3750 [0.50] Organic Chemistry II
CHEM*3760 [0.50] Organic Chemistry III
CHEM*4740 [0.50] Topics in Bio-Organic Chemistry
MBG*3040 [0.50] Molecular Biology of the Gene
MBG*3350 [0.75] Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology
MBG*4270 [0.50] DNA Replication, Recombination and Repair
MCB*4010 [0.50] Advanced Cell Biology
MICR*3230 [0.50] Immunology
NUTR*4090 [0.50] Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals
NUTR*4320 [0.50] Nutrition and Metabolic Control of Disease
PATH*3040 [0.50] Principles of Parasitology
POPM*3240 [0.50] Epidemiology
POPM*4040 [0.50] Epidemiology of Food-borne Diseases
STAT*2050 [0.50] Statistics II
STAT*3510 [0.50] Environmental Risk Assessment
TOX*4900 [1.00] Toxicology Research Project I
TOX*4910 [1.00] Toxicology Research Project II
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