Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Major MAJOR IN BIOCHEMISTRY
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Biochemistry



A degree containing this module normally requires 4 years for completion. When combined with one of the following Majors, this module leads to a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree: Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences (IMS), Medical Biophysics, Medical Cell Biology, Microbiology and Immunology, Pathology, Pharmacology or Physiology. See BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM for more information.

Admission Requirements


Both 1000- and 2000-level courses are included in the Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in Biochemistry in BMSc degrees, since admission to the BMSc Program does not occur until Year 3. The Admission Requirements for students pursuing the Major in other regular undergraduate degrees include only 1000-level courses, since students may register in the Major in Year 2 in non-BMSc degrees. The Module requirements (below) are the same for all students completing the Major.

Admission Requirements for students pursuing this Major module in a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree:

Admission to this Major module occurs in Year 3 and requires admission to Year 3 of the Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) Program. Students will usually complete MEDICAL SCIENCES FIRST ENTRY (Medical Sciences 1 and 2) prior to admission to a BMSc degree.

The 1000-level half courses listed below must each be completed with a mark of at least 60%:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

The courses below must be completed with a minimum mark of 60% in each (unless otherwise indicated) prior to admission to the Major module in Year 3. These courses will also be used towards the Module requirements. See ADMISSION TO THE BACHELOR OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (BMSc) PROGRAM and MODULES OFFERED IN THE BMSc PROGRAM for additional requirements (averages, course load, etc.).

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A.
0.5 course from: Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G.
0.5 course: Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from: Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.

Note: Some modular courses include a mark requirement in their prerequisite(s). See UNDERGRADUATE COURSE INFORMATION.

Admission Requirements for students pursuing this Major module in a degree other than a Bachelor of Medical Sciences (BMSc) degree:

Completion of first-year requirements, including a mark of at least 60% in each of the 3.0 (full or half) principal courses below:

1.0 course: Biology 1001A* and Biology 1002B*.
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B.

The following must be completed by the end of second year, with a mark of at least 60% in each half course:

0.5 course from: Physics 1028A/B, Physics 1301A/B, Physics 1501A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1029A/B, Physics 1302A/B, Physics 1502A/B.

* Biology 1201A with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1001A, and Biology 1202B with a mark of at least 70% may be used in place of Biology 1002B.

Module/Program Information


Module
6.0 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A with a mark of at least 65%.
0.5 course from:
Chemistry 2213A/B or Chemistry 2273A with a mark of at least 60% in the course taken.
0.5 course from:
Chemistry 2223B or Chemistry 2283G with a mark of at least 60% in the course taken.
0.5 course:
Biology 2581A/B.
0.5 course from:
Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B.
2.5 courses:
Biochemistry 3380G, Biochemistry 3381A, Biochemistry 3382A, Biochemistry 4410A, Biochemistry 4420A.
1.0 course from:
Biochemistry 3385A, Biochemistry 3386B, Biochemistry 3390B, Biochemistry 4415B, Biochemistry 4425B, Biochemistry 4450A, Biochemistry 4455G, Biochemistry 4463B, or the former Biochemistry 4400G, the former Biochemistry 4430B, the former Biochemistry 4435B, the former Biochemistry 4445F, the former Biochemistry 4465A.

Note: BSc and BMSc students completing the Major in Biochemistry in addition to another module must adhere to the Common Course Policy if the same courses at the 2000- to 4000-level appear in more than one of the modules (see faculty websites for details).