SCIENCE FACULTY OF - 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE - uOttawa

 
SCIENCE FACULTY OF - 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE - uOttawa
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 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE
SCIENCE FACULTY OF - 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE - uOttawa
FACULTY OF SCIENCE
Science is about exploring, questioning, discovering – opening
your mind and pushing back the boundaries of the unknown!
If this is your passion, then our programs in the Faculty of
Science will expand your knowledge and give you the tools
needed for a rewarding career in natural sciences, life sciences,
physical sciences, or mathematics. All of our programs offer the
opportunity to develop your passion for science while receiving
training that will equip you to enter the labour market or
professional programs.

The future in science has never been
so promising or exciting – be part of it!

A SETTING WHERE SCIENCE THRIVES                                          DEDICATED PROFESSORS,
The University of Ottawa is nestled in the heart of Canada’s Capital.    RENOWNED RESEARCHERS
Because of our location, we can tap directly into several government     The Faculty of Science has more than 160 full-time professors who
and private research centres, including the National Research Council    teach and lead cutting-edge research. On the strength of our national
(NRC) and several Government of Canada research laboratories. The        and international reputation, we attract over $32 million per year in
Faculty of Science boasts partnerships with researchers at Agriculture   grants and research contracts from the public and private sectors.
and Agri-Food Canada, Health Canada, Environment Canada, the             These represent both rewards for our leadership in science and an
Geological Survey of Canada, Statistics Canada, the Ottawa Hospital      investment in our future. Our professors thrive in passing along their
Research Institute, the Canadian Museum of Nature and the National       knowledge and passion for research to students, and not just in the
Research Council Canada, to name a few.                                  classroom. Each year, our professors distinguish themselves by both
                                                                         their research and their teaching, being recognized not only by the
                                                                         University, but also on the national and international stages.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
2   Faculty of Science                           14 Biochemistry                                   38 Mathematics
4   Your success is our top priority             18	
                                                    Biochemistry and Chemical​                     40	
                                                                                                      Financial Mathematics and Economics /
5   World-class facilities                          Engineering (Biotechnology)                       Mathematics and Economics

6   Research opportunities                       20 Biology                                        42 Music and Science

7   Coop and careers                             24 Biomedical Science                             43 Ophthalmic Medical Technology

8   Extended French Stream                       28 Biopharmaceutical Science                      44 Physics

9   Recommended courses                          30 Chemistry                                      48 Physics and Electrical Engineering

10 Admission                                     32 Environmental Science                          49 Statistics

13 Study at uOttawa Science!                     35 Geology                                        51 Life Sciences

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YOUR SUCCESS IS OUR TOP PRIORITY
Recognizing that the transition from high school or CEGEP to university represents a major challenge, the Faculty of Science has many support
programs for our new students.

  SUMMER 2018                                      BEGINNING OF THE SEMESTER                       ONGOING, EVERY SEMESTER
   • Science Preparatory Workshop                 Early testing in class, and the interim           • Help Centres in Chemistry, Mathematics
     focuses on the skills and services that      grades are forwarded to the coordinator of          and Statistics, Physics
     you will need to perform at your full        the Faculty’s Centre for Academic Success         • Evening study groups: offered to
     potential                                                                                        students registered in BIO1130,
   • Math Workshop reviews the material                                                               CHM1311, MAT1330 and PHY1321/1331
     that you will need to succeed in your                                                            during the Fall and BIO1140, CHM1321,
     first-year math courses                                                                          MAT1332, PHY1322 during the Winter
                                                                                                    • Your Science Buddies, drop-in help
   • Summer Orientation helps you
                                                                                                      center lead by senior students and
     discover how your faculty works, the
                                                                                                      opened from Monday to Friday
     services that will be offered to you and
     where to find key campus locations

For more information on success tools, consult: science.uOttawa.ca/en/faculty-services/undergraduate-studies

                                                       Success in the classroom and in the
                                                     lab depends a lot on the quality of the
4 science.uOttawa.ca                                   facilities. Ours are second to none.
SCIENCE FACULTY OF - 2018 PROGRAM GUIDE - uOttawa
WORLD- CLASS
                                                           FACILITIES

The world class biosciences complex is just one example of the state-       where students are trained on the latest technologies, to better prepare
of-the art facilities that offer our students additional opportunities to   them for their post-degree endeavours. The 42 stations have a network
become the leaders of tomorrow. The complex houses teaching and             of screens (TVs) that allows us to include a multimedia approach in our
research space and more than 40 faculty members in fields including         teaching. Every year, there are investments in equipment and upgrades
biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biopharmaceutical science,           to enhance the learning experience.
biomedical science, environmental science, and genomics.
                                                                            The Earth Sciences microscopy laboratory is another example of the
The complex comprises some of the best-equipped undergraduate               faculty’s high quality teaching facilities. The principal component of
biology and biochemistry teaching labs in Canada. The 400 biology           this lab is a fleet of 18 Olympus BX-41 polarizing microscopes that are
workstations in 10 labs include top-of-the-line microscopes and             equipped for both transmitted and reflected light observation, the kind
digital imaging cameras and software. A digital network allows a lab        of state-of-the-art equipment normally only found in research labs.
instructor to broadcast images captured by one microscope to any
                                                                            Add to this our renovated chemistry laboratory, which can
or all workstations in the same room or even to other labs. Students
                                                                            accommodate up to 180 students at once and allow students to
can also retrieve images via the network to work on them at remote
                                                                            perform experiments using data acquisition technology, and our new
locations. This means that the lab experience can be extended outside
                                                                            Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) complex,
the classroom.
                                                                            which will be ready in 2018, and you have a very special
The two biochemistry labs are outfitted with modern equipment               science campus.

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES                                                                                             2016-2017 RECIPIENTS

                                                                                                                   Cédric Albert
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP                                                                                 Polyvalente Louis-
                                                                                                                   Mailloux, Caraquet NB

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE!                                                                                               Olivier Brandts-Longtin
                                                                                                                   Lisgar Collegiate
The Faculty of Science gives undergraduate students       have an admission average of at least 92 per
                                                                                                                   Institute, Ottawa ON
the opportunity to work with scientists and take part     cent, be registered full-time for the first time in an
in important scientific discoveries. By obtaining the     undergraduate program of the Faculty of Science,
                                                                                                                   Alison Cane
prestigious Undergraduate Research Scholarship            and most importantly, demonstrate research skills
                                                                                                                   Citadel High School,
(URS), you can live this unique experience.               and involvement in extracurricular activities of a
                                                                                                                   Halifax NS
                                                          scientific nature. To ensure renewal, you need a
This $10,000 award gives you the opportunity to
                                                          minimum grade point average of 8.5 in your first
work with one of our distinguished research groups.                                                                Tyler Dacosta
                                                          academic year.
You will earn $3,750 as a research assistant to one                                                                École secondaire
of our professors during the summer before your           Eligibility criteria and an application form are         catholique Thériault,
first year of studies. By succeeding in your first year   available on the Faculty’s website. The deadline is      Timmins ON
of studies, you can continue your research the            March 1st.
following summer, earning $6,250.                                                                                  Olivia Dupuis
                                                                                                                   École secondaire catholique
Assistantships are available in various areas of            Undergraduate Research                                 de Casselman,
science and medicine: biochemistry, biology,
biopharmaceutical science, biotechnology,
                                                            Opportunity Program (UROP),                            Casselman ON
chemistry, environmental science, geology,                  SCINAPSE, Connecting                                   Keshav Goel
immunology, mathematics and statistics,
microbiology, neurology, pharmacology, physics,
                                                            Young Minds (CYM)…                                     Lisgar Collegiate
                                                                                                                   Institute, Ottawa ON
physiology, virology.
                                                            Find out more on research opportunities for
Every year, scholarships are awarded to exceptional         undergraduates at: science.uOttawa.ca/en/              Florence Grenapin
students from across the country. To qualify, you           research/undergraduate                                 Lycée Claudel,
must be a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident,                                                                Ottawa ON

                                                                                                                   Rishi Gupta
                                                                                                                   Lisgar Collegiate
                                                                                                                   Institute, Ottawa ON

                                                                                                                   Mikaël Ladouceur
                                                                                                                   École secondaire La Citadelle,
                                                                                                                   Cornwall ON

                                                                                                                   Lukas Lesniak
                                                                                                                   Lycée Claudel,
                                                                                                                   Ottawa ON

                                                                                                                   Amit Scheer
                                                                                                                   Colonel By Secondary
                                                                                                                   School, Ottawa ON

                                                                                                                   Ayni Sharif
                                                                                                                   Lisgar Collegiate
                                                                                                                   Institute, Ottawa ON

                                                                                                                   Mariam Taktek
                                                                                                                   Lycée Claudel,
                                                                                                                   Ottawa ON

2017-2018 RECIPIENTS                                                                                               Madisyn Turcotte
                                                                                                                   St Ignatius High School,
Front row, left to right: Alexander Skerjanc, Danny Ke, Alisha Labinaz, Geneviève O’Keefe, Jessica Holmes,         Thunder Bay ON
Eve Lindroos, Jean-Louis Parmasad, Justen Choueiry
Back row, left to right: Keili Shepherd, Jenna Rossi, Sijyl Fasih, Saadeddine Omaiche, Brenda Truong,
Rahna Rasouli, Oana Mirel (absent: Jonathan Laliberté)

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WIDE ARRAY OF
                                                                                                            CAREERS

                                                                 Jenna McCann,
       Sanmeet Chahal,                                     Biopharmaceutical Science                               David Martin, Environmental
 Physics-Mathematics student,                                 student, University of                              Science student, Agriculture and
   TRIUMF (Vancouver, BC)                                   Oxford (United Kingdom)                               Agri-Food Canada (St. John's, NL)

COOP AND CAREERS
COOP PROGRAM                                                    CO-OP             FROM SCIENCE TO MEDICINE
The University of Ottawa is home to one of               PLACEMENT RATE           Many students who choose a science program do so in order to pursue
Canada’s most successful co-operative education
programs. You will alternate study terms with
work terms related to your area of study, allowing
you to gain practical experience in the public or
                                                            95       %  in 2017

                                                          www.coop.uOttawa.ca
                                                                                  graduate and postgraduate studies, or to follow a professional path,
                                                                                  whether it is in medicine, health sciences, education or law. A solid
                                                                                  training in sciences remains the most popular route towards a career
                                                                                  in medicine.
private sector as part of your undergraduate experience. At the Faculty
of Science, all of our programs of study include the coop option, with
the exception of Ophthalmic Medical Technology and Physics/Electrical
                                                                                  FROM GOOGLE, TO ENERGY, TO THE
Engineering. By alternating four-eight- or twelve-month paid work terms           ENVIRONMENT, TO THE HUMAN GENOME
with your study terms, you apply your classroom knowledge in a real
                                                                                  Scientists – they are all around us. Nevertheless, they are not always
employment setting. In the end, you will have acquired up to 16 months
                                                                                  easy to spot because they often work in positions that are not
of experience and given yourself a leg up in the search for your first full-
                                                                                  considered to be strictly scientific, per se. For example, there are many
time job. What’s more, co-op placements are available throughout the
                                                                                  mathematicians who work in the fields of aviation, computers, software
globe – offering you a world of opportunities. The choice is yours!
                                                                                  design, telecommunications, cryptography, human genome and
                                                                                  automobiles.
SCIENTISTS WORK IN VARIOUS                                                        Physics also covers a vast range of fields of research, from the minuscule
ECONOMIC SECTORS                                                                  (atoms, molecules, nanostructures) to the infinitely immense (structures
                                                                                  of the universe). So, it is not surprising that physicists are involved in
Many interesting careers are available to students who complete
                                                                                  a massive range of economic sectors: electronics, communications,
their university education in science. Whether it is in life sciences or
                                                                                  medical physics, energy and the environment, defence and, obviously,
physical sciences, the array of careers is as vast as it is varied and the job
                                                                                  the whole world of space exploration.
perspectives are very promising. Scientists work in various economic
sectors and they play a primary role in several aspects of our society.           Scientists are at the heart of the big questions that concern us. Whether
Very often, they are called upon to assume an important role in                   they are biologists, biochemists, geologists or chemists, they constantly
multidisciplinary teams where they work alongside doctors, engineers              deal with current issues and strive to find answers to the burning
and other scientists from various fields. These days, it is not uncommon          questions of the day. Why does Earth support life? What is the secret
to see chemists, mathematicians, biochemists and physicists work side             to beating cancer and other major diseases? How is climate changing?
by side on the same project, or geologists, biologists and experts in             How can we better respect our environment?
environmental science pool their efforts and talents to resolve a problem.

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EXTENDED
FRENCH STREAM
The Faculty of Science offers you a chance like no other to maintain
your French skills and gain a clear advantage in the workplace. The
Extended French Stream (EFS) gives you the opportunity to live it up
en français on a bilingual campus in a bilingual region, and be one of
over 3,000 Anglophone students at uOttawa taking part of their courses
in French. In EFS, one third of your courses are taught in French. You
choose which courses you want to do in English and in French. You are
allowed to submit written work in either French or English in any non-
language class you take. The EFS option is available in all our programs,
with the exception of Music and Science and Ophthalmic Medical
Technology.
Upon graduation, you obtain recognition of your accomplishment on
your official University transcript and your diploma – tangible proof of
your language skills..

What’s in it for you?
 • $1,000 annually for taking 2 courses in French each semester
 • Access to campus jobs requiring bilingual skills
 • Boost your employability, particularly in the government sector
   and international jobs
 • Bilingual Canadians earn 10% more on average

We have what you need to succeed
 • Staff dedicated to you as an immersion student
 • Language advisors to improve your written and oral skills
 • Language testing to identify your strengths and weaknesses
 • Language courses to improve your French skills

Program requirements and regulations
 • Admission as an Anglophone student to your program of choice
 • Submitting proof of French proficiency (passing our French test, or
   submitting a DELF B1 certificate or higher)
 • Fulfillment of all the requirements of your program to graduate
 • A minimum of 42 units in courses where the language of
   instruction is French

                                                                              EXTENDED
       • A minimum of 24 units in courses offered in French
         within the Faculty of Science
       • A minimum of 6 units in courses offered in French                  THE
                                                                            FRENCH STREAM
         within the Humanities
       • A minimum of 6 units of courses offered in French at                                                          (EFS)
         the 3000 or 4000 level within the Faculty of Science
                                                                            GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IT UP EN FRANÇAIS
 • Successful completion of FLS3500, the University’s Second
   Language Certification Test. This test ensures that you are indeed
   fluently bilingual.

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RECOMMENDED COURSES
Based on the different disciplines, the following courses are              Past experience indicates that students with the most science
recommended; a student who is admitted into a program                      prerequisites, including physics, biology and chemistry, have an
without one of these recommended courses will have to                      increased rate of success.
complete a bridging course.

                      BIOCHEMISTRY, BIOLOGY,
                      BIOPHARMACEUTICAL
                      SCIENCE, ENVIRONMENTAL                                                                                       BIOTECHNOLOGY,
                      SCIENCE, OPHTHALMIC                                                                                          PHYSICS AND
                      MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY,      CHEMISTRY,                                              PHYSICS, PHYSICS-           ELECTRICAL
 DISCIPLINES          BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE       GEOLOGY-PHYSICS             GEOLOGY                     MATHEMATICS                 ENGINEERING

 ONTARIO              Biology 4U               Chemistry 4U                Chemistry 4U                Chemistry 4U or             Biology 4U
                      Chemistry 4U             Physics 4U                  Earth and Space             Biology 4U                  Chemistry 4U
                                                                           Science 4U                  Physics 4U                  Physics 4U
                                                                           Physics 4U

 QUEBEC-CEGEP         Biology 101 (General     Chemistry 202               Chemistry 202               Chemistry 202               Biology 101
                      Biology I)               (General Chemistry or       (General Chemistry or       (General Chemistry or       (General Biology I)
                      Chemistry 202            Organic Chemistry)          Organic Chemistry)          Organic Chemistry) or       Chemistry 202
                      (General Chemistry or    Physics 203                 Physics 203                 Biology 101                 (General Chemistry or
                      Organic Chemistry)       (Mechanics or Electricity   (Mechanics or Electricity   (General Biology I)         Organic Chemistry)
                                               and Magnetism)              and Magnetism)              Physics 203                 Physics 203
                                                                                                       (Mechanics or Electricity   (Mechanics or Electricity
                                                                                                       and Magnetism)              and Magnetism)

 NEW BRUNSWICK        Biology 122              Chemistry 122               Chemistry 122               Chemistry 122 or            Biology 122
                      Chemistry 122            Physics 122                 Physics 122                 Biology 122                 Chemistry 122
                                                                                                       Physics 122                 Physics 122

 NOVA SCOTIA          Biology 12               Chemistry 12                Chemistry 12                Chemistry 12 or             Biology 12
                      Chemistry 12             Physics 12                  Physics 12                  Biology 12                  Chemistry 12
                                                                                                       Physics 12                  Physics 12

 PRINCE EDWARD        Biology 621              Chemistry 621               Chemistry 621               Chemistry 621 or            Biology 621
 ISLAND               Chemistry 621            Physics 621                 Physics 621                 Biology 621                 Chemistry 621
                                                                                                       Physics 621                 Physics 621

 NEWFOUNDLAND         Biology 3201             Chemistry 3202              Chemistry 3202              Chemistry 3202 or           Biology 3201
 AND LABRADOR         Chemistry 3202           Physics 3204                Physics 3204                Biology 3201                Chemistry 3202
                                                                                                       Physics 3204                Physics 3204

 BRITISH COLUMBIA /   Biology 12               Chemistry 12                Chemistry 12                Chemistry 12 or             Biology 12
 YUKON                Chemistry 12             Physics 12                  Physics 12                  Biology 12                  Chemistry 12
                                                                                                       Physics 12                  Physics 12

 ALBERTA / NWT /      Biology 30               Chemistry 30                Chemistry 30                Chemistry 30 or             Biology 30
 NUNAVUT              Chemistry 30             Physics 30                  Physics 30                  Biology 30                  Chemistry 30
                                                                                                       Physics 30                  Physics 30

 SASKATCHEWAN         Biology 30               Chemistry 30                Chemistry 30                Chemistry 30 or             Biology 30
                      Chemistry 30             Physics 30                  Physics 30                  Biology 30                  Chemistry 30
                                                                                                       Physics 30                  Physics 30

 MANITOBA             Biology 40S              Chemistry 40S               Chemistry 40S               Chemistry 40S or            Biology 40S
                      Chemistry 40S            Physics 40S                 Physics 40S                 Biology 40S                 Chemistry 40S
                                                                                                       Physics 40S                 Physics 40S

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ONTARIO • Admission

ONTARIO
GENERAL PREREQUISITES                                 REQUIRED AVERAGE                                               on the program, the language of instruction
AND REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                     and the number of places available in the
                                                      Your admission average, which is also used
                                                                                                                     program. The University of Ottawa reserves the
Before submitting an application, be sure you         to determine your eligibility for admission
                                                                                                                     right to change minimum admission averages
meet or will meet all admissions requirements:        scholarships, is based on your six best interim
                                                                                                                     without prior notice.
                                                      or final grades in 4U or 4M courses, including
 • You have obtained or are in the process of
                                                      the prerequisites for your chosen program.
   obtaining your secondary school diploma.                                                                            Past experience indicates that students
                                                      Please note that the requirements listed in the                  with a strong background in biology,
 • You are registered for at least six courses at
                                                      tables are minimum requirements only and are                     chemistry and physics have an increased
   the 4U or 4M level.
                                                      subject to change. The minimum admission                         rate of success.
 • You are registered for all 4U-level courses        averages are based on 2017 admission
                                                                                                                       Students who have completed Advanced
   required for the program unless otherwise          requirements and are provided as an example
                                                                                                                       Functions 4U but have not completed
   specified                                          only; admission averages for 2018 have not yet
                                                                                                                       Calculus and Vectors 4U can take the
                                                      been determined. This means that meeting
 • You have the minimum average required                                                                               replacement course at the University either
                                                      these minimum admission averages does not
   and meet any language requirements                                                                                  the summer before or during their first term.
                                                      guarantee admission. The averages are based

 DISCIPLINES                                   PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS                               ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS                          AVERAGE

 BIOCHEMISTRY

 BIOLOGY

 BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

 CHEMISTRY

 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE
                                               English 4U or Français 4U • Advanced Functions 4U • Calculus       A minimum combined average of 70% is
                                               and Vectors 4U • Two of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U,   required for all prerequisites in science and    Low 80s
 GEOLOGY                                       Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U                             mathematics.

 GEOLOGY-PHYSICS

 OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
 (Limited enrolment)

 PHYSICS

 PHYSICS-MATHEMATICS

 PHYSICS (BSc) AND ELECTRICAL                  English 4U or Français 4U • Advanced Functions 4U • Calculus       A minimum combined average of 70% is
 ENGINEERING (BASc)                            and Vectors 4U • Chemistry 4U • Physics 4U                         required for all prerequisites in science and    Low 80s
                                                                                                                  mathematics.

 FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)

 MATHEMATICS
                                               English 4U or Français 4U • Advanced Functions 4U • Calculus       A minimum combined average of 70% is
                                               and Vectors 4U                                                     required for all prerequisites in mathematics.   Low 80s
 MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)

 STATISTICS

 BIOCHEMISTRY (BSc) AND CHEMICAL
 ENGINEERING (BASc) (BIOTECHNOLOGY)            English 4U or Français 4U • Advanced Functions 4U • Calculus       A minimum combined average of 70% is
                                               and Vectors 4U • Two of the following: Biology 4U, Chemistry 4U,   required for all prerequisites in science and    Mid 80s
                                               Physics 4U, Earth and Space Science 4U                             mathematics.
 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE

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QUEBEC SECONDARY V • Admission

QUEBEC – SECONDARY V
GENERAL PREREQUISITES                                   REQUIRED AVERAGE                                                This means that meeting these minimum
AND REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                        admission averages does not guarantee
                                                        Your admission average, which is also
                                                                                                                        admission. The averages are based on the
Before submitting an application, be sure you           used to determine your eligibility for
                                                                                                                        program, the language of instruction and the
meet or will meet all admissions requirements:          admission scholarships, is based on your
                                                                                                                        number of places available in the program.
                                                        five best Secondary V courses, including
 • You have obtained or are in the process of                                                                           The University of Ottawa reserves the right
                                                        the prerequisites for your chosen program.
   obtaining your secondary school diploma                                                                              to change the minimum admission averages
                                                        A minimum average of 84% is required for
                                                                                                                        without prior notice.
 • You are registered for at least five                 most programs at the University of Ottawa.
   Secondary V courses                                  However, it does not guarantee admission.
                                                                                                                         Students will be required to take up to
 • You are registered for all courses                   Please note that the requirements are                            two mathematics make-up courses at the
   required for your program unless                     minimum requirements only and are subject                        University either the summer before or
   otherwise specified                                  to change. The minimum admission averages                        during their first year.
                                                        are based on 2017 admission requirements
 • You will have the minimum
                                                        and are provided as an example only;
   average required
                                                        admission averages for 2018 have not yet
 • You meet any language requirements                   been determined.

 DISCIPLINES                                     PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS                                 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS                            AVERAGE

 BIOCHEMISTRY

 BIOCHEMISTRY (BSc) AND CHEMICAL
 ENGINEERING (BASc) (BIOTECHNOLOGY)

 BIOLOGY

 BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

 CHEMISTRY

 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE                           English, Language Arts (Sec. V) or Français, langue d’enseignement
                                                 (5e sec.) • Mathematics Technical and Scientific option or Science   A minimum combined average of 84% is
                                                 option (Sec. V) • Science and Technology (with or without option)    required for all Sec. V prerequisites in science   84%
 GEOLOGY                                         (Sec. IV) • Chemistry (Sec. V) • Physics (Sec. V)                    and mathematics.

 GEOLOGY-PHYSICS

 OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
 (Limited enrolment)

 PHYSICS

 PHYSICS-MATHEMATICS

 PHYSICS (BSc) AND ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING
 (BASc)

 FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)

 MATHEMATICS                                     English, Language Arts (Sec. V) or Français, langue d’enseignement
                                                 (5e sec.) • Mathematics Technical and Scientific option or Science   A minimum combined average of 84% is               84%
                                                 option (Sec. V)                                                      required for all prerequisites in mathematics.
 MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)

 STATISTICS

                                                 English, Language Arts (Sec. V) or Français, langue d’enseignement
                                                 (5e sec.) • Mathematics Technical and Scientific option or Science   A minimum combined average of 84% is
 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE                              option (Sec. V) • Science and Technology (with or without option)    required for all Sec. V prerequisites in science   87%
                                                 (Sec. IV) • Chemistry (Sec. V) • Physics (Sec. V)                    and mathematics.

                                                             QUESTIONS ON ADMISSIONS OR PROGRAMS?
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                         Quebec City and other regions across the province in January and February 2018. Visit uOttawa.ca/events for details.                        Admission   11
QUEBEC CEGEP • Admission

QUEBEC – CEGEP
GENERAL PREREQUISITES                                  REQUIRED AVERAGE                                                  admission averages are based on 2017 admission
AND REQUIREMENTS                                                                                                         requirements and are provided as an example
                                                       Your admission average, which is also used
                                                                                                                         only; admission averages for 2018 have not yet
Before submitting an application, be sure you          to determine your eligibility for admission
                                                                                                                         been determined. This means that meeting
meet or will meet all admissions requirements:         scholarships, is based on all your completed
                                                                                                                         these minimum admission averages does not
                                                       CEGEP courses, including failed courses, but
 • You have a minimum of 12 successfully                                                                                 guarantee admission. The averages are based
                                                       excluding Physical Education and make-up
   completed CEGEP courses, excluding                                                                                    on the program, the language of instruction and
                                                       courses. Please note that all CEGEP courses failed
   Physical Education and make-up courses                                                                                the number of places available in the program.
                                                       with a final grade lower than 50% are rounded
                                                                                                                         The University of Ottawa reserves the right to
 • You meet or will meet any program                   up to 50% for the calculation of your admission
                                                                                                                         change minimum admission averages without
   requirements                                        average. We do not take the ‘’R“ rating into
                                                                                                                         prior notice.
                                                       consideration.
 • You will have the minimum average required
                                                       If you have successfully completed between                         Past experience indicates that students with
 • You meet any language requirements
                                                       12 and 16 CEGEP courses (excluding Physical                        a strong background in biology, chemistry
                                                       Education and make-up courses), the University                     and physics have an increased rate of success.
If you are missing a CEGEP prerequisite, but
                                                       may require a higher admission average.                            Students who are missing the mathematics
have completed its Secondary V equivalent,
                                                                                                                          prerequisite are required to take up to two
you must provide us with your official                 Please note that the requirements listed in
                                                                                                                          replacement courses at the University the
achievement record. You must have a grade of           the tables are minimum requirements only
                                                                                                                          summer before or during their first year.
at least 84% in this course.                           and are subject to change. The minimum

 DISCIPLINES                                      PREREQUISITES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS                                   ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS                        AVERAGE

 BIOCHEMISTRY

 BIOLOGY

 BIOPHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCE

 CHEMISTRY

 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE                            English (603) or Français (601) • Mathematics (201) Calculus I • Two
                                                  of the following: Biology (101) General Biology, Chemistry (202)       A minimum combined average of 70%
                                                  General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics        is required for all prerequisites in science   Mid 60s
 GEOLOGY                                          or Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematics (201) Algebra I              and mathematics.

 GEOLOGY-PHYSICS

 OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY
 (Limited enrolment)

 PHYSICS

 PHYSICS-MATHEMATICS

 PHYSICS (BSc) AND ELECTRICAL                     English (603) or Français (601) • Chemistry (202) General Chemistry    A minimum combined average of 70%
 ENGINEERING (BASc)                               or Organic Chemistry • Physics (203) Mechanics or Electricity and      is required for all prerequisites in science   Low 70s
                                                  Magnetism • Mathematics (201) Calculus I                               and mathematics.

 FINANCIAL MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)

 MATHEMATICS                                                                                                             A minimum combined average of
                                                  English (603) or Français (601) • Mathematics (201) Calculus I         70% is required for all prerequisites in       Mid 60s
 MATHEMATICS AND ECONOMICS (BSc)                                                                                         mathematics.

 STATISTICS

                                                  English (603) or Français (601) • Mathematics (201) Calculus I • Two   A minimum combined average of 70%
 BIOCHEMISTRY (BSc) AND CHEMICAL ENGINEERING      of the following: Biology (101) General Biology, Chemistry (202)       is required for all prerequisites in science   Mid 70s
 (BASc) (BIOTECHNOLOGY)                           General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics        and mathematics.
                                                  or Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematics (201) Algebra I

                                                  English (603) or Français (601) • Mathematics (201) Calculus I • Two
                                                  of the following: Biology (101) General Biology, Chemistry (202)       A minimum combined average of 70%
 BIOMEDICAL SCIENCE                               General Chemistry or Organic Chemistry, Physics (203) Mechanics        is required for all prerequisites in science   High 70s
                                                  or Electricity and Magnetism, Mathematics (201) Algebra I              and mathematics.

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STUDY AT UOTTAWA SCIENCE

MIX, MATCH AND COMBINE…
BUILD YOUR OWN PROGRAM!
How do you choose what to study?
Choose what you’re passionate about and what will lead to your        HONOURS ACADEMIC PATHS
dream job. Take the time to explore the many disciplines offered
                                                                      HONOURS (4 YEARS)
at uOttawa Science.

                                                                            H    HONOURS                               +      ELECTIVES
When do you choose?
For most programs, when you apply. You must indicate your
choice of first discipline on the Ontario Universities’ Application        HMn HONOURS                  +    Mn MINOR       +   ELECTIVES
                                                                               WITH MINOR
Centre (OUAC) form at www.ouac.on.ca. Once you are at the
University, you can add a major or a minor, or change programs
altogether.
                                                                           HOpt HONOURS INCLUDING AN OPTION                 +   ELECTIVES

Biology and sociology, physics and
                                                                                 JOINT HONOURS – TWO DISCIPLINES
electrical engineering… How can you                                         JH
                                                                                 LEADING TO ONE DEGREE
                                                                                                                            +   ELECTIVES
combine them?
Are you passionate about many subjects? Some programs allow           DOUBLE MAJOR | MAJOR AND MINOR (4 YEARS)
you to add a second discipline to your bachelor’s. You can even
combine disciplines from different faculties.                               M    MAJOR        +    M   MAJOR       +         ELECTIVES

Major, minor, specialization with option
                                                                            M    MAJOR        +   Mn MINOR +               ELECTIVES
What’s the difference?
Two things are different: the total number of courses you must
take in your first discipline and the option or the requirement to    DD    DOUBLE DEGREE – INTEGRATED PATH LEADING
add a second discipline. To compare programs, see the diagram
                                                                            TO TWO DEGREES (5 YEARS OR MORE)
on the right.
An option is a set of courses in a given field that complements
                                                                                    HONOURS              +         HONOURS
your main program and allows you to choose a more specific
direction in your studies.

                                                                                                                   Study at uOttawa Science   13
UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                        STUDIES (BACHELOR)
                                                                                                        Honours BSc with specialization in
                                                                                                        Biochemistryc
                                                                                                        Options: Chemical Biologyc,
                                                                                                        Microbiology and Immunologyc,
                                                                                                        Synthetic Biologyc
                                                                                                        Major in Biochemistryc
                                                                                                        Minor in Biochemistrycp
                                                                                                        c
                                                                                                         : 	Cooperative education is offered as
                                                                                                              part of four-year honours bachelor
                                                                                                              degrees.
                                                                                                        cp
                                                                                                            : 	Complementary program offered
                                                                                                                only as a second discipline.
                                                                                                                Registration starts in second year.

                                                                                                        GRADUATE PROGRAMS
                                                                                                        (MASTERS AND PhD)
                                                                                                        Master of Science (MSc)
                                                                                                        Doctorate (PhD)

                                                                                                        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                        Biochemist • cell biologist •
                                                                                                        pharmacologist • synthetic biologist •
                                                                                                        forensic scientist • food microbiologist •
                                                                                                        brewmaster • doctor • laboratory
                                                                                                        technician • biochemical and
                                                                                                        biotechnological researcher • patent law
                                                                                                        specialist • science advisor

BIOCHEMISTRY
Biochemistry (BCH) is the chemistry of life. As such, it provides          focusing on another discipline but are interested in biochemistry.
the foundation for understanding all biological processes and for          Additional options in chemical biology, microbiology and immunology
understanding the molecular basis and treatment of human disease.          and synthetic biology are also available. You can combine studies in
                                                                           biochemistry with training in chemical engineering to obtain both a
The biochemistry program, offered through the Department of
                                                                           BSc in biochemistry and a BASc in chemical engineering over five years.
Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, provides you with the training
needed to play a leading role in the new and exciting areas of medical     If you choose the specialization program, you have the opportunity
research. You will be exposed to cutting-edge research and state-          to complete a full-year research project under the supervision of a
of-the-art knowledge. The undergraduate biochemistry program               professor. You can pursue work in many areas of modern medical
prepares you for graduate studies and thus for a career in academia or     research, including biochemistry, microbiology, immunology, chemical
in research in the medical sciences. What’s more, biochemistry provides    biology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, cell biology, proteomics,
an excellent foundation for further studies in medicine and other health   genomics, systems biology and bioinformatics.
specialties.
You can enroll in a BSc with specialization or a major or in a minor
in biochemistry. Choose the specialization if you want to pursue a
career in experimental biochemistry. Opt for the major if you prefer
fundamental training in the discipline. Choose the minor if you’re

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HONOURS BSc IN BIOCHEMISTRY (120 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (30 units)                                             2ND YEAR (30 units)                              3RD YEAR (30 units)                               4TH YEAR (30 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                                  CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                     BCH3170 Molecular Biology                         BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                      CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic                    BCH3356 Molecular Biology                         BCH40401 Honours Research - Biochemistry (Fall and Winter)
         completed)                                                      Chemistry II                                     Laboratory                                        or
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology                      CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for                   BIO3153 Cell Biology                              3 course units from:
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry                                 the Life Sciences                                6 elective course units                           BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         or                                                              MAT2379 Introduction to                                                                            BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry                                 Biostatistics                                                                                      Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or 4000 level
FALL

         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)                                 3 elective course units                                                                            BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins
         MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I                                                                                                                           3 course units from (Fall or Winter):
         PHY1321 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                    BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry
         or                                                                                                                                                                 BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                    BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry
         (if 4U Physics not completed)
                                                                                                                                                                            BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology
         3 optional course units in ENG at the 1000                                                                                                                         CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis
         or 2000 level
                                                                                                                                                                            3 elective course units

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                            BCH2333 Introduction to                          BCH3120 General Intermediary                      BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                     Biochemistry                                     Metabolism                                        BCH40401 Honours Research - Biochemistry (Fall and Winter)
         MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II                       BIO2133 Genetics                                 BCH3125 Protein Structure and                     or
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II                                CHM2354 Analytical Chemistry                     Function                                          3 course units from:
         or                                                              3 elective course units                          BCH3346 Biochemistry                              BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         PHY2325 Physics in Biology (Fall of 2nd year)                   3 elective units from the faculties              Laboratory II                                     BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         3 elective course units from the faculties of                   of Arts, Education, Law, Social                  3 elective course units                           Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or 4000 level
WINTER

         Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the                    Sciences or the Telfer School of                 3 elective course units from                      BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry
         Telfer School of Management                                     Management                                       the faculties of Arts, Education,                 6 course units from (Fall or Winter):
                                                                                                                          Law, Social Sciences or the Telfer                BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology
                                                                                                                          School of Management
                                                                                                                                                                            BCH41882 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions
                                                                                                                                                                            BPS3101 Genomics
                                                                                                                                                                            or
                                                                                                                                                                            BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function
                                                                                                                                                                            or
                                                                                                                                                                            BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control

         Notes 1BCH4040 is highly recommended. A minimum CGPA of 6.5 is required. | 2This course may not be available every year. | *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | Please note that all programs in the Faculty of
         Science require a minimum of 12 course units from the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available with this program. | The minimum
         CGPA required to be in good academic standing is 5.0.

HONOURS BSc IN BIOCHEMISTRY - CHEMICAL BIOLOGY OPTION (120 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (30 units)                                             2ND YEAR (30 units)                                    3RD YEAR (30 units)                                  4TH YEAR (30 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                                  CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                           BCH3170 Molecular Biology                            BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                      CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic                          BCH3356 Molecular Biology                            BCH40401 Honours Research - Biochemistry (Fall and
         completed)                                                      Chemistry II                                           Laboratory                                           Winter)
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology                      CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for the                     BIO3153 Cell Biology                                 or
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry                                 Life Sciences                                          CHM3120 Intermediate Organic                         3 course units from:
         or                                                                                                                     Chemistry
                                                                         MAT2379 Introduction to Biostatistics                                                                       BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry                                 3 elective course units                                CHM3122 Applications of                              BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)
FALL

                                                                                                                                Spectroscopy in Chemistry                            Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or 4000 level
         MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I                                                                                                                                    9 elective course units
         PHY1321 Principles of Physics I
         or
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I
         (if 4U Physics not completed)
         3 optional course units in ENG at the 1000
         or 2000 level

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                            BCH2333 Introduction to                                BCH3120 General Intermediary                         BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                     Biochemistry                                           Metabolism                                           BCH40401 Honours Research -Biochemistry (Fall and
         MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II                       BIO2133 Genetics                                       BCH3125 Protein Structure and                        Winter)
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II                                CHM2354 Analytical Chemistry                           Function                                             or
         or                                                              3 elective course units                                BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II                   3 course units from:
         PHY2325 Physics in Biology (Fall of 2nd year)                   3 elective units from the faculties of                 3 elective course units                              BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
WINTER

         3 elective course units from the faculties of                   Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences                  3 elective course units from the                     BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the                    or the Telfer School of Management                     faculties of Arts, Education, Law,                   Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or 4000 level
         Telfer School of Management                                                                                            Social Sciences or the Telfer School                 BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                     BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology
                                                                                                                                                                                     3 course units from:
                                                                                                                                                                                     BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function
                                                                                                                                                                                     BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology
                                                                                                                                                                                     BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control

         Notes *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | 1BCH4040 is highly recommended. A minimum CGPA of 6.5 is required. | Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 course units from
         the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available with this program. | The minimum CGPA required to be in good academic standing is 5.0.

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HONOURS BSc IN BIOCHEMISTRY - MICROBIOLOGY AND IMMUNOLOGY OPTION
 (120 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (30 units)                                                   2ND YEAR (30 units)                                   3RD YEAR (30 units)                                    4TH YEAR (30 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                                        CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                          BCH3170 Molecular Biology                              BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                            CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic                         BCH3356 Molecular Biology                              BCH40401 Honours Research - Biochemistry (Fall and
         completed)                                                            Chemistry II                                          Laboratory                                             Winter)
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal Biology                            CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for the                    BIO3124 General Microbiology                           or
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry                                       Life Sciences                                         BIO3126 General Microbiology                           3 course units from:
         or                                                                    MAT2379 Introduction to                               Laboratory                                             BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry                                       Biostatistics                                         BIO3153 Cell Biology                                   BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)
FALL

                                                                               3 elective course units                                                                                      Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or
         MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I                                                                                                                                           4000 level
         PHY1321 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                                    MIC4125 Immunology
         or                                                                                                                                                                                 6 elective course units
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I
         (if 4U Physics not completed)
         3 optional course units in ENG at the 1000 or
         2000 level

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                                  BCH2333 Introduction to                               BCH3120 General Intermediary                           BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                           Biochemistry                                          Metabolism                                             BCH40401 Honours Research -Biochemistry (Fall and
         MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II                             BIO2133 Genetics                                      BCH3125 Protein Structure and                          Winter)
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II                                      6 elective course units                               Function                                               or
         or                                                                    3 elective units from the faculties of                BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II                     3 course units from:
WINTER

         PHY2325 Physics in Biology (Fall of 2nd year)                         Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences                 3 elective course units                                BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         3 elective course units from the faculties of                         or the Telfer School of Management                    3 elective course units from the                       BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the                                                                                faculties of Arts, Education, Law,                     Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or
         Telfer School of Management                                                                                                 Social Sciences or the Telfer School                   4000 level
                                                                                                                                     of Management
                                                                                                                                                                                            MIC4124 Pathogenic Bacteriology
                                                                                                                                                                                            MIC4126 Virology
                                                                                                                                                                                            3 course units from the list of optional courses below

         Notes List of optional courses: BPS3101, BCH4101, BCH4122, BCH4123, BCH4124, BCH4125, BCH4172, BCH41882, BCH4300, BPS4129, CHM4139 | 1BCH4040 is highly recommended. A minimum CGPA of 6.5 is required. | 2This course may not be
         available every year. | *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 course units from the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the
         Telfer School of Management. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available with this program. | The minimum CGPA required to be in good academic standing is 5.0.

 HONOURS BSc IN BIOCHEMISTRY - SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY OPTION (120 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (30 units)                                         2ND YEAR (30 units)                                          3RD YEAR (30 units)                                          4TH YEAR (30 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                              CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                                 BCH3170 Molecular Biology                                    BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                  CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic                                BCH3356 Molecular Biology Laboratory                         BCH40401 Honours Research - Biochemistry (Fall
         completed)                                                  Chemistry II                                                 BIO3124 General Microbiology                                 and Winter)
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal                          CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for the Life                      6 elective course units                                      or
         Biology                                                     Sciences                                                                                                                  3 course units from:
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry                             MAT2379 Introduction to Biostatistics                                                                                     BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         or                                                          3 elective course units                                                                                                   BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry                                                                                                                                                       Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or
FALL

         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)                                                                                                                                                       4000 level
         MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I                                                                                                                                              BCH4122 Structural Biology of Proteins
         PHY1321 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                                       BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology
         or                                                                                                                                                                                    CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and Biocatalysis (Fall)
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                                       or
         (if 4U Physics not completed)                                                                                                                                                         BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology
         3 optional course units in ENG at the                                                                                                                                                 (Winter)
         1000 or 2000 level

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                        BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry                         BCH3120 General Intermediary                                 BCH4932 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and Winter)
         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                 BIO2133 Genetics                                             Metabolism                                                   BCH40401 Honours Research -Biochemistry (Fall
         MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II                   6 elective course units                                      BCH3125 Protein Structure and Function                       and Winter)
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II                            3 elective units from the faculties of Arts,                 BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II                           or
         or                                                          Education, Law, Social Sciences or the                       3 elective course units                                      3 course units from:
         PHY2325 Physics in Biology (Fall of 2nd                     Telfer School of Management                                  3 elective course units from the faculties                   BPS4104 Bioinformatics Laboratory
         year)                                                                                                                    of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences                     BPS4127 Advanced Techniques in Biosciences
WINTER

         3 elective course units from the faculties                                                                               or the Telfer School of Management                           Plus 6 course units in science at the 3000 or 4000
         of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences                                                                                                                                              level
         or the Telfer School of Management                                                                                                                                                    BCH4188 Nucleic Acids - Structure and Functions
                                                                                                                                                                                               6 course units from (Fall or Winter)
                                                                                                                                                                                               BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and Function
                                                                                                                                                                                               BCH4123 Pathological Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                               BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control
                                                                                                                                                                                               BCH4300 Selected topics in Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                                                                               BPS3101 Genomics
                                                                                                                                                                                               BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology

         Notes *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | 1BCH4040 is highly recommended. A minimum CGPA of 6.5 is required. | Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science require a minimum of 12 course units from
         the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available with this program. | The minimum CGPA required to be in good academic standing is 5.0.

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MAJOR IN BIOCHEMISTRY (60 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (24 units)                                            2ND YEAR (15 units)                                            3RD YEAR (15 units)                                            4TH YEAR (6 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                                 CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                                   BCH3170 Molecular Biology                                      6 units from (Fall or Winter):
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                     CHM2132 Physical Chemistry for the Life                        BCH3356 Molecular Biology Laboratory                           BCH41012 Human Genome Structure and
         completed)                                                     Sciences                                                                                                                      Function
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal                             MAT2379 Introduction to Biostatistics                                                                                         BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry
         Biology                                                                                                                                                                                      BCH41222 Structural Biology of Proteins
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry                                                                                                                                                              BCH4123 Pathological Chemistry
         or                                                                                                                                                                                           BCH4124 Carbohydrates and Glycobiology
FALL

         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry                                                                                                                                                              BCH41252 Cellular Regulation and Control
         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)                                                                                                                                                              BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology
         MAT1330 Calculus for the Life Sciences I                                                                                                                                                     BCH41881 Nucleic Acids - Structure and
         PHY1321 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                                              Functions
         or                                                                                                                                                                                           BCH4300 Selected Topics in Biochemistry
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I                                                                                                                                                              BPS31012 Genomics
         ( if 4U Physics not completed)                                                                                                                                                               BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology
                                                                                                                                                                                                      CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Biocatalysis
         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                           BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry                           BCH3120 General Intermediary Metabolism
WINTER

         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                    BIO2133 Genetics                                               BCH3125 Protein Structure and Function
         MAT1332 Calculus for the Life Sciences II                                                                                     BCH3346 Biochemistry Laboratory II
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II

         Notes 1This course may not be available every year. | 2A maximum of 3 course units may be selected amongst these courses. | *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | Please note that all programs in the Faculty of Science
         require a minimum of 12 course units from the faculties of Arts, Education, Law, Social Sciences or the Telfer School of Management. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available when taken as part of an honours degree.

 MINOR IN BIOCHEMISTRY (39 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (12 units)                                            2ND YEAR (9 units)                                             3RD YEAR (12 units)                                             4TH YEAR (6 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                                 CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                                   BCH3170 Molecular Biology                                       3 units from the list below2
         (register to this course if 4U Biology not                                                                                    3 course units from the list below2
         completed)
         BIO1130 Introduction to Organismal
FALL

         Biology
         CHM1311 Principles of Chemistry
         or
         CHM1301 Principles of Chemistry
         (if 4U Chemistry not completed)

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell Biology                           BCH2333 Introduction to Biochemistry                           BCH3120 General Intermediary Metabolism                         3 units from the list below2
WINTER

         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                    BIO2133 Genetics                                               BCH3125 Protein Structure and Function

         Notes * This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | 1This course may not be available every year. | 2At least 9 course units from the following list must be completed: BCH3346, BCH3356, BCH4101, BCH41221,
         BCH4125, BIO3124, BIO3153, BPS3101, CHM2132, MAT2379, 3 optional course units in BCH at the 4000 level, 3 optional course units in MIC at the 4000 level.

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BIOCHEMISTRY AND                                                                                UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                STUDIES (BACHELOR)
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING                                                                            Honours BSc in Biochemistry / BASc in
                                                                                                Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)c

(BIOTECHNOLOGY)                                                                                     : 	Cooperative education is offered as
                                                                                                c

                                                                                                         part of an honours bachelor degree.

Learn how living organisms grow and develop and how we can use this knowledge to create
manufacturing processes, chemical products or life-saving drugs. Did you know that cheese,
                                                                                                GRADUATE PROGRAMS
yogurt and beer are all biotechnology products? So are insulin and the chickenpox vaccine,      (MASTERS AND PhD)
both of which have saved or improved the lives of millions. The biotechnology program covers
                                                                                                Master and doctorate in allied disciplines.
the areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics and more. Students in this program, offered
through the Departments of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences and Chemical and Biological
Engineering, obtain two degrees upon graduation, a BSc in biochemistry and a BASc in chemical
engineering.
                                                                                                CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                Biotechnologist • biomedical engineer •
                                                                                                biochemist • pharmaceutical researcher •
                                                                                                chemical engineer • patent law specialist •
                                                                                                quality control engineer

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HONOURS BSc IN BIOCHEMISTRY / BASc IN CHEMICAL ENGINEERING (BIOTECHNOLOGY)
 (189 UNITS)
         1ST YEAR (30 units)                               2ND YEAR (36 units)                               3RD YEAR (39 units)                               4TH YEAR (48 units)                                           5TH YEAR (36 units)

         BIO1109* Principles of Biology                    CHM2120 Organic Chemistry II                      BCH3170 Molecular Biology                         BCH40404 Honours Research –                                   CHG3337 Data Collection and
         (register to this course if 4U                    CHM2123 Laboratory of Organic                     BCH3356 Molecular Biology                         Biochemistry (Fall and Winter)                                Interpretation
         Biology not completed)                            Chemistry II                                      Laboratory                                        BCH4172 Topics in Biotechnology                               CHG4116 Chemical
         BIO1130 Introduction to                           ENG1112 Technical Report                          BIO3124 General Microbiology                      BCH49325 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and                       Engineering Laboratory
         Organismal Biology                                Writing (Fall or Winter)                                                                            Winter)
                                                                                                             BIO3153 Cell Biology                                                                                            CHG4305 Advanced Materials
         CHM1311 Principles of                             GNG11062 Fundamentals of                          CHG2312 Fluid Flow                                CHG3316 Transport Phenomena                                   in Chemical Engineering
         Chemistry
                                                           Engineering Computation (Fall                     CHG2317 Introduction to                           CHG3324 Fundamentals and                                      CHG4343 Computer-
         or                                                or Winter)                                        Chemical Process Analysis and                     Applications of Chemical Engineering                          Aided Design in Chemical
         CHM1301 Principles of                             MAT2377 Probability and                           Design                                            Thermodynamics                                                Engineering
         Chemistry (if 4U Chemistry not                    Statistics for Engineers                          HIS2129 Technology, Society                                                                                     CHG4381 Biochemical
         completed)                                                                                                                                            CHG3331 Application of Mathematical
                                                                                                             and Environment since 1800                        Methods to Chemical Engineering                               Engineering
         MAT1320 Calculus I                                MAT2384 Ordinary Differential                     (Winter)
                                                           Equations and Numerical                                                                             CHG3335 Process Control                                       CHG4900 Thesis and seminars
         MAT1341 Introduction to Linear                    Methods                                           or                                                                                                              (Fall or Winter)
         Algebra                                                                                             PHI2394 Scientific Thought and                    6 course units from:
                                                           ECO1192 Engineering Economics                                                                       BPS3101 Genomics (Fall)                                       or
         PHY1121 Fundamentals of                           (Fall or Winter)                                  Social Values (Fall)
                                                                                                                                                               or                                                            6 course units of technical
         Physics I                                                                                                                                                                                                           electives7
                                                           or                                                                                                  BCH4101 Human Genome Structure and
         or                                                GNG2101 Introduction to                                                                                                                                           3 course units of technical
                                                                                                                                                               Function (Fall)
         PHY1331 Principles of Physics I (if               product development and                                                                                                                                           electives7 (Fall or Winter)
         4U Physics not completed)                         management for engineers                                                                            or
                                                           and computer scientists (Fall or                                                                    BCH4125 Cellular Regulation and Control
                                                                                                                                                               (Winter)
FALL

                                                           Winter)
                                                           3 course units of complementary                                                                     BCH4116 Analytical Biochemistry
                                                           studies electives3 (Fall or Winter)                                                                 (Winter)
                                                                                                                                                               BCH41226 Structural Biology of Proteins
                                                                                                                                                               (Fall)
                                                                                                                                                               BCH4123 Pathological Chemistry (Winter)
                                                                                                                                                               BCH4124 Carbohydrates and
                                                                                                                                                               Glycobiology (Winter)
                                                                                                                                                               BCH41886 (Fall) Nucleic Acids – Structure
                                                                                                                                                               and Functions (Fall)
                                                                                                                                                               BCH4300 Selected Topics in Biochemistry
                                                                                                                                                               (Winter)
                                                                                                                                                               BPS4121 Biosynthesis and Natural
                                                                                                                                                               Product Derived Medicines (Fall)
                                                                                                                                                               BPS4129 Advanced Chemical Biology
                                                                                                                                                               (Winter)
                                                                                                                                                               CHM4139 Enzyme Chemistry and
                                                                                                                                                               Biocatalysis (Fall)

         BIO1140 Introduction to Cell                      BCH2333 Introduction to                           BCH3120 General Intermediary                      BCH40404 Honours Research –                                   CHG4244 Plant Design
         Biology                                           Biochemistry                                      Metabolism                                        Biochemistry (Fall and Winter)                                Project
         CHG11251 Chemical Engineering                     BIO2133 Genetics                                  BCH3125 Protein Structure and                     BCH49325 Biochemistry Seminar (Fall and                       CHG4307 Clean Processes
         Fundamentals                                      CHM2330 Physical Chemistry:                       Function                                          Winter)                                                       and Sustainable
                                                           Introduction to the Molecular                                                                                                                                     Development
WINTER

         CHM1321 Organic Chemistry I                                                                         BCH3346 Biochemistry
         MAT1322 Calculus II                               Properties of Matter                              Laboratory II                                                                                                   GNG4170 Engineering Law
         PHY1122 Fundamentals of                           CHM2354 Analytical Chemistry                      CHG2314 Heat Transfer
         Physics II                                                                                          Operations
         or                                                                                                  3 course units of complementary
         PHY1322 Principles of Physics II                                                                    studies electives3
         (if 4U Physics not completed)                                                                       MAT2322 Calculus III for
                                                                                                             Engineers (Fall or Winter)

                                                                                                                                                               CHG3111 Unit Operations
                                                                                                                                                               CHG3112 Process Synthesis, Design and
SUMMER

                                                                                                                                                               Economics
                                                                                                                                                               CHG3122 Chemical Engineering Practice
                                                                                                                                                               CHG3127 Chemical Reaction Engineering
                                                                                                                                                               CHG3326 Principles of Phase Equilibria
                                                                                                                                                               and Chemical Reaction Equilibria

         Notes 1CHG1125 must be taken during the first or second year; first year is recommended. | 2It is recommended that GNG1106 be taken in first or second year. | 3For a complete list of complementary studies electives, consult the Faculty of
         Engineering website. | 4During the fourth year, the student must either do a research project (BCH4040), or take nine additional units among the 3000 or 4000 level courses in BCH, BIO, BPS, CMM, CHM, PHA, PHS or MIC. The research project is highly
         recommended for students who intend to pursue a career in research, but a CGPA of 6.5 is required to be eligible for the project. | 5This course runs from September to April. | 6This course may not be available every year. | 7Consult the list of technical
         electives in the regular Chemical Engineering program. | *This course is beyond the requirements of the programs in science. | Co-operative education and the extended French stream are available with this program. | The minimum CGPA required to
         be in good academic standing is 6.0.

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UNDERGRADUATE
                                                                                                            STUDIES (BACHELOR)
                                                                                                            Honours BSc in Biologyc
                                                                                                            Options: Cellular/Molecularc, Ecology/
                                                                                                            Evolution/Behaviourc and Physiologyc
                                                                                                            Major in Biologyc
                                                                                                            Minor in Biologycp
                                                                                                            c
                                                                                                                : 	Cooperative education is offered as
                                                                                                                    part of four-year honours bachelor
                                                                                                                    degrees.
                                                                                                            cp
                                                                                                                :	Complementary program offered
                                                                                                                   only as a second discipline.
                                                                                                                   Registration starts in second year.

                                                                                                            GRADUATE PROGRAMS
                                                                                                            (MASTERS AND PhD)
                                                                                                            Master of Science (MSc)
                                                                                                            Doctorate (PhD)

                                                                                                            CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                                                                                            Assessment officer (conservation,
                                                                                                            risk management) • wildlife biologist •
                                                                                                            research assistant in university,
                                                                                                            government or industry laboratory •
                                                                                                            consultant • policy analyst •
                                                                                                            microbiologist • forensic scientist •
                                                                                                            ecotoxicologist • science writer •
                                                                                                            educator (elementary, secondary,
                                                                                                            college, university) • laboratory
                                                                                                            technician • MSc and PhD programs •
                                                                                                            MD and paramedical programs

BIOLOGY
Recent discoveries and new technologies are revolutionizing the                The honours in biology involves in-depth study of one or more biology
biological sciences, which increasingly require integrating knowledge          subdisciplines. You can choose a broad focus or zero in on one of the
across the full range of biological systems, from the gene to entire           three options (cellular and molecular biology; ecology, evolution and
ecosystems.                                                                    behaviour; or physiology). There’s also a compulsory independent
                                                                               research component designed to hone your critical analysis and
Our biology (BIO) programs give students both the intellectual tools
                                                                               communication skills while preparing you for graduate studies.
and the experience they need to generate new knowledge and
contribute to debates on issues as diverse as stem cell research, land         The major in biology introduces you to cell biology, genetics, evolution,
management, conservation and endangered species, genetically                   ecology, and physiology (both plant and animal) and, in combination
modified organisms as well as disease management and prevention.               with another major or minor, opens the way to graduate studies or to a
                                                                               career in the life sciences.
The program offers different learning methods: traditional classroom
instruction with field trips, innovative laboratory projects using state-of-   The minor in biology is a flexible program that allows students to select
the-art technologies and basic research with individual mentoring.             a subset of biology courses.

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