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What if I fail Chemistry 2400?

How can I complete my biochemistry degree on time if I fail Chemistry 2400?

First, go and ask to review your examination in Chemistry 2400. Discuss the advisability of applying for a re-read with your chemistry professor (a re-read will cost money).

In the event that you still have a failing grade in Chemistry 2400, here are some options:



(A) Take Chemistry 2400/2401 during Spring semester

Although not offered at Memorial, courses are offered at other Universities for which you could get transfer credit for Chemistry 2400/2401. You will need to make sure that the courses are eligible for transfer credit by talking to our Chemistry Department. Yes, these will cost money and may interfere with your plans for summer employment. Which to do is a decision that you will have to make.

If you hope to complete an honours degree in Biochemistry, this is really the only option that will help you to finish on time.



(B) If you plan to complete a Biochemistry (Nutrition) major

See if you can still register for Chemistry 2440. There may be space. If there is, then this will act as prerequisite for Biochemistry courses and you will be able to finish on time. (However, if you wish to obtain a credit for Chemistry 2400 and 2401, you would need to take them in fourth year as shown for the Biochemistry major below.)

You should also take Biochemistry 2600 which will introduce you to some aspects of Biochemistry.

The following general outline should then see you through:

Biochemistry (Nutrition)

Fall

Winter

 

Chemistry 2440
Biochemistry 2600

Biochemistry 2005(if not yet taken)
Biochemistry 2101
Biochemistry 310A

Biochemistry 3106
Biochemistry 3203
Biochemistry 310B
Biochemistry 3402*
Biochemistry 2100

Biochemistry 4301
Biochemistry elective(s)

Biochemistry 4300
Biochemistry 3402*
Biochemistry electives(s)

  • *Biochemistry 3402 could be deferred till fourth year but we recommend that you take the course while you remember your Organic Chemistry.
  • NOTE: You will have to make sure that you complete 40 courses for your degree. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that you meet all applicable University Regulations.

NOTE: The Department of Biochemistry cannot guarantee that the above schedule will in all cases work. Course scheduling is subject to change and cannot be predicted in advance. At the present time, we believe that this should work.



(C) If you plan to complete a Biochemistry major

See if you can still register for Chemistry 2440. There may be space. If there is, then this will act as prerequisite for Biochemistry courses and you may be able to finish on time.

You could also take Biochemistry 2600 which will introduce you to some aspects of Biochemistry.

The following general outline may help:

Biochemistry

Fall

Winter

 

Chemistry 2440
Biochemistry 2600

Biochemistry 2101
Medicine 310A
Chemistry 2100$
Chemistry 2301 (if not yet taken)*

Biochemistry 3106
Medicine 310B
Biochemistry 3105
Biochemistry 2100

Chemistry 2400
Biochemistry 3107
Biochemistry electives**

Chemistry 2401
Biochemistry 3108
Biochemistry electives**

  • $Chemistry 2100 is required in the program but can be taken in a later semester. (Note: Chemistry 2100 will clash with Biochemistry 2100 if both are taken in the same semester)
  • *If you do not complete Chemistry 2301 in second year it must be done in the Fall of your third year or you will find it very difficult to finish in three more semesters.
  • NOTE: You will lose the credit for Chemistry 2440 as soon as you complete Chemistry 2400.
  • **At least 4 courses chosen from Biochemistry 2600, 3203, 4002, 4101, 4103, 4104, 4200, 4201, 4230-4239  NOTE: You will have to make sure that you complete 40 courses for your degree. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure that you meet all applicable University Regulations.
  • You could complete Chemistry 2210 in second year if you wish to complete a minor in Chemistry. This course often has schedule conflicts with 3rd and 4th year courses.
  • You will not be able to take Biochemistry 4101, 4201, 4210 unless you have taken Biochemistry 3105 in 3rd year.

NOTE: The Department of Biochemistry cannot guarantee that the above schedule will in all cases work. Course scheduling is subject to change and cannot be predicted in advance. At the present time, we believe that this should work.

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