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 Winter and Spring semesters

These courses may be offered at Memorial but you will need to check with the chemistry department to be sure.

Also 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

Register for Chemistry 2400 in winter and this will act as prerequisite for Biochemistry courses helping you to finish on time.

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 2400
Biochemistry 2600

Biochemistry 2005(if not yet taken)
Biochemistry 2201
Biochemistry 2901
Medicine 310A
Statistics 2550

Biochemistry 3206
Biochemistry 3203
Medicine 310B
Biochemistry 3906*
Biochemistry 2200

Biochemistry 4301
Biochemistry elective(s)**

Biochemistry 4300
Biochemistry 3906*
Biochemistry electives(s)**

  • *Biochemistry 3906 could be deferred till fourth year.
  • ** At least 2 courses from Biochemistry 3052, 3108, 3402, 3600, 3907, 4002, 4105, 4200, 4230, 4240, 4241-4249, Biology 3050.
  • 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

Register for Chemistry 2400 in winter and then this will act as prerequisite for Biochemistry courses helping you to finish on time.

You could also take Biochemistry 2600 which would introduce you to some aspects of Biochemistry and which would serve as one of your Biochemistry specified electives.

The following general outline may help:

Biochemistry

Fall

Winter

 

Chemistry 2400
Biochemistry 2600
Chemistry 2100$

Biochemistry 2201
Biochemistry 2901
Medicine 310A*
Chemistry 2301 (if not yet taken)**
Chemistry 2401***

Biochemistry 3206
Medicine 310B*
Biochemistry 3105
Biochemistry 2200

Biochemistry 3207
Biochemistry electives****
Biochemistry 3907 (Fall) or Biochemistry 3906 (Winter)

Biochemistry 3108
Biochemistry electives****

  • $Chemistry 2100 is required in the program but can possibly be taken in a later semester. 
  • * or 2 courses from Biochemistry 2600, Biology 2060, 3050, Chemistry 4201, 4701 or Biochemistry courses at the 3000 or 4000 level.
  • **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.
  • *** Can be taken in any semeter that it is offered and fits your schedule and course prerequisites.
  • ****At least 3 courses chosen from Biochemistry 4002, 4101, 4103, 4104, 4105, 4200, 4201, 4230, 4231-4239 
  • You will not be able to take Biochemistry 4101, 4201, 4210 unless you have taken Biochemistry 3105 in 3rd year. 
  • 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.

 

 

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