Professor and Head
P. Davis

1. The degree of Master of Science is offered in Biochemistry or Food Science to full-time and part-time students.

2. The admission requirements for the graduate programs in Biochemistry and Food Science are as given under General Regulations governing M.Sc. degrees. Depending on the background and/or area of specialization, a candidate's program may include additional courses taken for credit in Biochemistry, Food Science or related subjects.

3. The program of a candidate for the M.Sc. degree shall be the responsibility of the supervisory committee, composed of the Supervisor and at least two other faculty members recommended with the concurrence of the Supervisor by the Head of the department or delegate.

4. It is the responsibility of the student to arrange regular meetings with their supervisory committee. An annual report, prepared by the Supervisor and signed by all members of the supervisory committee, is required to be given to the Head of the department or delegate.

5. All graduate students are expected to attend and participate in the departmental seminars.

6. A student completing an M.Sc. degree will be required to present a seminar on his/her research area. The seminar will normally take place during the last semester of the student's program.

Any deficiencies noted during the seminar should be carefully considered by the student and the supervisory committee prior to submission of the thesis for final examination.


In accordance with Senate’s Policy Regarding Inactive Courses, courses which have not been offered in the previous three academic years and which are not scheduled to be offered in the current academic year have been removed from the following listing. For information about any of these inactive courses, please contact the Head of the Department.

A series of advanced courses in the areas outlined below will be offered. Normally only one course will be offered per semester.

6200. Current Biochemical Research Topics I
6210. Current Biochemical Research Topics II
6400. Control of Intermediary Metabolism
6450. Proteins
6530. Food Biochemistry
6590. Molecular Biology I (Cross listed as Biology 6590 and Medicine 6590), Prerequisites: Biology 4241, Biochemistry 4100 (or equivalent)
6593. Selected Readings in Molecular Biology (Cross listed as Biology 6593), Prerequisites or Co-requisites: Biology 6590, 6591/Biochemistry 6590, 6591/Medicine 6590, 6591 (or equivalent)
6630. Marine Biochemistry
6650. Science and Technology of Seafoods
6660. Industrial Microbiology
6670. Biological Waste Treatment
6680. Processing and Quality of Foods

Last modified on June 4, 2003 by R. Bruce

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