Biochemistry

Bachelor of science with a major in biochemistry

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in biochemistry will normally take the following courses in their first year

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1000 (1090)1Mathematics 1001 (1000)1
Chemistry 10502Chemistry 10512
Physics 1050 (1020)3,4Physics 1051 (1021)3,4
Biology 1001 or elective4Biology 1002 or elective4
English 10905critical reading & writing (CRW) course5
  1. Selection of a mathematics course depends on a student’s background and ability. You should refer to the math course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester course. If you're completing Mathematics 1090/1000 will also be required to complete Mathematics 1001.
  2. Selection of a chemistry course depends on a your background and ability. You should refer to the chemistry course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester course. If you are not able to register for Chemistry 1050 in the fall semester, you can take Chemistry 1010 in the fall and Chemistry 1050 in the winter semester. In order to complete the biochemistry major within four years, review the following information about completing the first-year chemistry courses:
    • You must be eligible for Chemistry 2400 in the fall semester of second year.
    • All biochemistry majors must pass Chemistry 1051 with a grade of 60% or Chemistry 1001 with a grade of 65% as this is a prerequisite for Chemistry 2301 which must be completed in second year. 
    • It is strongly recommended that Chemistry 1051 be completed before beginning the second year of studies. It will be possible to take Chemistry 1051 in the spring semester. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.
  3. Selection of a physics course depends on your background and ability. You should refer to the physics course criteria chart prior to selecting your first-semester course. If you're registered in Physics 1050, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090). If you're registered in Physics 1051, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1001. It is recommended that students who wish to pursue future studies in biophysics or related fields or are considering postgraduate health professional programs take Physics 1050 as their first physics course.
  4. Biochemistry majors are required to complete biology and physics. Although you may complete biology or physics along with an elective in first year, it is recommended that both biology and physics be taken in the first year with no elective.
  5. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.
Bachelor of science with a major in nutrition

Students pursuing a bachelor of science with a major in nutrition will normally take the following courses in their first year:

FALL SEMESTERWINTER SEMESTER
Mathematics 1090 (or 1000)1Mathematics 1000 or elective*
Chemistry 1050**Chemistry 10512
Physics 1020 (1050)3Physics 1021 (1051)3
Biology 1001Biology 1002
English 10904CRW course4
  1. You may complete Mathematics 1000 in the fall semester and an elective in the winter semester.
  2. If you are not eligible to register for Chemistry 1050 in the fall semester, you can take Chemistry 1010 in the fall  and Chemistry 1050 in the winter semester. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.
    • You must be eligible for Chemistry 2400 in the fall semester of second year.
    • The prerequisite for Chemistry 2400 is a minimum of 60% in Chemistry 1051, or Chemistry 1010 and 1011 with a grade of at least 80% in each; or Chemistry 1011 with a grade of at least 85%; or Chemistry 1001 (Grenfell) with a grade of at least 65%.
    • It is strongly recommended that Chemistry 1051 be completed before beginning the second year of studies. It will be possible to take Chemistry 1051 in the spring semester. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete Chemistry 1200/1001 in their first year.
  3. If you're registered in Physics 1050, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1000 (not 1090). If you're registered in Physics 1051, you must also be registered in Mathematics 1001.
  4. You are required to complete six credit hours in CRW courses, including at least three credit hours in English courses. Students attending Grenfell Campus will normally complete English 1000/1001 in their first year.

Contact information

For assistance with course selection, contact the Academic Advising Centre.

For additional program information, visit the Department of Biochemistry or contact Donna Hunt.

Contact

Undergraduate Admissions and Programs

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Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000