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Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics

(B. Sc)

Through course and laboratory work, students have the opportunity to investigate various subjects such as microbiology, developmental biology, evolutionary processes, animal and plant diseases, bioinformatics, and gene regulation using the application of topics within the field of molecular biology and genetics. Additionally, students explore concepts such as the human genome and cancer with a large emphasis on genetics.


Future Pathways

Graduate Studies



Professional School (Medical, Law, Dental, etc.)



Forensic Science

Genetic Counselling 

Notable Professors

Juliet Daniel - Catenins and transcription factors in normal cell growth, cancer and development

Marie Elliot - microbial development and antibiotic production

André Bédard - Control of cell proliferation and transformation

Suleiman Igdoura - Role of sialidase in human disease

Examples of

Upper Year Courses

BIOLOGY 2B03 - Cell Biology

BIOLOGY 2EE3 - Introduction to Microbiology and Biotechnology

BIOLOGY 3S03 - An Introduction to Bioinformatics

MOLBIOL 2C03 - Genetics

MOLBIOL 3B03 - Advanced Cell Biology

MOLBIOL 3O03 - Microbial Genetics

MOLBIOL 3V03 - Techniques in Molecular Genetics

CHEM 2OA3 - Organic Chemistry I


CHEM 2OB3 - Organic Chemistry II


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:


6 units from the following with an average of at least 6.0 (between the courses) is required:

BIOLOGY 1A03 - Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOLOGY 1M03 - Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity


6 units from the following:

CHEM 1A03 - Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM 1AA3 - Introductory Chemistry II


3 units from the following:

MATH 1A03 - Calculus For Science I 

MATH 1LS3 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I


3 units from the following:

PHYSICS 1A03 - Introductory Physics

PHYSICS 1C03 - Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences


6 units from the Science I Course List



For more information, please visit the Academic Calendar below:

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