Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics

Co-op

(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

Research

Education

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

Biotechnology

Embryology​

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

Academic and Work Terms for Molecular Biology and Genetics

Requirements

Enrolment in this program is limited. Selection is based on academic achievement and an interview but requires, as a minimum, submission of the on-line application by the stated deadline, completion of Level II of the Honours Molecular Biology and Genetics program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 and completion of the following courses:

 

9 units from the following: 

BIOLOGY 2B03 - Cell Biology

BIOLOGY 2EE3 - Introduction to Microbiology and Biotechnology

MOLBIOL 2C03 - Genetics

 

6 units from the following:

BIOLOGY 2A03 - Integrative Physiology of Animals

BIOLOGY 2D03 - Plant Biodiversity and Biotechnology

BIOLOGY 2F03 - Fundamental and Applied Ecology

 

6 units from the following:

CHEM 2OA3 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2OB3 - Organic Chemistry II

 

3 units

STATS 2B03 - Statistical Methods for Science

 

3 units from the following:

PHYSICS 1A03 - Introductory Physics

PHYSICS 1C03 - Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences

 

1 course

SCIENCE 2C00 - Skills for Career Success in Science

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