Minor Program

Minor in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Departmental requirements:

  • 18 credit hours in advanced level BIOC.

Note: Some non-BIOC courses such as BIOL 2020, BIOL 2030, CHEM 2401 and CHEM 2402 are required for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology degree programs. These non-BIOC courses cannot be counted as part of the 18 BIOC credit hours required for a minor.

Minors and Other Programs

A minor in any subject within the Faculty of Arts and Science will now be available to BSc students. Minors can be added to major or honours degree programs. For most subjects, a minor will require a minimum of 18 credit hours beyond the 1000-level in the minor subject in addition to the normal requirements for the major or honours program (no double counting of credit hours). Existing minors available in subjects outside the Faculty of Arts and Science remain unchanged.

Minor programs allow students to develop subject specialities, especially ones taught outside their main Faculty, that complement their major or honours subjects. Minors are normally added to a four-year major or concentrated honours program. If a minor is added to a double major or a combined honours program, students may find that they need to take more than 120 credit hours to complete all of their degree requirements. Combined with a four-year degree program in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, minor programs are available in the following subject areas.

Minor Subject Areas

  • Business (BA or BSc)
  • Canadian Studies (BSc only)
  • Community Design (BA or BSc)
  • Computer Science (BSc only)
  • Environmental Studies (BA or BSc)
  • Film Studies (BA or BSc)
  • Food Science (BSc only)
  • Health Studies (BA only)
  • Journalism (BA or BSc)
  • Law and Society (BA only)
  • Management (BA or BSc)

Any student wishing to pursue a minor in these subjects should consult with the College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements section of the Undergraduate Calendar as well as the particular subject area of the calendar.