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Honours BSc (Bioinformatics Major)(TB)

A student may enter, proceed in and graduate from the Honours BSc program in accordance with enter, proceed and graduate from the Honours BSc program in accordance with stipulations in the University Regulations section and the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Faculty Regulations section of the Calendar. All course choices in fourth year must be approved by the program co-ordinator.

In order to remain in the program, students must maintain at least an overall B (70%) average in the Core Courses taken in the program. (Students should refer to the Faculty of Science and Environmental Studies Faculty Regulations regarding the major average.) By March 15 of their third year, students eligible to enter the fourth year of the HBSc program, and who intend to fulfill the thesis requirement in the next academic year must (a) have a faculty advisor, (b) have a topic approved by the advisor, and (c) submit a one-page report, outlining the thesis proposal, to the program co-ordinator.

 

First Year:
(a) Biology 1110
(b) Chemistry 1110 and 1130
(c) Computer Science 1411 and 1431
(d) Mathematics 1171 and 1172
(e) Physics 1211 and 1212
(f) One-half FCE elective from Type A or Type B course lists (One of English 1015, 1016, or 1115 recommended)

Second Year:
(a) Biology 2171, 2230, 2711, 2910
(b) Chemistry 2211 and 2231
(c) Computer Science 2412
(d) Mathematics 2255
(e) Physics 2331
(f) One-half FCE from Type E course list

Third Year:
(a) Bioinformatics 3711/Chemistry 3711
(b) Biology 3135
(c) Chemistry 2411, 3251, 3271
(d) Computer Science 2477
(d) Mathematics 2111, 3332, 3334
(e) One-half FCE elective

Fourth Year:
(a) Bioinformatics 4111, 4901 and 1.5 FCE elective from the List of Recommended Electives (below) or Bioinformatics 4501 and 2.0 FCE electives from the List of Recommended Electives (see Note 1)
(b) Biology 3330
(c) Computer Science 3413 and 4411
(d) Physics 3511 or Chemistry 4191/Bioinformatics 4191)

Note: It is strongly recommended that students considering graduate school choose the Bioinformatics 4111, 4901 option.

Note: The Indigenous Content Requirement is being met by the inclusion of 0.5 FCE chosen from the list of Type E courses taken as an elective in the 2nd year of the program.

 

Bioinformatics Core Courses
The major average in Bioinformatics will be calculated on all required Core Courses of the HBSc or four-year BSc:

Bioinformatics 3711 - Bioinformatics
either Bioinformatics 4191 - Special Topics in Biological Chemistry or Physics 3511
either Bioinformatics 4501 - Senior Project or Bioinformatics 4111 - Research Seminars and Bioinformatics 4901 - Honours Thesis

Biology 1110 - Animal Biology
Biology 2171 - Genetics
Biology 2230 - Cell Biology
Biology 2711 - Biology of Microorganisms
Biology 2910 - Laboratory Biology
Biology 3135 - Molecular Genetics
Biology 3330 - Molecular Biology of Development

Chemistry 1110 - Modern Chemistry I
Chemistry 1130 - Modern Chemistry II
Chemistry 2211 - Organic Chemistry I
Chemistry 2231 - Organic Chemistry II
Chemistry 2411 - Physical Chemistry I
Chemistry 3251 - Biochemistry I
Chemistry 3271 - Biochemistry II

Computer Science 1411 - Computer Programming I
Computer Science 1431 - Computer Programming II
Computer Science 2412 - Data Structures
Computer Science 2477 - Object Oriented Programming
Computer Science 3413 - Database Management Systems
Computer Science 4411 - Programming Languages

Mathematics 1171 - Calculus I
Mathematics 1172 - Calculus II
Mathematics 2111 - Differential Equations
Mathematics 2255 - Linear Algebra I
Mathematics 3332 - Introduction to Mathematical Probability
Mathematics 3334 - Introduction to Mathematical Statistics

Physics 1101 - Introductory Physics
Physics 2331 - Modern Physics I


List of Recommended Electives
Biology 3138 - Molecular Anthropology I
Biology 4230 - Cancer Biology
Chemistry 3231 - Organic Chemistry III
Chemistry 3451 - Physical Chemistry III
Chemistry 4131 - Special Topic
Chemistry 4710 - Advanced Research Methodology
Computer Science 4471 - Computer Graphics
Computer Science 4475 - Topics in Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science 4478 - Object-Oriented Design and Methodology
Mathematics 2275 - Linear Algebra II
Mathematics 3351 - Applied Numerical Methods
Mathematics 3371 - Computational Linear Algebra and Numerical Approximation I