Curriculum & Courses

Bachelor of Science - Cellular and Molecular Biology

For full course descriptions, use the online Academic Calendar.

Required courses:

  • BCEM 2201 - General Biochemistry
  • BCEM 3202 - Enzymes and Metabolic Systems
  • BIOL 1202 - Introduction to Cell Biology
  • BIOL 1204 - The Evolution of Eukaryotes
  • BIOL 2101 - Genetics
  • BIOL 2105 - Microbiology I
  • BIOL 2202 - Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BIOL 3101 - Molecular Genetics
  • BIOL 3102 - Cell Dynamics and Signalling
  • BIOL 3105 - Microbiology II
  • BIOL 3203 - Genomes
  • BIOL 4101 - Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology I
  • BIOL 4202 - Advanced Cellular and Molecular Biology II
  • BIOL 5301 - Evolution and Ecology Capstone
  • CHEM 1201 - General Chemistry - Structure and Bonding
  • CHEM 1202 - General Chemistry - Introduction to Quantitative Chemistry
  • CHEM 2101 - Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 2102 - Organic Chemistry II
  • MATH 1200 - Calculus for Scientists I
  • MATH 2233 - Statistics for Biological Sciences
  • PHIL 2223 - Bio Ethics
  • PHYS 1201 - Classical Physics I
  • PHYS 1202 - Classical Physics II
  • PHYS 1202 - Classical Physics II
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 1, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 3, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Tier 2
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • General Education Requirement Tier 3*
  • Four Electives
  • Three Approved Option

*Tier 3 General Education courses must be taken from at least two of the four thematic clusters.


Approved 3-credit options must include three of the following:

  • BCEM 3201 - Protein Biochemistry
  • BIOL 2203 - Human Anatomy
  • BIOL 2213 - Principles of Ecology and Evolution
  • BIOL 3103 - Introduction to Biophysics
  • BIOL 3104 - Human Physiology I
  • BIOL 3106 - Evolutionary Biology
  • BIOL 3107 - Evolution in Health and Disease
  • BIOL 3204 - Histology
  • BIOL 3205 - Human Physiology II
  • BIOL 4209 - Neuroscience
  • BIOL 4310 - Molecular Ecology
  • CHEM 2301 - Analytical Chemistry I: Quantitative Analysis
  • CHEM 2302 - Analytical Chemistry II: Introduction to Instrumental Analysis