Co-op, Minors, Certificates and Engineering Concurrent Programs for Students



Co-operative Education Program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Co-op Academic Advisor:  Dr. H-S. Ro, Email:

Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a program where academic study in a science subject is combined with paid career-related work experience. Students undertake three work-terms interspersed with their academic study terms. Co-op degree programs enable students to apply their knowledge directly while providing them with work experience that assists in making educated career choices.

Co-op is available to students in BSc (120 credit hour) Honours or Major programs in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, or in Combined Honours or Double Major programs with Biochemistry and Molecular Biology as the primary subject. The number of students admitted into Co-op each year is limited. A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for admission and for continuation in the Co-op program. Students must be eligible to work in Canada.

Students normally apply to join Co-op during their first year of study. Students must apply before April 15, and it is strongly recommended that interested students meet with their Departmental Co-op advisor early in the Winter term of their first year. If accepted into Co-op, students must register for, and attend the Science Co-op Seminar Series (SCIE 2800.00) in the Fall term of the year they join.

Details are available from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Co-op Academic Advisor and from the Co-operative Education office For more information on Co-op Education in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, please see the Departmental webpage


Minors available to students in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Minor programs allow students to develop subject specialties in addition to their major or honours subjects. Minors in other subjects are normally added to 120 credit hour programs (including Co-op).

Students in a BSc (120 credit hour) program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology may choose to include a Minor selected from the list of approved Minors. Courses counted toward a Major or Honours subject cannot be used to fulfill the requirements of a Minor program.


In combination with a BSc in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, students may obtain one or more Certificates. A Certificate indicates that a student has achieved a certain level of proficiency in a given area or subspecialty. Courses counted toward a Major, Honours or Minor subject may also be used to fulfill the requirements of a Certificate. Students must apply to the Certificate Coordinator to be considered for a Certificate. Certificates are awarded upon graduation and are noted on the student’s academic transcript.

A complete list of Faculty of Science Certificates and requirements can be found at Faculty of Science - Certificates. Students may also work toward obtaining Certificates offered by other Faculties; some of these are listed in the College of Arts and Science Degree Requirements section.

Certificates of particular interest to students enrolled in a Major or Honours program in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology include: