Please read the latest message from the Chair with regards to the Department’s response to the Covid19 Pandemic.

Several graduate courses were initially postponed however the organizers of one of them have decided to move forward at the regularly scheduled time. I will be approaching the organizers of the other two to set up times for them to run. If your students were enrolled in one of these classes and they need to fulfill their elective credits by the end of the summer, they should contact Alex Palazzo and Carrie Harber as soon as possible.


Students in the M.Sc are required to take the equivalent of 1/2 credit as part of their degree requirements.
*excludes 1400 level courses unless approved by the Graduate Coordinator.

Students in the Ph.D. are required to take the equivalent of 1 1/2 credits are part of their degree requirements.
– Only ONE (BCH / JBB / JBZ / JNR) 1400 level series of courses is permitted for Ph.D. course requirements
*For all graduate students entering in Fall 2017 and thereafter, the Graduate Professional Development module is only available to Ph.D. students in year 2 and beyond

Ph.D. Candidacy information: 
Doctoral students are subject to the School of Graduate Studies policy on “Timely Completion of Graduate Program Requirements”. A PhD doctoral student is expected to have completed all program requirements exclusive of thesis by the following point in the program:

Ph.D., four year program – end of third year
PhD., five year program (direct entry and M.Sc. transfers) – end of fourth year

Full details can be found on the SGS website at:

The Biochemistry department offers 1/4 credit topic courses, BCH 2024H, click on the links to the right for details of previous and upcoming offerings.

Students may also take courses from other Departments, with the permission of the Graduate coordinator,  Angus McQuibban