Ontario’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve. Changes will likely occur as the province and its municipalities adjust to new data about the virus. In these circumstances, please be advised that the manner of delivery of courses, co-curricular opportunities, programs, and services is subject to change, in accordance with university policies. The University thanks its students, faculty, and staff for their flexibility during these challenging times as we work together to maintain the standards of excellence that are the hallmark of the University.


Students in the M.Sc are required to take the equivalent of 1/2 elective credits as part of their degree requirements. They also must attend seminars as part of BCH2020L.

Students in the Ph.D. are required to take the equivalent of 1 1/2 elective credits are part of their degree requirements. They also must attend seminars as part of BCH2022L.

*For all graduate students 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,  Alex Palazzo.