14 full courses or their equivalent, including at least five 400-series courses.

First Year

(BIO120H1, BIOH130H1) ; (CHM135H1,CHM136H1)/CHM151Y1; and (MAT135H1, MAT136H1)/MAT137Y1/MAT157Y1

First or Second Year


Second Year

BCH242Y1; BIO230H1/BIO255H1; STA220H1; CHM247H1/CHM249H1; BIO260H1/HMB265H1*

*Alternatively BIO260H1 may be taken in third year (due to timetable conflicts BIO260H1 may not be taken in 2nd year)

Third Year

BCH340H1; (BCH377H1, BCH378H1); MGY311Y1

Fourth Year

  1. BCH478H1
  2. Four half courses from the following list, including at least two BCH courses: BCH422H1/BCH425H1/BCH426H1/BCH428H1/BCH440H1/BCH441H1/BCH444H1/
  3. BCH372Y1/BCH374Y1/BCH472Y1/BCH473Y1: One full credit from these optional research project courses may be taken for the specialist program. Additional BCH research project courses can be taken as part of the 20 full credits needed for your degree.

**CHM220H1 is highly recommended for students who are interested in pursuing studies in the physical aspects of biochemistry such as structural biology and molecular biophysics.