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Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Joint Major

Bachelor of Science

This Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) major program is offered jointly by the Department of Chemistry and Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

Admission Requirements

Entry requires permission of both Departments.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Canal
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D102 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D103 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D109 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D110 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D112 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D113 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D114 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D115 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 M Khaled Arafeh
We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
D207 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2980, Surrey
CHEM 126 - General Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Experiments in chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, qualitative analysis, electrochemistry and chemical kinetics. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Julie Lunniss
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA04 Julie Lunniss
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LA06 Julie Lunniss
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 7071, Burnaby
LC01 M Khaled Arafeh
Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC02 M Khaled Arafeh
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
LC05 M Khaled Arafeh
We 9:00 AM – 12:50 PM
SRYC 2780, Surrey
CHEM 215 - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry and Laboratory (4)

The principles of analytical chemistry and their practical application to solution samples. Titrimetric and electrochemical methods. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 and 126, both with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 210 or 216 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CHEM 230 - Inorganic Chemistry (3)

The chemistry of the elements and their inorganic compounds in terms of fundamental concepts of periodicity of properties, valence, ionization potential, electron affinity, electronegativity, stability of oxidation states, bonding, structure and stereochemistry. Co-ordination complexes and organometallic chemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 122 with a minimum grade of C-. Students who expect to take further courses in inorganic chemistry should take CHEM 230 concurrently with CHEM 236W. Quantitative.

CHEM 236W - Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (3)

An introduction to the synthetic and spectroscopic techniques used in the preparation and characterization of both main group and transition metal compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 126 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 230. Students with credit for CHEM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

CHEM 260 - Atoms, Molecules, Spectroscopy (4)

Elements of physical chemistry from the molecular point of view. Introduction to quantum chemistry, atomic and molecular structure, and spectroscopy. Prerequisite: CHEM 122, MATH 152, and PHYS 121, 126 or 141 (or PHYS 102 with a minimum grade of B), all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 232. PHYS 285 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 260. Quantitative.

CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

CHEM 283 - Organic Chemistry IIb (3)

An advanced treatment of Organic Chemistry II. Topics include dienes and their reactivity, conjugation and aromaticity, aromatic substitution reactions, carboxylic acids and their derivatives, ketones and aldehydes, biological molecules, radical reactions, organometallic reagents, pericyclic reactions and planning multi-step synthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 282 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Bennet
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
CHEM 286 - Organic Chemistry Laboratory II (2)

Laboratory work chosen to complement the lecture course. Prerequisite: CHEM 281 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 282 or 283. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Uwe Kreis
Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA06 Uwe Kreis
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
LA07 Uwe Kreis
Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8120, Burnaby
MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nils Bruin
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
OP03 TBD
BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Zamir Punja
Agata Becalska
Nadine Wicks
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D111 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D112 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
SSCB 8206, Burnaby
D115 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8210, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Onkar Bains
Edward Pokrishevsky
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 We 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D111 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D112 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D113 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D115 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D116 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D200 Ivona Mladenovic
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D201 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D202 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D203 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D204 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
LAS1 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
LAS2 Tu 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2960, Surrey
BISC 202 - Genetics (3)

Principles and concepts of the transmission of genetic information. Prerequisite: BISC 101 and 102 with a grade of C- or better.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lam
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D108 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D109 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D110 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
MBB 222 - Molecular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

The structure, function and synthesis of proteins, RNA and DNA and their interrelated biological functions within the cell. An introduction to molecular biology techniques and methods of protein purification and analysis. Prerequisite: or Corequisite CHEM 281.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michel Leroux
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
D106 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ingrid Northwood
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D108 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby

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MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
SRYC 3170, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

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STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
SRYC 2600, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP09 TBD
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158, with a minimum grade of C-. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Derek Bingham
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
SRYC 3310, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD
OP09 TBD

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PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Johnson
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D107 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D110 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D111 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hoi-Kwan Lau
Paul Haljan
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D104 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D107 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D109 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D111 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Andrei Frolov
Mo 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Karen Kavanagh
Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby

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PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

An enriched course in mechanics for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Special relativity and classical topics such as translational and rotational dynamics and conservation laws will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first-year courses. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

An enriched course in electromagnetism for students with good preparation in physics and mathematics. Classical topics such as waves, electricity and magnetism, as well as wave particle duality and the birth of Quantum Mechanics, will be given a much more sophisticated treatment than in our other first year courses. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve Dodge
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Andrei Frolov
Mo 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Karen Kavanagh
Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby

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PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Watkins
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 9416, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D106 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D115 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D116 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D200 Simin Bagheri Najmi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bernd Stelzer
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCP 8445.2, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D113 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
OP01 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
PHYS 132 - Physics Laboratory I (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in mechanics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Corequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125. Students with credit for PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 132 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA01 Andrei Frolov
Mo 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby
PHYS 133 - Physics Laboratory II (1)

Introduction to experimental physics with an emphasis on measurement and experimental design. Includes elementary experiments in electromagnetism and optics designed to support and enrich conceptual learning. Prerequisite: PHYS 132 or 140 or ENSC 120 (no substitutions), with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: PHYS 102 or 121 or 126. Students with credit for PHYS 141 may not take PHYS 133 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
LA03 Karen Kavanagh
Th 2:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCP 9412, Burnaby

or both of

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D200 Daria Ahrensmeier
Mo, We, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
D201 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA01 We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey
LA02 We, Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2975, Surrey

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete all of the following

CHEM 316 - Introductory Instrumental Analysis (4)

Principles and applications of basic analytical instrumentation based upon spectroscopy, chromatography and electrochemistry. Prerequisite: CHEM 215 and 260, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Li
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
LA01 Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
LA02 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 8055, Burnaby
CHEM 332 - The Chemistry of Transition Metals (3)

The synthesis and characterization of classical and organometallic complexes of the transition metals, and their physical and chemical properties. Prerequisite: CHEM 230, 236W and 260, all with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Leznoff
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
CHEM 380 - Chemical and Instrumental Methods of Identification of Organic Compounds (4)

Basic principles of infrared, ultraviolet, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectroscopy as applied to the identification of organic compounds. Prerequisite: CHEM 283 or 284, and CHEM 286, both with a minimum grade of C-, or permission of the Department.

MBB 309W - Biochemistry Laboratory (4)

Contemporary techniques in biochemistry including protein purification, immunochemical methods, and lipid characterization. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C. Recommended: CHEM 215 and CHEM 286 precede MBB 309W. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Irina Kovalyova
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D102 We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSB 8159, Burnaby
MBB 321 - Intermediary Metabolism (3)

The enzymes and intermediates of major catabolic and anabolic pathways. Their regulation and integration in health and disease states. Prerequisite: MBB 231, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dipankar Sen
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
MBB 331 - Molecular Biology (4)

The study of DNA and RNA in relation to gene structure and expression: DNA replication and the regulation of gene expression in bacteria and higher organisms. Introduction to recombinant DNA and cloning theory; natural vector structures and recombinant vector construction. Prerequisite: MBB 231, and BISC 202, with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephanie Vlachos
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby

and one of

CHEM 360 - Thermodynamics and Chemical Kinetics (3)

Elements of physical chemistry from the macroscopic point of view. Thermodynamics, and its applications to chemical equilibrium. Chemical kinetics and reaction rate theories. Prerequisite: CHEM 260 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 251. MBB 323 will be accepted in lieu of CHEM 360. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Iain Mckenzie
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
MBB 323 - Introduction to Physical Biochemistry (3)

Introduction to physical biochemistry including thermodynamics, spectroscopic principles and applications, and molecular transport and interactions. The physical properties and structure determination of biomolecules will be emphasized. Prerequisite: MATH 152 (or 155), PHYS 121 (or 102, or 126, or 141), CHEM 122 (or 102), MBB 222 with a minimum grade of C.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jenifer Thewalt
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby

and a minimum of six units chosen from either MBB 324 and/or any 400 level MBB courses, and a minimum of two upper division chemistry courses, including at least 3 units (excluding CHEM 481) at the 400-level.

Electives

In addition to the above, students complete

  • courses chosen to fulfil the WQB requirements

  • upper division courses from any faculty to total a minimum of 44 upper division units

  • electives at any division from any faculty to provide 120 units as required for the degree

Co-operative Education Recommendation

Students are encouraged to enroll in co-operative education.

University Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University's residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study
  • At least two thirds of the upper division units in the courses of a school offering (or joint offer) must be earned through that school at Simon Fraser University
  • For information regarding transfer, consult an Advisor.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.