Description of Prerequisite Science Courses

Offered at the University of Ottawa.

Session Course(s)
Full Year Course(s)
Subject
Laboratory
2* 
1* 
Humanities /
Social Science
No
Biology or Zoology
Yes
4**
2**
General Chemistry
Yes
Organic Chemistry
Yes
Biochemistry
No

*Language courses are not accepted

**Cannot be all same subject


Biology (with laboratory sessions)

The equivalent of one full year course

BIO 1140. INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY (3,0, 2b) 3 cr.
Origin of life. Structure and varieties of cells. The cytoskeleton and the extracellular matrix. Movements within and by cells including muscles. The cell cycle and reproduction. The fundamentals of molecular biology including replication, transcription and translation. Membrane transport.
Previously: BIO 1110
Prerequisite: 4U Biology, BIO 1109

BIO 1130. INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISMAL BIOLOGY (3,0, 2b) 3 cr.
Survey of the evidence for, and the fundamentals underlying the evolution of biological diversity. Topics: natural selection, speciation, the history of life, extinction, hominid evolution; adaptation and the geographical distribution of organisms; the effect of human population growth on the structure and function of ecological systems, and the implications of these effects to future human welfare.
Previously: BIO 1120
Prerequisite or corequisite: 4U Biology or BIO 1109

 

Chemistry

The equivalent of two full year courses in any of the following chemistry courses

GENERAL CHEMISTRY (with laboratory sessions).

CHM 1311. PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY (3,0, 3b) 3 cr.
Chemical bonding, molecular geometry, chemical equations and quantitative relations, gas, liquids and solids, solutions, redox reactions, electrochemistry, kinetics and equilibrium, ionic equilibria, acids and bases in solution, pH.
Previously: CHM 1310
Prerequisite: Grade 4U chemistry or OAC Chemistry or equivalent.

CHM 2353. DESCRIPTIVE INORGANIC CHEMISTRY (3,0, 3) 3 cr.
A review of simple concepts in bonding and acid-base theory. Electrochemistry. A survey of the chemistry of the elements, trends and their relation to the periodic system.
Previously: CHM 2352 and CHM 2116
Prerequisite: CHM 1311 or CHM 1321, CHM 1301


ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (with laboratory sessions)

CHM 1321. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3,0, 3b) 3 cr.
Classification, identification and structural characterization of organic compounds. Properties, preparation, and commercial significance of hydrocarbons, halogen derivatives, alcohols, ethers and selected polymers. Mechanisms of organic reactions, and basic principles of organic stereochemistry.
Previously: CHM 1320
Prerequisite: CHM 1301 or CHM 1311 or Grade 4U Chemistry or OAC Chemistry or equivalent.

CHM 2120. ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (3,0, 0) 3 cr.
Synthesis and reactivity of carbonyl compounds, organic acids and their derivatives, nitrogen-containing compounds, sulfur derivatives, simple aromatic compounds. Survey of the chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and peptides, and selected heterocycles.
Prerequisite: CHM 1321.

CHM 2123. LABORATORY OF ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II (0,0, 3) 3 cr.
Laboratory work associated with CHM 2120.
Previously: CHM 2126
Co requisite: CHM 2120.

 

BIOCHEMISTRY (without laboratory sessions)

BCH 2333. INTRODUCTION TO BIOCHEMISTRY (3,0, 3) 3 cr.
The chemistry and biological properties of amino acids, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids carbohydrates, and vitamins. The course includes laboratory and tutorial sessions. Priority given to students for whom this course is mandatory.
Previously: BCH 2140 + BCH 2336
Prerequisite: CHM 2120.

BCH 3120. GENERAL INTERMEDIARY METABOLISM (3,0, 0) 3 cr.
The properties of enzymes, bioenergetics, the metabolic and nutritional role of carbohydrates, lipids and amino acids.
Prerequisite: BCH 2333.

A candidate can fulfill the chemistry/biochemistry prerequisites by completing one of the following combinations of courses:

  • One full-year course in general chemistry with lab, plus one full-year course in organic chemistry with lab.
  • One full-year course in organic chemistry with lab, plus one full-year course in biochemistry without lab.
  • One full-year course in general chemistry with lab, plus one semester course in organic chemistry with lab, plus one semester course in biochemistry without lab.
  • One full-year course in organic chemistry with lab, plus one semester course in general chemistry with lab, plus one semester course in biochemistry without lab.

  • One full-year course in general chemistry with lab, plus one full-year course in biochemistry without lab.
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