Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry.

  • Students can also complete an Honours degree or a Minor in Molecular Biology & Biochemistry (MBB). In addition, SFU offers Joint Majors and Joint Honours in Chemistry & MBB, MBB & Business Administration, and MBB & Computing Science.
  • The MBB major program provides a broad foundation in the life sciences from a biochemical, cellular, and molecular perspective. Flexibility in upper division course selection allows students to tailor the program to their own interests as well as meet the entry requirements for medical school and other professional and graduate programs.
  • Acceptance into and continuance in the program requires a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average (CGPA) upon completion of lower division required courses (not including the CMPT courses).
  • For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite for any upper division MBB course, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C unless otherwise noted.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

Lower division requirements:

 SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

BISC 101 & 1021

BISC 202

CHEM 121

CHEM 122 & 126

CHEM 281

CHEM 2862

MBB 222

MBB 231

 

8

3

4

4

4

1

3

 3 

All of:

BIOL 1115 & 12151

BIOL 2330

CHEM 1120 or 1221

CHEM 1220 or 1154

CHEM 2216 or 2316

CHEM 24162

BIOL 2315

BIOL 2415

 

8

3

4

4

4

4

3

3

Both of:

CHEM 215

CHEM 282

OR Both of:

CHEM 215

CHEM 2832

OR Both of:

CHEM 2832

CHEM 380

 

4

2

 

4

3

 

3

4

Both of:

CHEM 2222

Unavailable

OR Both of:

CHEM 2222

CHEM 24162

OR Both of:

CHEM 24162

Unavailable

 

4

0

 

4

4

 

4

0

One of:

CMPT 102

CMPT 110

CMPT 120

CMPT 1303

MBB 243

 

3

3

3

3

3

 One of:

Unavailable

CPSC 1040

CPSC 1150

Unavailable3

Unavailable

 

0

3

3

0

0

One of:

MATH 150

MATH 151

MATH 154

 

4

3

3

One of:

Unavailable

MATH 1171 or 1173 or 1253

MATH 1175

 

0

3

3

One of:

MATH 152

MATH 155

 

3

3

One of:

MATH 1271 or 1273

MATH 1275

 

3

3

One of:

PHYS 1014

PHYS 1205

PHYS 125

PHYS 140

 

3

3

3

4

One of:

PHYS 11014

PHYS 11255

Unavailable

PHYS 1125

 

4

4

0

0

One of:

PHYS 102

PHYS 1216

PHYS 126

PHYS 141

 

3

3

3

4

One of:

Unavailable

PHYS 12256

Unavailable

PHYS 1225

 

0

4

0

0

One of:

STAT 201

STAT 270

 

3

3

One of:

STAT 1123 or 1181

STAT 2281

 

3

3

Electives7

 

Electives7

 

 FOOTNOTES:

LANG BIOL 1115 & 1215 = SFU BISC 101 & 102. Both courses must be completed for credit

LANG CHEM 2416 (4) = SFU CHEM 283 (3) & SFU CHEM 286 (1)

LANG CPSC 1155 = SFU CMPT 128. Student may request credit for SFU CMPT 120 or 130

LANG PHYS 1101 (4) = SFU PHYS 101 (3) & SFU PHYS 132 (1)

LANG PHYS 1125 (4) = SFU PHYS 120 (3) & SFU PHYS 132 (1)

6 LANG PHYS 1225 (4) = SFU PHYS 121 (3) & SFU PHYS 133 (1)

The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. It is the students' responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated August 2021