Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biochemistry

Biochemistry is the study of the structure and function of biomolecules. It provides an understanding of biomolecular interactions relevant to cell biology and human diseases.

Program Description

This program will give you an introduction to the Chemistry program, but focuses upon the chemistry of biological systems in the senior-level years.

If you are interested in the chemistry of DNA, proteins, enzymes, as well as fundamental relationships between chemistry and living organisms, you will find this program most fascinating.

In addition, the students will have opportunities for work-integrated learning through internships at biotech and health care related industries.

To see a sample first-year schedule, visit the online Guide to Registration website, click on the “Science Programs” link on the left, and select the specific program(s) in which you are interested. 

Course Descriptions - Biochemistry

Faculty - Faculty of Science

Department - Chemistry and Biochemistry

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Secondary average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 86%
  • ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U required. MCV4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended.

Science second average is the average of all science and math courses.

Experimental Learning

Experience is vital to becoming a skilled biochemist. Students in the Biochemistry program enjoy both a broad range of courses—from Pharmacology for Health Sciences, Kinetics and Photochemistry to Drug Design and DNA Science and Diagnostics—and extensive lab time. This provides the unique combination of academics and hands-on experience for which employers look.

Selected students can undertake an undergraduate fourth-year thesis in which they pursue a research project under the supervision of a faculty member. Further, NSERC undergraduate awards support summer research.

Career Tracks

  • Graduate studies (MSc or PhD)
  • Professional schools in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary and chiropractic
  • Biopharmaceutical and biotechnology industries
  • University or government research laboratories
  • Clinical investigations and medical research
  • Education (with additional studies)

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