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Biochemistry / Biotechnology (BSc)

Biochemistry / Biotechnology (BSc)


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Biochemistry and the associated sub-discipline of biotechnology are two of the fastest-growing areas of science.

In this program, you’ll take several courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and biochemistry and gain the skills you’ll need to succeed in a career in research, service, industry or academia.

Program Highlights

  • In our program you’ll benefit from a research-intensive environment, especially in your fourth year when you can complete a senior thesis research project, which will provide you with hands-on experience.
  • Our students are eligible to receive Summer Research Awards from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

Sample Courses

  • Advanced Molecular Biochemistry
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Molecular Principles of Drug Design
  • Bioenergetics and Catabolic Pathways
  • Biochemistry in Diagnostics and Therapy
  • Applied Enzymology
  • Bioanalytical Chemistry


  • Minimum admission range of mid 70s.
  • Competitive admission range of mid 80s.
  • English, Biology, and Advanced Functions each at 60%.
  • Chemistry at 70%.
  • All prerequisite courses calculated in admission average.

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • HL or SL Biology at 3.
  • HL or SL Chemistry at 4.
  • HL or SL Mathematics at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 26.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to broaden your knowledge:

  • Biology Minor
  • minors in science, social science or humanities disciplines

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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