University of Waterloo

Biochemistry

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Program Information

School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Description:Create chemicals. Analyze genes. Explore the fundamentals of metabolism. You’ll start with a broad science foundation in first year, including biology, physics, calculus, and (of course) chemistry.

If you choose to add the Biotechnology specialization, you'll examine the biological and biochemical processes used to make new disease-fighting drugs and other valuable products.

URL:Biochemistry at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $6,810
International: $30,562
Scholarships:12
Careers:Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 83
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of the following are required: Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, Mathematics of Data Management, or Physics. Chemistry, Earth and Space Science, and Physics are particularly recommended. A minimum final overall average of 80% or higher is required on your best 6 Grade 12 U and/or M courses, including required courses.

Test Scores:
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 80] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 75]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on September 18, 2018

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