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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Description:A combination of biology and chemistry, this diverse field appeals to those who want to know how living organisms function. As a biochemist, you'll be entering a field with unlimited potential for enriching people's daily lives. You could be examining DNA evidence in a crime lab or helping to develop the next drug to treat Alzheimer's disease. A broad discipline, biochemistry has applications in medical diagnosis, forensic science, pharmaceuticals, agriculture, industrial microbiology, and genetic engineering.

Our program includes lab-intensive courses in cell biology, molecular biology, physical biochemistry, and analytical and organic chemistry. Also available to you is our popular Biotechnology specialization, which will prepare you for a variety of opportunities in the growing field of biotechnology.
URL:Biochemistry at University of Waterloo
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,759
International: $7,759

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80

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 August 03, 2017

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