University of Waterloo

Biochemistry

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School:University of Waterloo
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Description:Spanning a broad area of science, biochemistry appeals to those who like to understand how life works. Biochemists work in areas such as medical, pharmaceutical, and biotechnology research, food and agriculture, and forensics.

Our program includes lab-intensive courses in cell biology, molecular biology, physical biochemistry, as well as analytical and organic chemistry. If you choose to add the Biotechnology specialization, you'll explore biological and biochemical processes used to make new products, such as drugs to treat disease.
URL:Biochemistry at University of Waterloo
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,991
International: $32,575
Scholarships:12
Careers:Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

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

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science  or  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management 

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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