Bishop's University

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Bishop's University

Faculty:Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
Provincial: $4,568
National: $10,699
International: $28,771

Cost estimate is per 30 credits. Please note that a “typical” course will be worth 3 credits and that most students will take 5 courses per semester for a total of 30 credits over one academic year (September to April). Bishop’s also offers a condensed Spring session (May and June).



The Biochemistry program at Bishop’s offers the student an opportunity to tailor their final degree to meet their interests, strengths and future needs. This is accomplished through the offering of three program specializations : General, which provides a broad background in several relevant fields of biology, biochemistry and chemistry; Molecular Biology, which places greater emphasis on the molecular and cellular fields; or Chemistry, which is focused in chemistry and, by selecting the appropriate courses, can provide the student with the necessary academic requirements for membership in the Chemical Institute of Canada and for accreditation by l’Ordre des chimistes du Québec.

The Biochemistry Honours program is a four-year program that requires 40 three-credit courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 120 course credits, plus associated laboratory courses, the number of lab courses required depending on the specialization selected. The 120 course credits are divided as follows: 75 core required course credits, 24 specialization course credits, 18 free elective credits and 3 humanities or social sciences elective credits.


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*75
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
Students are not normally admitted to an Honours Biochemistry program until the end of third year. To be eligible to enter the Honours Biochemistry programs, concentration Biology or Chemistry, a student must normally achieve: i) a minimum cumulative average of 75% by the end of the Y3, and ii) at least 75% in each course required in the program.

* 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 06, 2022