McMaster University

Chemical Biology

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Program Information

School:McMaster University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study:Biochemistry
Chemistry, General
Description:The chemical Biology undergraduate program emphasizes research, starting with Inquiry, and continuing through to the senior thesis in 4th year. Because of the small Chemical Biology cohort, you will be able to make important connections with faculty members, have the opportunity to work with your classmates in the inquiry and lab courses, and develop meaningful and lasting relationship with your peers. The laboratories have been specifically designed to explore interactions between small, organic molecules and large biochemical macromolecules through a series of integrated experiments.

URL:Chemical Biology at McMaster University
Length:5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $9,159
International: $28,946

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition, co-op, and mandatory supplementary fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*82 to 85

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

Applicants are required to have completion of High School Diploma plus: 5 courses numbered 30 or 31 (Alberta students please ask your school to send us a list of your courses for the entire year) including: English (English Language Arts 30-1), Pre-Calculus Math (Math 30-1), Calculus (Math 31, AP Calculus), Chemistry (Chemistry 30), and Physics (Physics 30). Note: it is recommended that all first semester grades and a list of all courses for the entire year be submitted no later than February 15th.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86

* 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 23, 2017