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SchoolUniversity of Waterloo
LocationWaterloo, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 33,000
Full-time Graduate: 4,700
Length5 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*80% to 83%
  •  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 Physics 
Prerequisites NotesTwo 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 grade of 70% or higher is required in the required English and math courses.
National: $6,700
International: $36,700
Scholarships12 scholarship(s)
DescriptionSpanning 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.
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