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 Biochemistry
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SchoolWestern University
LocationLondon, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 28,947
Full-time Graduate: 6,065
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*90% to 92%
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
Prerequisites NotesAlthough Western offers first year Physics courses that do not require secondary school Physics as a prerequisite, it is strongly recommended that students complete Physics, SPH4U.
Cost
National: $8,287
International: $30,931
Scholarships4 scholarship(s)
DescriptionBiochemistry is the study of molecules and mechanisms in living organisms. In biochemistry we explore the structure and function of the key biomolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) that allow the growth and development of all organisms. The study of biological processes helps us to understand diseases and to see ways to a healthier existence.

The study of Biochemistry is directly applicable to a diverse array of careers. A degree in Biochemistry emphasizes the development of skills in communication, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as the technical and theoretical aspects of state-of-the art experimental research. Indeed Biochemistry is the most requested discipline for many career choices, both in the greater scientific community and beyond. Graduates of an Honors Specialization in Biochemistry are valued employees in academia, biotechnology, environmental and financial fields. Furthermore, Biochemistry provides the skills necessary in many professional programs: medicine, dentistry, engineering, teaching and law.
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