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 Biochemistry
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SchoolCarleton University
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 21,515
Full-time Graduate: 3,549
DegreeBachelor
Honours
Co-op
Length4 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*74% to 76%
Prerequisites
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
Prerequisites NotesCalculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.
Cost
National: $7,634
International: $25,740
Scholarships6 scholarship(s)
DescriptionThe science of biochemistry seeks to understand how organisms function by investigating enzyme reactions, mechanisms of gene regulation, chemical signaling pathways, and cellular structure at the molecular level. Biochemists study how animals, plants and bacteria make use of energy to grow, compete with other organisms and reproduce. Many of the biochemist’s findings are of direct relevance to humanity—they help us understand and treat disease, improve food production and find new techniques to produce valuable products such as vitamins and antibiotics.

Biochemistry programs are excellent training options for entry into medicine and other health sciences professional programs.

Honours programs are offered in Biochemistry, Computational Biochemistry, and the combined program in Biotechnology and Biochemistry. A four-year Major program in Biochemistry is also offered.
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