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 Biochemistry and Cancer Biology
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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 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
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)
DescriptionThe disciplines of Genetics and Biochemistry have been in a powerful alliance for over a century and have given rise to the modern research discipline of molecular biology. Scientists studying patterns of inheritance have worked together with those studying the structure and interaction of cellular components in order to elucidate the structure of DNA, the basic mechanisms of gene structure and expression, intricate developmental pathways, evolutionary histories, disease pathologies and now, the complete spectrum of genes, transcripts or proteins used by an organism. The Honors Specialization in Genetics and Biochemistry offers an opportunity to bring these two disciplines together and is jointly coordinated by the Departments of Biology and Biochemistry.

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