Program Information

School: McGill University
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Description: Biochemistry is both a life science and a chemical science – it explores the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular basis for the changes occurring in living cells. It uses the methods of chemistry, physics, molecular biology and immunology to study the structure and behaviour of the complex molecules found in biological material and the ways these molecules interact to form cells, tissues and whole organisms. The Major and Honours programs provide a sound background for students aiming for a professional career in biochemistry. The less specialized Liberal program allows students to select courses in other fields of interest. The Liberal program provides students with the opportunity to study the core of one science discipline along with a breadth component from another area of science or from many other disciplines.

URL: Liberal Program in Biochemistry at McGill University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $42,173
Scholarships: 1
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements


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

  •   Biology 
  • 2 of   Chemistry 
  • 3 of   Mathematics 
  • 3 of   Physics 

Requirements include: Biology – NYA (00UK), Chemistry – NYA, NYB (00UL, 00UM), Mathematics – NYA, NYB, NYC (00UN, 00UP, 00UQ) and Physics – NYA, NYB, NYC (00UR, 00US, 00UT). General Biology II (00XU) and Organic Chemistry I (00XV) are also strongly recommended for applicants to Biochemistry.

Test Scores:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 577] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85]