Program Information

School: McMaster University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description: All of our programs focus on the development of transferable skills in research, oral and written communication and the application of theory to solving real-life problems. The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences fosters an atmosphere of innovation and discovery that is imparted at every level of undergraduate education.

Pursuing an undergraduate degree in the Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences will prepare you for a multitude of post-graduate opportunities ranging from direct entry into the workforce to graduate school and professional school. Our undergraduate program and faculty span disciplines including Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering. You will train in a truly cross-disciplinary atmosphere while gaining deep insights through inquiry-based learning.

URL: Biochemistry at McMaster University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,505

Cost per year is based on 30 units, and includes the cost of tuition and mandatory supplementary fees.

Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 82 to 85
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Physics 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Applicants are required to have at least six Grade 12 U/M level courses, including: ENG4U, MHF4U, MCV4U, SCH4U, and SPH4U. Note: it is recommended that all first semester grades and a list of all courses for the entire year be submitted no later than March 1st.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Cambridge English for Speakers of Other Languages: Certificate in Advanced English [min. 176] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]

Students who have been asked to meet McMaster’s English Language Proficiency requirement must demonstrate English language proficiency by achieving the minimum requirements as specified by McMaster: IELTS: 6.5, CAE: 176, PTE: 60, CAEL: 70, MELAB: 85, TOEFL (iBT): 86