Program Information

School: University of Victoria
Faculty: Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description: Biochemists seek explanations for the molecular basis of life. They are primarily interested in the relationship of molecular structure with function, but modern Biochemistry now covers a broad range of approaches to fundamental questions and practical problems.

Biochemistry merges biology and chemistry and covers some of the most exciting areas of the life sciences. Modern biochemical research includes structural biology, proteomics, genomics, epigenetics, signal transduction, gene expression and development, metabolic diseases, bioinformatics, and molecular evolution.

URL: Biochemistry at University of Victoria
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $22,783
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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

  • 2 of  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 

Two additional approved academic 12 courses are required. Entry into the Biochemistry and Microbiology Co-operative Program is restricted to students who are enrolled in an Honours or Major Program offered by the department. To qualify for entry and continuation in the Co-operative Education Program, students must be enrolled on a full-time basis and must normally maintain a B average (4.5) in Biochemistry and Microbiology courses, and overall.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 90] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]