Program Information

School: Western University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description: Biochemistry is the study of molecules and mechanisms in living organisms. In biochemistry we explore the structure and function of the key biomolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) that allow the growth and development of all organisms. The study of biological processes helps us to understand diseases and to see ways to a healthier existence.

The study of Biochemistry is directly applicable to a diverse array of careers. A degree in Biochemistry emphasizes the development of skills in communication, problem solving, and critical thinking, as well as the technical and theoretical aspects of state-of-the art experimental research. Indeed Biochemistry is the most requested discipline for many career choices, both in the greater scientific community and beyond. Graduates of an Honors Specialization in Biochemistry are valued employees in academia, biotechnology, environmental and financial fields. Furthermore, Biochemistry provides the skills necessary in many professional programs: medicine, dentistry, engineering, teaching and law.

URL: Biochemistry at Western University
Length: 3 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,931
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 90 to 92
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Biology 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  •  Grade12 Chemistry 

Although 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.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]