Program Information

School: Western University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Oncology and Cancer Biology
Description: The 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.

URL: Biochemistry and Cancer Biology at Western University
Length: 4 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 Chemistry 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

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]