Program Information

School: Western University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Genetics, General
Description: Your studies in the Genetics major will involve an analysis of DNA and the many ways in which it is expressed. This major will deliver a broad overview of the universal principles, potentials and problems associated with DNA-based life, and provide you with the essential skills of a geneticist. To complement your lectures from renowned experts in their various fields, you will have the chance to discuss, apply and expand on the theory of your unit in weekly practical laboratory classes and structured tutorials.

You will have opportunities to interact with researchers who are active in all fields of genetics. Equipment and facilities at UWA are those of modern genetics laboratories, including facilities that house genetically diverse lines of plants and animals and equipment that allows investigation of single genes and entire genomes.

URL: Genetics and Biochemistry at Western University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,931
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 86

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Math of Data Management (MDM4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Computer and Information Science (ICS4U).

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]