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Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Study the latest developments in biochemistry. Uncover explanations of the molecular basis of life. Learn technical skills in our lab courses and enter the world of biochem through our co-op and career program. You can even conduct your own research under the guidance of a faculty member.

Quick facts

Program options:
Degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Admission

Apply to the Faculty of Science as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

Areas of focus

  • Bioinformatics
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics
  • Gene expression and development
  • Proteomics
  • Signal transduction

Careers

  • Health-care professional
  • Biotechnologist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Industrial chemist
  • Research and development professional

Sample courses

  • Biochemistry of Signal Transduction - BIOC 403 
  • Epigenetic Regulation of Chromatin - BIOC 408 
  • Applied Research Laboratory Techniques - BCMB 406

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Providing you accurate application deadlines, tuition fee estimates, admission requirements, scholarships and transfer credit depends on your situation.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate that you are competent in the English language to attend UVic. If you’ve studied for at least four years at the high school or post-secondary level, and all of your instruction was in English, your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency. Learn about UVic’s English language requirements.

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You can start your online application to UVic by creating a new profile or using an existing one.

Program planning

Not sure if this program is the right fit? Our program worksheet might help. It tells you what courses you’ll need to take to complete the program.

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