Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Working in state-of-the-art facilities, you will gain a solid grounding in chemistry, biochemistry, genetics and cell biology, preparing you for advanced studies in this dynamic and ever-changing discipline.

How does chemistry influence health and disease? How are all living creatures alike – and how do we differ? And can we meet human needs by manipulating the DNA of bacteria, plants and animals?  The study of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology investigates these fundamental questions and more, exploring how molecules work in living systems and combining a wide range of chemical and biological disciplines. In this program, you’ll achieve a detailed understanding of the processes that control and mediate health, illness, reproduction, growth, and ultimately life itself. 

Degrees Offered:

  • B.Sc.
  • B.Sc. (Honours)


  • Peterborough


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  • Study side-by-side with expert scholars and explore unique undergraduate hands-on research opportunities
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Career Paths:

Career Opportunities

  • Physician
  • Dentist
  • Research Scientist
  • Pharmacist
  • Optometrist
  • Laboratory Instrument Specialist
  • Biomedical Scientist

Popular Courses:

  • Biochemical Concepts
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology
  • Microbiology
  • Protein Chemistry & Enzymology
  • Metabolism
  • Bioinorganic Chemistry
  • Immunology
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Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
  • A minimum of six Grade 12 4U or 4M courses, including program specific prerequisites
  • A minimum 70% overall final average (unless otherwise specified)
  • ENG 4U with a minimum of 60%

Program Requirements:

  • SBI4U, SCH4U
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