Biochemistry BSc

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Biochemistry BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 3,558 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 12,662

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    Biochemistry is a complex, interdisciplinary field of study. It looks at the chemical reactions and interactions which underlie all living things, and seeks to understand how individual molecules are relevant to the organism as a whole. Biochemistry offers many distinct specialisations and employs people in hundreds of different niche industries.

    A BSc in Biochemistry from the University of Guelph will give you a solid basis in the processes behind all life, including the core principles of both Biology and Chemistry. In addition to theory, though, you’ll gain the practical laboratory skills you’ll need to succeed in higher academics or many different industrial and research roles. You’ll also learn critical thinking, analysis and many other transferrable skills you’ll need to succeed in nearly any field.

    This degree program can be taken as a 4 year Major, a 4 year Honours Program, or a 4 year program with an additional year in an Honours or Major Co-op.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Note that in addition to the common core modules listed below, you will be able to select from a wide range of general and biochemistry-specific elective modules. These will allow you to specialise your degree.

    Year 1 Modules Include:

    • Any Liberal Education Elective
    • Biological Concepts of Health
    • Discovering Biodiversity
    • Elements of Calculus I & II
    • General Chemistry I & II
    • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
    • Physics for Life Sciences I & II

    Year 2 Modules Include:

    • Analytical Chemistry I
    • Any Liberal Education Elective
    • Foundations in Molecular Biology and Genetics
    • Introduction to Biochemistry
    • Introduction to Microbiology
    • Methods in Microbial Culture and Physiology
    • Molecular Biology of the Cell
    • Organic Chemistry I
    • Statistics I
    • Structure and Function in Biochemistry

    Year 3 Modules Include:

    • Analytical Biochemistry
    • Physical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry II
    • High Level Electives or Restricted Electives
    • Laboratory Methods in Molecular Biology

    Year 4 Modules Include:

    • Enzymology
    • High Level Electives or Restricted Electives

    Learning And Teaching

    University of Guelph relies in many standard teaching methods to convey the content above. These will almost certainly include formal lectures, interactive tutorials and skills sessions as well as seminar style classes. It is also a major research university, and you will be able to contribute to these programs in later years.

    The Biochemistry program in particular includes intensive laboratory skills sessions and a grounding in many important research and testing techniques.

    Career Possibilities

    Many U of G Biochemistry graduates have gone into Industrial Microbiology or Chemistry, Public Health or Research for the Food Industry, the Pharmaceutical Industry, the Government or at various universities. Others have founded careers in scientific publishing, sales and marketing or even forensic science. Not only will you have highly in-demand laboratory skills, you’ll have a wide range of general skills which could lead to a career anywhere in the life sciences or in a completely unrelated field.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a secondary school education or the international equivalent.  The specifics vary and can be found here:

    All classes are taught in English unless otherwise noted, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test.

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