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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    22,460 CAD

  • Application fee

    125 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    65 out of 100

Included
Co-op
Research

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 01-March-2023 01-March-2023
Winter-January 01-June-2023 01-June-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Explore how molecules work in living systems and develop a deeper understanding of how simple biochemical interactions support life

The biochemistry and molecular biology degree gives you the foundation to further your study in medicine, pharmacy, biochemistry, molecular biology, and biotechnology.

You will begin your studies with a broad range of courses in natural sciences, followed by an introduction to biochemistry in your second year

In the third year, explore DNA – the blueprint of life; proteins – the machines that make our bodies work; and a wide range of other molecular topics.

Your degree culminates in your fourth year with courses in oncology, the evolution of life, advanced genetics, and much more. 

Acquire the necessary expertise in the foundations of biochemistry, such as organic and physical chemistry.

The Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biology B.Sc. Program combines the rigour of chemistry with the fascination of living systems, and is, therefore, the traditional major for students with biomedical interests.

Finally, your degree culminates in the fourth year with courses that let you see why BCMB is the largest and most dynamic scientific discipline

The BCMB major also includes extensive training in practical laboratory skills, such as DNA fingerprinting, which are essential for careers in the natural sciences, criminal forensics, laboratory technician programs, and a variety of industries.

One of the outstanding features of the BCMB program is the opportunity to work in research labs from your first day on campus

In contrast to larger universities, where it is often difficult for undergraduates to even talk to professors, UNBC's faculty welcome undergraduates to become involved in their research

The BCMB professors maintain vigorous research programs in areas such as RNA metabolism, cancer biology, beetle pheromones, plant genetics, and salmon physiology.

Smart cost estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$33,776

Total costs

yearly

$7,188

Cost of living

1 person

$4,128

Accommodation

1 bed room

$22,460

Tuition

1 person

Academic requirements

Overall average of 65% minimum in the following:

  • English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12
  • Pre-Calculus 12 (minimum 67%)
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Approved Academic Grade 12 Course
  • Additional Grade 12 Course (Elective or Academic)

Other requirements: Life Sciences 11 or Anatomy & Physiology 12**; Physics 11
**Anatomy & Physiology 12 can be counted as one of the Approved Academic Grade 12 courses.

China:

  • 会考 HUIKAO - Senior Secondary School Certificate or 高考GAOKAO - National College Entrance Examination: Minimum overall average grade 70% (B)
  • or a pass in English plus three academic subjects and an elective.

India:

  • Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC)/Standard 12/Indian School Certificate/All India School Certificate Examination. Minimum average grade 50% or higher in English 12, three academic subjects and an elective for general entry.
  • Three-year diploma issued by a state board of technical education: Minimum average grade of 50% or higher for general entry.
  • GCE Edexcel or Cambridge International Examinations: Minimum of two Advanced (A) level subjects and three Ordinary (O) level subjects must be completed with an overall grade point average of C or higher in order to be considered for admission.

All A-level subjects presented for admission must have a grade of at least C. Students may substitute two Advanced-Subsidiary (AS) level subjects for one A-level. This is for general entry. 

Iran:

  • From 2019: High School Diploma (Theoretical Stream): Minimum average grade of 12 in 5 academic courses for general entry.
  • Prior to 2019: High School Diploma and pre-University Certificate. A minimum average grade of 12 or higher in pre-university courses for general entry.

Required documents

  • Official Transcripts
  • English language proficiency tests
  • Passport

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

90
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

65
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Career opportunities

  • Physician
  • Government researcher
  • Pharmacist
  • Scientist
  • Forensic scientist

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