What will I learn?

Incoming Biochemistry students enrolled in the Major and Honours programs must choose between three specializations: General, Chemistry, and Molecular Biology.

Biochemistry Major Program

The Biochemistry Major program is a four-year program that requires 40 three-credit courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 120 course credits, plus associated laboratory courses, the number of lab courses required depending on the specialization selected. The 120 course credits are divided as follows: 66 core required course credits, 24 specialization course credits, 27 free elective credits and 3 humanities or social sciences elective credits.

Biochemistry Honours

The Biochemistry Honours program is a four-year program that requires 40 three-credit courses, or their equivalent, for a total of 120 course credits, plus associated laboratory courses, the number of lab courses required depending on the specialization selected. The 120 course credits are divided as follows: 75 core required course credits, 24 specialization course credits, 18 free elective credits and 3 humanities or social sciences elective credits.

Careers & Graduates

Below is a list of Careers some of our students obtained after graduating:

  • Research Scientist
  • General Manager
  • Product Development
  • Principal Software Engineer
  • Medical Director
  • Provincial EMS Medical Director
  • Doctor in Family Medicine
  • Dentist
  • Group Leader- Drug
  • Chemist
  • Math Teacher

Majors

  • Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • General

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Science

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
CAN $816.67 per credit; Compulsory fee: CAN $1,569.69
Start date

Expected January, September 2021

Venue

Faculty of Arts and Science

2600 College Street,

SHERBROOKE,

Quebec (QC),

J1M 1Z7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students are not admitted to the Honours Biochemistry program until the end of their Y3 year. To be eligible to enter the Honours Biochemistry program, a student must normally achieve: i) a minimum cumulative average of 75% by the end of the Y3 year, and ii) at least 75% in each 300-level and 400-level course required in the program. To complete the Honours Biochemistry program, a student must; i) maintain a minimum cumulative average of 75% and ii) achieve at least 75% in each 300-level and 400-level course required in the program with a maximum permitted exemption of four credits.

English language requirements: Complete a recognized English assessment with appropriate minimum score:
TOEFL minimum overall score of 237 (Computer-based) or 90 (Internet-based)

IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5

MELAB minimum overall score of 85

CAEL minimum overall score of 70

Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) minimum score of C

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) minimum score of C

Pearson Test of English: Academic (PTE: Academic) minimum overall score of 61

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