What will I learn?

Why study Biochemistry? (Specialization program)

Biochemistry explores the chemistry of living organisms and the molecular basis for change occurring in living cells, providing the basis for practical advances in areas as diverse as medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine, and forensics.

The Biochemistry Specialization program is a structured program, but it allows for some flexibility with course selection. You can access unique opportunities like our research abroad course and our Certificate in Biomedical Research to further develop your research skills and gain experience that will take your education in new directions.

Biochemistry can also be taken as part of a BSc with Specialization degree.

Why take the BSc Specialization degree?

The Bachelor of Science Specialization degree provides a focused education in one program. You will take most of your courses in your main subject area, and are expected to maintain a higher standard of academic achievement. A Specialization degree can provide the background to help you proceed to a higher degree, but its primary function is to provide a comprehensive education at the undergraduate level.

This program can also be taken as part of a BSc Specialization degree.

Why study Science at the University of Alberta?

The Faculty of Science at the University of Alberta delivers high-quality programs that investigate, explain, and explore the real science behind issues that affect our daily lives. With nearly 60 degree programs in 39 subject areas, we are one of the most comprehensive science faculties in Canada, with state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities, opportunities for undergraduate research, and professors who are leading researchers in their fields.

Possible Careers

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Clinical Biochemist
  • Food Science Technologist
  • Food and Drug Inspector
  • Forensic Laboratory Analyst
  • Geneticist
  • Immunologist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Librarian
  • Medical Writer
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Public Health Officer
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Research Scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Virologist

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$29,500.00 (US$ 23,471) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022

Venue

University of Alberta

North Campus,

116 Street and 85 Avenue,

EDMONTON,

Alberta (AB),

T6G 2R3, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Students applying directly from high school.

English language Requirement:

TOEFL: iBT: At least 90 with a minimum score of 21 points in each section
IELTS(Academic): At least 6.5 with no band less than 6.0
CanTEST(Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees): At least 4.5, with no part lower than 4
PTE(Academic) : At least 61, with no less than 60 in each communicative skill
CAEL(Canadian Academic English Language assessment) Either CAEL (paper) or CAEL CE (computer): A score of at least 70, with no band less than 60

Deadline

Fall application: March 1, 2021

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About University of Alberta

One of Canada’s top teaching and research universities, the University of Alberta has an international reputation for academic excellence.

  • Ranked among top 100 universities in the world (CWUR, 2021)
  • 18 faculties, offering more than 200 undergraduate programs
  • Students from over 150 countries
  • 81st in the world for research impact (NTU Ranking 2019)

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