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Admission requirements

The Biochemistry program provides education and training in the molecular and cellular approaches to the study of the life sciences. Individual student programs in Biochemistry can emphasize cell biochemistry, chemical approaches, metabolism, molecular biology, plant biochemistry, protein structure and function, or signal transduction. Programs in Biochemistry include essential prerequisite courses for life science professional schools (e.g. Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine) and graduate studies in many areas of the life sciences. Graduates at all levels find employment in academia, industry and other life science research enterprises.

The four B.Sc. degree programs listed below share a set of courses (the Biomedical Science Common Core) which are to be taken in years 1 & 2. These courses have been incorporated into the C1-C7 requirements.

     Anatomy & Cell Biology
     Microbiology & Immunology
     Physiology & Pharmacology

Programs Offered

The Department of Biochemistry offers 3-year, 4-year and Honours programs leading to B.Sc. degrees. The Department of Biochemistry also offers interdisciplinary programs in Biomolecular Structure Studies and Biochemistry & Biotechnology. See the index for more information on these programs. Double Honours in Biochemistry and other programs (e.g. Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology) can also be arranged with careful planning.  Students considering a double Honours program must consult an academic advisor within specific departments of interest.

Major Average

The major average in Biochemistry programs includes the grades earned in:

  • All BIOC and CHEM and all courses listed in the Major Requirement C6.

Residency Requirements in the Major

To receive a degree in Biochemistry, students must complete at least two-thirds of the following coursework (to the nearest highest multiple of 3 credit units) from the University of Saskatchewan.

  • CHEM 112.3 and CHEM 115.3
  • Minimum requirements in Major Requirement C6.

See Residency for additional details.

Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc. Four-year) - Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science Three-year (B.Sc. Three-year) - Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc. Honours) - Biochemistry

Bachelor of Science Double Honours - Biochemistry and Anatomy & Cell Biology - Majors 1 and 2

Bachelor of Science Double Honours - Biochemistry and Biology - Majors 1 and 2

Bachelor of Science Double Honours - Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology - Majors 1 and 2

Bachelor of Science Double Honours - Biochemistry and Physics - Majors 1 and 2