Biochemistry - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada
 

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BIOCHEMISTRY @ UWin

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This is where chemistry comes to life. If you’re interested in the chemistry of DNA, proteins, and enzymes, as well as the fundamental relationships between chemistry and living organisms, you’ll find this program fascinating. You’ll be in a lab within weeks of starting school and have the chance to do research throughout the program and even participate in a co-op internship. Biochemistry prepares you for professions from the lab to Law.


Sample Course: Genetics, Pharmacology, Natural Products, Cell Membrane Biochemistry, Biotechnology Lab


Career Tracks: Professional schools (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), biopharmaceutical and biotechnological industrial researcher, health researcher

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U.
Minimum Average: 70% (75% average of all required science and math courses)
Mean Average: 86%
Note: Biochemistry students may apply to co-op internship in third year.

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Embark on an exciting journey through the dynamic field of Pharmacy with the Honours Biochemistry (Pharmacy Stream) program. This specialized pathway is meticulously crafted to guide students towards a rewarding career in pharmacy, medicine, or graduate research in chemical or health-related sciences. Dive into cutting-edge research opportunities that explore the intricacies of modern drug discovery, drug delivery, controlled release, and the utilization of natural health products. The University of Windsor has tailored this stream to illuminate the significance of pharmaceutical-related courses and research, providing clarity and direction to students at the crossroads of their science education.


Career Tracks: Graduate and professional school , licensed pharmacist & pharmacy technician, research scientist, medical writer, pharmaceutical sales representative

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U.
Minimum Average: 70% average of all attempted science and math courses required.
Mean Average: 86%
Note: Biochemistry-Pharmacy stream (with/without thesis) students may apply to the coop internship courses in third year (CHEM-3909 Internship I and CHEM-4908 Internship II).

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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Calling all future health professionals! This program gives you a strong background in both biochemistry and biomedical sciences, fundamental to health and medicine. You’ll be in a lab within the first two weeks of this program and get the chance to conduct undergraduate research with hands-on learning in courses like CURE. You’ll get a chance to work alongside clinical researchers and medical professionals to learn about funding, project management, communication and other issues of cancer and health research.


Sample Courses: Human Anatomy, Genetics, Molecular Cell Biology, Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE), Principles of Neuroscience, Biotechnology Laboratory, Pharmacology for Health Sciences


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), industrial and government research and development, health and biomedical research in graduate studies, clinical researcher

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 75% (75% average of all science and math courses required, excluding Math of Data Management/MDM4U)
Mean Average: 88%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

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If high achievement and diverse academic pursuits are in your DNA, this elite program is for you. It’s for students who want to develop knowledge and skills in the sciences, arts, humanities and social sciences. Blend your interests – drama with biomedical sciences or biochemistry with music. You can tailor your program to match your interests and career aspirations. Our students can pursue diverse career opportunities or go on to do research or graduate degrees in their field. This program is small by design to give your talents the attention they deserve.


Sample Courses: Introduction to Interdisciplinary Arts and Science; Modes and Methods of Inquiry; Inquiry and Communication; Science, Ethics and Social Policy


Specialization Options: Students choose a major or double major and a minor (in FAHSS or Science). Available major and minor concentrations: Anthrozoology; Biological Sciences; Biomedical Science; Chemistry and Biochemistry; Communication, Media and Film; Computer Science; Dramatic Art; Economics; English Language, Literature and Creative Writing; History; Languages, Literatures and Civilizations; Mathematics and Statistics; Music and Visual Arts; Philosophy; Physics; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology, Anthropology and Criminology; Women’s and Gender Studies


Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy), law, graduate studies, medical director

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada


Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U and two of Biology/SBI4U, Physics/SPH4U, or Chemistry/SCH4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Minimum Average: 80%
Mean Average: 85%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies
  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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Shelby Koschuck

"The small class sizes at UWindsor allowed me to receive the necessary one on one attention when I was not understanding the material. For this reason, I was able to have a great core knowledge of my science classes that has helped me to excel in dental school."

Shelby Koschuck
BSc (Honours) in Biochemistry

What Will I Learn?

  • Understanding and analyzing cellular and other biological/chemical structures, organ systems, and various processes involved in their interrelation
  • Testing and assessing materials to identify potential chemical reactions and determine concerns

  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments; implementing appropriate techniques for studying chemical processes and reactions
  • Planning, conducting, recording, and presenting scientific research to a high degree of competency
  • Designing experimental studies to accomplish targeted goals or test specific hypotheses


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Number of Graduates (2020)

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