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Biochemistry

  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry with Thesis
  • Biochemistry – Health & Biomedical Stream
  • Interdisciplinary Arts and Science
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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

Our Biochemistry program aims to establish a strong and diverse foundation on the fundamental relationships between chemistry and life. While fine-tuning students' interests in their senior years, our program provides robust avenues to health-related professional schools, academic research, and rewarding careers in industry.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG., ADV. FUNC, CHEM., BIO. required. CALC., VEC. strongly recommended. PHYS. recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding DATA M.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Calculus and Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Biology. Calculus strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

70%

Our Health and Biomedical Sciences stream provides a clear pathway to medicine, pharmacy or graduate research in a health-related science. This program builds on the strengths of both biology and biochemistry and integrates lab components with course selection flexibility.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG., ADV. FUNC, CHEM., BIO. required. CALC., VEC. strongly recommended. PHYS. recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding DATA M.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biochemistry required. Grade 12 Calculus, Grade 12 Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biochemistry required. Grade 12 Calculus, Grade 12 Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Biology. Calculus strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

70%

If you’re a highly motivated student who wants knowledge and skills that will familiarize you with the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, this elite program is for you. Design your program to match your interests and career aspirations. From here, consider a master’s program, professional school (medicine, optometry, dentistry, occupational therapy, naturopathic medicine, law, MBA, pharmacy), or teaching (with additional studies).

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG., ADV. FUNC, CHEM., BIO. required. CALC., VEC. strongly recommended. PHYS. recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding DATA M.

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biochemistry required. Grade 12 Calculus, Grade 12 Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry, Grade 12 Biochemistry required. Grade 12 Calculus, Grade 12 Vectors strongly recommended. Grade 12 Physics recommended. 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Data Management

70%

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Biology. Calculus strongly recommended. A minimum 70% average in all attempted Science and Math courses.

70%

Functional Knowledge

  • 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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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

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 [2016]

44

Number of Biochemistry Graduates (2017)

Common Industries for Biochemistry Graduates

  • Academia: Advanced chemical research
  • Biomedical and biotechnical research
  • Chemicals, petrochemicals and pharmaceuticals
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Food sciences, production, and regulation
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Health-care professions
  • Industry: Consulting, product development/testing
  • Patent law
  • Physical science industries

Career Tracks*

  • Agricultural scientist
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Ecological assessor
  • Environmental consultant
  • Food inspector
  • Food technician
  • Health educator
  • Industrial hygienist
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Land surveyor
  • Lawyer
  • Medical director
  • Nutritionist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Pharmacist
  • Professor
  • Project manager
  • Quality assurance supervisor
  • Radiation therapist
  • Research co-ordinator
  • Soil tester
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Water treatment technician
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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