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Undergraduate Studies

Thinking of choosing biochemistry as your major?

Many students first become aware of biochemistry and molecular biology while still in high school. In university, first year biology courses show how biochemical facts and concepts are woven into modern biology, from genetics to ecology. Thus, most science students have a good idea of what biochemistry is all about by the time they choose their second year courses, and many take some biochemistry as part of their degree programs.

Declaring biochemistry as your major

You could focus on biochemistry as your major, or chose to combine with another subject area such as chemistry, microbiology, neurobiology, environment sustainability & society, business or even arts.

Undergraduate advisors

Talking can often be a useful addition to reading, so feel free to come and see any of our advisors listed below. It is best to contact the department office first to determine which advisors are available (particularly in the summer when advisors are available on a rotation schedule).

Current and prospective students: use the form on our contact page to complete an inquiry.

Barbara Bigelow Tupper 9-B1
Paul Briggs Tupper 8-J2
Dr. David Byers Tupper 9-R1
Dr. Melanie Dobson, Chair of Undergraduate Committee Tupper 10-J1
Dr. K. Vanya Ewart Tupper 9-S1
Dr. Claudio Slamovits Tupper 8-B2
Dr. Catherine Too Tupper 9-D1

Careers in biochemistry

So what exactly can you do with a degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology? Any one of our degrees offered opens the door to a variety of careers. Biochemistry will continue to be a very good preparation for the professions of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. In addition, a biochemistry degree is increasingly used as a preparation for a more diverse range of careers, such as law, journalism or business.

biological researcher biochemist clinical diagnostician
drug designer environmental health officer food technologist
forensic scientist geneticist laboratory technician
medical illustrator molecular scientist pharmacist
physician professor toxicologist

Visit the Frank G. Lawson Career Information Centre to get started with planning your career.