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Explore the Foundations of Life

How does the brain perform its innumerable complex tasks? How do cells communicate with one another? How do healthy cells function, and what do unhealthy cells do differently? You'll explore these questions and more when studying Biochemistry - the application of chemistry to understand biological processes at the cellular and molecular level.

An undergraduate degree in Biochemistry can lead to many different career paths. It gives you a solid foundation for medical or dental school, or for veterinary studies. You could opt for a career with industry or the public sector in health science and pharmacology, biotechnology, biomedical and environmental science, toxicology, agriculture, or plant and animal science. And, of course, you can pursue further graduate research in biochemistry or related fields.

Biochemistry at McGill offers several undergraduate program choices, with both lectures and laboratory classes.


Can’t get into a BIOC course?
If you are not a BIOC student and REQUIRE a BIOC course, this excludes COMPLEMENTARY courses, please send an email to undergrad [dot] biochem [at] mcgill [dot] ca, including your name and ID number, and we will verify your records and a permit will be issued the same day for you to register. You MUST have ALL prerequisites to take any BIOC course.

PLEASE NOTE: If BIOC311 is not a REQUIRED COURSE for your program, you will not be able to take this course as it is at capacity.