How do cells behave? In what ways do dysfunctional molecular interactions result in diseases? How can we design molecules to cure those diseases? Biochemistry aims to help us answer these and other complex questions. At its core, it seeks to explain life at a molecular level and find solutions to complex health disorders. The discipline builds on knowledge and research from diverse fields like chemistry, biology, physiology, microbiology and immunology, statistics, and pharmacology, making it both a chemical science and life science.
At McGill, you can study biochemistry in a variety of ways. The Major and Honours programs are perfect for those wishing to pursue a professional career in biochemistry after graduation. You can also pursue the less specialized Liberal program, which gives you the liberty to explore other fields of interest.
A degree in Biochemistry can lead to a variety of science-related careers in research and development, health care, university and government sectors, and the biomedical and biotechnology industries. You may also wish to pursue further studies in the biological science or in medicine.
You could become a:
- Bacteriological Technician
- Biological Researcher
- Pharmaceutical Salesperson
- Technical / Science Writer
As a Biochemistry student, you can take courses like:
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Ready to apply?
For this program, you'll need to apply to the Faculty of Science in the Biological, Biomedical & Life Sciences group.
See the full eligibility information for more information about deadlines and required documents for your application.