Life Sciences Programs



OUAC Code:
Bachelor of Science
4-Year BSc (Honours) Biochemistry
4-Year BSc (Honours) Biochemistry Co-op
Program Description:
A major advantage to studying Biochemistry at Brock is that our teaching and research labs are combined. This means you’ll apply current techniques and technology to biochemical problems using the same state-of-the-art equipment that our professors use for your research. The program begins with a set of core chemistry, cell biology and molecular biology courses. In years three and four, you may emphasize either biology or chemistry, choosing from a wide selection of courses that include studies in metabolism and energy flow, proteins and enzyme action, macromolecular structures, information flow and molecular genetics, and bio-organic and biophysical chemistry.

If you plan to pursue a career in a health profession, you may wish to team up this degree with our one-of-a-kind Med Plus program. The Biochemistry Co-op program allows you to combine academic and work terms and gain valuable work experience. In co-op, your degree will be completed in five years, and will include three four-month work terms. You’ll complete four academic terms before beginning your first work placement.

• medicine
• dentistry
• pharmaceutical research and marketing
• research scientist
• education

 * Please note that some careers may require additional professional or graduate qualifications.


Entrance Requirements:
MHF4U or MCV4U (min. 70%), SCH4U (min. 70%), two from SBI4U, SPH4U, SES4U, a second 4U math or ENG4U. Strongly recommended subjects: ENG4U.

Applicants with 65-69% in SCH4U will be considered for admission, but will be required to pass a chemistry proficiency test or complete Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1P00) prior to enrolling in CHEM 1F92. 

Expected Cut-off:
Mid 70s
Program Plan:
To see the courses that you will be taking within this program check the online Undergraduate Course Calendar
Life Sciences Student

For more information contact
Heather Bellisario, Academic Advisor
905-688-5550 x4102