B.Sc. On Campus


Carleton University

48 months
28182 CAD/year
7272 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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The Biochemistry BSc program at Carleton University seeks to understand how organisms function by investigating enzyme reactions, mechanisms of gene regulation, chemical signaling pathways, and cellular structure at the molecular level. 


Biochemists study how animals, plants and bacteria make use of energy to grow, compete with other organisms and reproduce. Many of the biochemist’s findings are of direct relevance to humanity—they help us understand and treat disease, improve food production and find new techniques to produce valuable products such as vitamins and antibiotics.

The first and second years of the Major and Honours programs in Biochemistry at Carleton University provide a solid foundation in the sciences and mathematics. You then progress to more intensive studies in biochemistry, cell biology, molecular genetics and organic chemistry.

By the fourth year of your program, you will be focusing on more specialized courses such as those dealing with bioinformatics, proteins or DNA repair. If you are in the Honours program, you will complete an Honours thesis project.

Future opportunities 

Carleton Biochemistry graduates go on to a wide range of careers. Many work in Ottawa’s growing biotechnology sector or in pharmaceutical companies, government and private-sector labs, research institutes and industry.

Others use their background to prepare for graduate school or for studies in medicine, dentistry and pharmacy.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cellular Biochemistry
  • Physical Biochemistry
  • Independent Research
  • Bioinformatics
  • General Biochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need a secondary school or high school graduation certificate. Education should normally consist of a minimum of 12 years of study. 
  • You will need to present transcripts from your senior high school along with your graduation diploma or certificate, and any graduation exam results.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    28182 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 28182 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    7272 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7272 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Ottawa

1168 - 1925 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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