B.Sc. On Campus


University of Lethbridge

48 months
18404 CAD/year
5322 CAD/year
Tuition fee
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Forensics. Pharmacology. Food Science. What do these three areas have in common? They are just some of the career paths you can take with a degree in Biochemistry at University of Lethbridge.


Biochemistry at University of Lethbridge is the study of all living systems at the molecular level. It looks at the chemical and physical basis of life and how these living systems interact with their environments. It is a demanding field that combines expertise in the biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Versatility and intense curiosity are the hallmarks of successful biochemists, as they draw on knowledge from a variety of fields to investigate the molecules that facilitate life.

From the structure, function and dynamics of molecular machines, to the complex regulation of metabolic pathways and biological processes, biochemists study the extraordinary molecules that are produced and utilized by living systems. As a consequence, many of the most spectacular advances in the sciences are driven by discoveries in biochemistry.

Biochemistry will help you develop a strong background in the basic sciences and extensive laboratory skills, while emphasizing the chemical and physical basis of life. As a biochemistry student, you will gain hands-on experience with the latest tools and technology used in chemistry, physics and biological sciences, such as molecular biology, protein crystallography and advanced biophysics. You will also develop skills in molecular techniques like DNA sequencing, gene cloning and enzymology.

Additionally, you will have access to state-of-the-art science and research facilities. These facilities support the research interests of our award-winning faculty, your instructors, as they investigate diverse areas such as cancer research, toxicology, crystallography, bioinformatics and molecular modelling, as well as applied research in medicine, disease research and food development.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Biochemistry
  • Bioenergetics & Metabolism
  • Cell & Molecular Biology
  • Nucleic Acids
  • Genetics
  • Microbiology
  • Methods in Biochemistry
  • Genome Maintenance
  • Developmental Biology
  • Analytical Chemistry II
  • Inorganic Chemistry I & II
  • Intro to Physics or Biophysics

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

Applications are considered complete when the application fee has been paid and all supporting documents are received by the Admissions Office. In addition to your application and the required fee, you must submit:

  • Official transcripts from all secondary and post-secondary institutions of study.
  • Proof of English Language Proficiency if your first spoken language is not English

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18404 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18404 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5322 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5322 CAD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lethbridge

1200 - 1800 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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