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Biochemistry and Forensic Science (Combined Honours), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Burnaby, Canada
The Bachelor of Science Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science (Combined Honours) is a joint program between the British Columbia Institute of Technology  and the University of British Columbia that combines the strengths of UBC and British Columbia Institute of Technology to provide students with an exceptional interdisciplinary educational experience.
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With a primary focus on hands-on work in a laboratory setting, students hone important critical thinking and analytical skills. 

Students at Biochemistry and Forensic Science (Combined Honours) offered by British Columbia Institute of Technology will conduct both academic and applied research, as well as forensic testing, and learn to communicate their results effectively. Graduates finish job-ready with the skills needed to become future leaders in the exciting forensic science and biochemistry industries.

About the Forensic Science (Combined Honours) program
  • Four-year Bachelor of Science Combined Honours program
  • Year 1 at UBC taking first-year science courses
  • Years 2 to 4 at both UBC and BCIT
  • Year 4 conduct a Biochemistry Honours Thesis or take an Advanced Biochemical Techniques course
  • Co-op placement is optional and can help expand your learning with practical work experience
Program strengths
  • A truly interdisciplinary program involving two specializations from two exceptional institutions.
  • Produces job-ready graduates for the expanding global science and forensic science industries.
  • Graduates are able to be productive immediately in industry due to a combination of strong science foundation and applied training in forensics.
  • Industry-recognized, transferable credential to further study at the graduate level for those who wish to go further.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
  • Investigations in Life Sciences Lab
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Differential Calculus
  • Integral Calculus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Entrance requirements must have been completed within the past three years
  • Option 1: A minimum of 30.0 credits of first-year UBC courses or equivalent with a minimum 70 percent GPA
  • A Criminal Record Check: Bring this letter to the police department
  • Option 2: Transfer credit from another university that includes: two terms of first-year university courses (100 or 1000 level) in each of the following subjects:Chemistry (with lab), Mathematics (differential and integral calculus), one term of first year university courses (100 or 1000 level) in each of the following subjects: Biology, English
  • Sufficient electives for an equivalent of 30.0 UBC credits

Tuition Fee

  • International

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    745 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 745 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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