Biochemistry (BSc)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why study Biochemistry?

Biochemistry may not give you the answers to the meaning of life, but it can tell you how life works. As a biochemist, you will study the chemical processes that occur within the cells of living organisms. You could use your knowledge of cellular processes and molecular inheritance to combat disease, engineer pest-resistant crops, or develop microorganisms to clean up oil spills.

Our state-of-the-art labs and equipment include the Biomolecular Function, Interactions and Structure facility (BIOFINS) which houses a collection of instruments that is unique in Eastern Canada. Small class sizes foster strong student–professor relationships, and our teaching labs introduce you to the techniques used in the field. You will also:

  • Study the role of proteins, carbohydrates and lipids in cellular processes
  • Examine biochemical responses to toxic compounds in the environment
  • Receive extensive training in research methodology
  • Perform original research as an undergraduate (honours and specialization students only)

Concordia’s honours and specialization in Biochemistry programs are accredited by the Ordre des chimistes du Québec.


Program details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90–120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options:

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the major or specialization.

See full degree requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar.

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