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Program Information

Before students apply to the Biochemistry program, they should consider all the different degree options and modules we offer.

The Honours Specialization in Biochemistry and the Specialization in Biochemistry may only be completed within the BMSc Program. To be eligible for these modules, students must be admitted into the BMSc program during the adjudication period for intent to register. Please visit the BMSc website for details on pre-requisite courses, calculating admission average, and admissions average cut-offs.

If students wish to combine a Major in Biochemistry with another Major offered by one of the Basic Medical Science departments (e.g. Pathology, Physiology) or the Major in Interdisciplinary Studies (IMS), they must also be admitted into the BMSc program.

However, students are permitted to combine a Major in Biochemistry with a Major chosen from another faculty to earn degrees such as BSc, BHSc, or BA degrees. For example, a student may earn a BSc degree by choosing a Major in Genetics with a Major in Biochemistry. A Major in Biochemistry can also be taken alone.

Please visit the Academic Calendar for Biochemistry to view all degree options with their respective admissions requirements and module courses.

Science/BMSc Internship Program

The internship program is Western University's alternative to the Co-op program. Students are able to gain practical science-related experience while being employed in an industry setting. All undergraduate students registered in the 3rd or 4th year of a Science or BMSc Program are encouraged to apply if they meet eligibility requirements.

For more details and up-to-date information, please visit the Science Internship Program website.