Are you interested in understanding how lightning bugs give off (cool) light or why some bacteria can thrive at freezing temperatures whereas others thrive at boiling temperatures? Do you wonder how anti-cancer drugs work and why vitamins are necessary for human health? If so, you may be a potential biochemist. Biochemists are curious about how and why biological processes happen, and they want answers right down to the nitty-gritty molecular level. They use novel techniques to get structural information far past the resolution of even the most sophisticated microscope! Yet biochemists are also biologists because they want to know how molecular properties influence life processes. Therefore, biochemistry forms the backbone of many other subjects.
The Faculty of Science offers programs of study leading to either the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) or the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Advanced Functions or Calculus and Vectors
2 of: Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Computer Related Studies
Advanced Functions is required; Calculus and Vectors is optional. Please see http://www.ucalgary.ca/admissions/admission_requirements for more details.
May 1, 2012
September 10, 2012
* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.