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Chemical Biology

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Program Information

School:Western University
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Chemistry, General
Description:Whether we are taking a medication to treat a disease, driving a car, or listening to our battery-powered MP3 players, chemistry has an immense impact on all aspects of our daily lives. Chemistry, also known as the central science, is the study of materials at the atomic and molecular level, and in particular, their properties, composition, and reactions. Since all materials are composed of atoms and molecules, a thorough understanding of chemistry is crucial to the understanding of all other physical and biological sciences, ranging from astronomy, to medicine, to zoology. Phenomena such as global warming, the health effects of trans fats, and the efficiency of hybrid vehicles, can all be explained by chemical principles. Accordingly, chemists contribute substantially to the discovery and development of new technologies, be they environmental, medical, or transportation, to name a few.

An undergraduate degree in chemistry is highly versatile and will provide a solid foundation for a wide variety of exciting careers. Chemistry graduates have found intellectually stimulating opportunities in industry, government, and the private sector. Graduates have also pursued advanced degrees, including medicine, law, business, education, and of course, research-based MSc and PhD programs in chemistry. The chemistry program at Western is instructed by enthusiastic, award-winning faculty in an environment that is conducive to learning. With small classes, a friendly atmosphere, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment, chemistry students also acquire important talents that are crucial in the today’s competitive job marketplace: problem-solving, critical- and creative-thinking, organizational, communications, and interpersonal skills.
URL:Chemical Biology at Western University
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $30,931

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*80 to 86

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 

Two of: Advanced Functions (MHF4U), Math of Data Management (MDM4U), Biology (SBI4U), Chemistry (SCH4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Sciences (SES4U), Computer and Information Science (ICS4U). • First year Biology and Chemistry courses require Biology SBI4U and Chemistry SCH4U, respectively. • First year Biology and Chemistry courses are required for all modules offered by the Department of Biology and for some modules offered by the Department of Chemistry and other Science departments.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 83] or Test of Written English (part of TOEFL) [min. 5]

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* 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.

Modified on October 01, 2018

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