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 Biopharmaceutical Science - Genomics
SchoolUniversity of Ottawa/Université d'Ottawa
LocationOttawa, ON, Canada
School TypeUniversity
School SizeFull-time Undergraduate: 28,700
Full-time Graduate: 4,900
Length5 Year(s)
Entry Grade (%)*80% to 82%
  •  Grade12 English  or  Grade12 Français 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Earth and Space Science 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
Prerequisites NotesA minimum combined average of 70% is required for all prerequisite courses in science and mathematics.

Students who do not have Calculus and Vectors 4U can take the replacement course at the University either the summer before or during their first term.

International: $36,161
DescriptionThis interdisciplinary program, offered through the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences, combines basic studies from areas such as molecular biology, biochemistry, pharmacology and organic chemistry and adds new courses designed especially for biopharmaceutical science (BPS) students. The goal is to prepare students who, with further specialization, will be ready to work in an interdisciplinary environment at the interfaces between biology, chemistry and health-related sciences.

Students must choose among two options: genomics (for students interested in the genetic and biological aspects of the field) and medicinal chemistry (for those fascinated by organic and biological chemistry). Genomics focuses on molecular biology and the function of genes and proteins in the study of diseases. Medicinal chemistry emphasizes organic and biological chemistry and their application to the production of new and better pharmaceuticals.
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