at UBC's

Vancouver Campus

Biochemistry is the study of the chemical processes occurring in living matter, a discipline which encompasses an incredibly diverse field of research that touches nearly all aspects of our lives. Biochemists are working in areas as diverse environmental degradation, forensics, disease research, and archaeology.

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Program Information

  • Campus: Vancouver
  • Faculty: Faculty of Science
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • 4 yrs Length
  • Yes Co-op Option
  • Yes Honours Option

Biochemistry deals with the chemical compounds and processes that occur in plants, animals, and microorganisms. Specifically, it involves the analysis of proteins, carbohydrates, and lipids, which comprise the basic constituents of cells. Housed in the Faculty of Medicine, the program’s primary focus is on the biochemistry of the human body. Biochemistry can also be studied as an elective in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology and Immunology, and Physiology.

Campus features

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is located in the Life Sciences Centre, a multi-disciplinary research space where more than 80 faculty investigators and approximately 600 trainees and research staff conduct innovative research in many areas of the life and biomedical sciences. The Laboratory for Molecular Biophysics has state-of-the-art instrumentation and facilities.

What can you do with this major after graduation?

Program Requirements

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