The Faculty of Science at Western University is one of Canada’s finest institutions of advanced learning.
The Western Science undergraduate academic experience is unique in Canada, offering each student the opportunity to design a custom course of study that aligns best with their career aspirations. Western Science is home to an Integrated Science program as well as eight discipline-specific streams that allow students to craft an academic path that will guide them to the career they want. Whether students want to tackle the scientific challenges facing modern-day society from a multi-disciplinary perspective or explore specific science disciplines in depth, the Faculty of Science has an engaging learning path especially for them.
In combination with internship programs, field schools, summer research opportunities, capstone projects, and international study opportunities, the Faculty of Science's academic programs provide an authentic learning context that inspire and drive success. Students can choose from approximately 140 modules and 480 courses in Science and Basic Medical Sciences, combine modules across departments and faculties, and pursue dual degrees with professional schools, including Engineering and one of the finest business schools in the world.
Students in this major will focus on Chemical Biology. Biochemistry is the study of molecules and mechanisms in living organisms. Biochemistry explores the structure and function of the key biomolecules (proteins, lipids, carbohydrates and nucleic acids) that allow the growth and development of all organisms. The study of biological processes helps us to understand diseases and to see ways to a healthier existence.In these modules, students will gain a solid foundation in the principles governing the properties and interactions of chemical compounds, and will apply this foundation to the study of the molecular processes of life, including disease states and the treatment of disease.
NOTE: Please note the English scores listed are minimum requirements. Meeting the minimums does not guarantee admission. Students with low English scores may be admitted to the English BOOST Program, a 9 week training program for conditional admission to their chosen program.
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