Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Genetics and Biochemistry (ES) at Western University : Tuition Fee: $33,526.00 CAD / Year (Scholarship Available)
Students in this major will focus on both Genetics and Biochemistry. Biochemistry is the study of molecules and mechanisms in living organisms. In biochemistry we explore 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 Genetics, students will study the most important alphabet on Earth — the four letter code of DNA. How hereditary information is conveyed using such a small code began to be understood by studying organisms in which something was wrong (mutants). Today this traditional approach is complemented by molecular genetics, which takes advantage of a wealth of DNA sequence information as well as technologies that allows one to easily disrupt and replace specific genes. Students can take a range of courses focused on gene structure, function and regulation that are taught using a range of animal, plant and microbial systems. Courses in genetic engineering, developmental genetics, behavioral genetics, and evolutionary genetics convey the importance of the smallest alphabet has an all aspects of life.
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.