Bachelor of Science (Honours) - Life Sciences and Biochemistry (QL) at Queen’s University : Tuition Fee: $50,926.00 CAD / Year (Scholarship Available)
Queen’s is now accepting direct entry into the Life Sciences and Biochemistry BScH programs as one cohort. The first year of the joint programs provides the vital foundation in sciences. Following first year students will then split into either the Life Sciences or Biochemistry plans during plan selection that takes place in Spring (student’s will be able to choose between either program). Some spots are also available for general sciences students following first year.
The Life Sciences program provides a cross-disciplinary education in the scientific disciplines that are fundamental to the maintenance of health and the treatment of disease. It is designed to exploit the synergy of a highly integrated curriculum that includes traditional and emerging biomedical sciences and to promote the acquisition of critical thinking, independent learning, problem solving, and sophisticated communication skills.
Biochemistry is the branch of science that explores the structures and chemical processes of molecules in living organisms that interact to form cells, tissues and whole organisms. The Biochemistry program at Queen’s provides students with in-depth training in a wide range of important topics that are related to these processes, including the mechanisms of cancer progression, cellular communication, and the molecular and chemical basis of infection, inheritance and disease.
Note: Students in this program are also eligible for the Queen’s Undergraduate Internship Program (QUIP) which provides 2nd or 3rd year students with a 12-16 month work experience. The internship normally occurs following the student’s third year of study, after which the student completes the final year of the honours degree. The internships are paid, professionally supervised, career-related positions offering students the opportunity to learn about current advances, practices, and technologies in business and industry.