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Bachelor's Degree Programs

Biochemistry

Programs in biochemistry at the University of Regina encompass the study of proteomics and systems biology, supported by a strong background of chemistry and biology.

Studying Biochemistry at the University of Regina

We offer high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate programs have strong hands-on components as many courses include laboratories developed and overseen by four full-time laboratory instructors. Junior and senior students also benefit from small classes (5 - 25 students). We have an active honours program, a co-op program and many opportunities for students to participate in research projects. Accessible, modern research facilities put our PhD and MSc students at the forefront in their fields. Our graduate students benefit from working in a close-knit, supportive environment that encourages innovative science.

Research

Our programs offer experiential learning in the classroom, lab, and field settings. Undergraduates have the opportunity to do their own, independent research projects, learning alongside graduate students and experienced faculty, while our graduate students can build their skills working closely with supervisors who will guide and support their growth as researchers.

Sample courses

  • Metabolism
  • Enzymes
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Chemical Biology
  • Medicinal Plants and Culture
  • Advanced Microscopy
  • Cell Signaling

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Scholarships

The Faculty of Science has a number of entrance and continuing scholarships available to students at all levels of study.  Recognizing the financial challenges facing many students, we also have a large number of bursaries available to support students as they progress through their studies.  A select number of these scholarships are listed below.

Entrance Scholarships

  • Science 10th Anniversary Entrance Scholarship
  • UR Scholars Entrance Scholarship (graduate students only)

Academic Achievement Scholarships

  • Dean of Science Scholarly Achievement Award
  • Faculty of Science Indigenous Scholar Award
  • Stantec Equity & Diversity Scholarship
  • June and Jack Krogan Women in Science Award
  • Society of Chemical Industry Merit Award

Graduation Scholarships

  • Dean’s Medal
  • University Prize in Science

Student Awards & Financial Aid Scholarships, bursaries, and more

Pre-Professional Studies

A pre-professional program consists of the University prerequisites required to apply to a Professional program, such as medical school.  Lengths of study range from two years to a full, four-year degree, depending on the student’s professional aspirations.

Students who have taken their pre-professional studies at the University of Regina have been very successful candidates for professional programs including:

  • agriculture
  • chiropractic medicine
  • dentistry
  • medicine
  • nutrition
  • occupational therapy
  • optometry
  • pharmacy
  • physical therapy
  • veterinary medicine

Pre-Professional Studies Your pathway to a professional degree

Quick Facts

Program: Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Biochemistry BSc Honours in Biochemistry Master of Science (MSc) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Length: BSc: 4 years MSc: 2 years PhD: 4 – 6 years
Offered Through: University of Regina Campion College First Nations University of Canada Luther College
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What Can You Do With a Biochemistry Degree?

Here are some of the careers you can look forward to with your Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry.

To explore minors that may be available in this program area, please visit the Academic Calendar or meet with your faculty advisor in the Academic Advising Office after you are admitted.

  • Biochemist
  • Food scientist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Medical Researcher
  • Health and Safety Inspector
  • Industrial Biochemist
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