|Study location||Canada, New Brunswick, Sackville|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, University|
|Nominal duration||4 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$22,427 per year
The fees shown here are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$20,210), international student basic medical coverage and student fees.
The fees displayed are estimates only for and are subject to change.
|Registration fee||CA$350 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$50) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
Note: You may be considered for early admission based on your final grade 11 courses. A minimum admissions average of 80% is required for consideration. Visit to learn the country-specific academic requirements.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English speaking country or, you must provide proof of English proficiency in one of the following ways:
Students with the equivalent of IELTS 6.0 may be invited to join the English Academic Bridging program (EAB). Students accepted to the EAB program will join Mount Allison as full-time students, enrolling in three academic courses while taking two English EAB classes per term.
Upon successful completion of the program (duration of one to two academic terms), students may transition to full, unconditional admission at Mount Allison. For more information, visit mta.ca/eab.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemical structures and processes of living organisms.
Biochemistry is an interdisciplinary program, which means you may also take courses in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, and mathematics.
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry emphasizes experiential learning — you will graduate with 600 to 1,200 hours of lab experience, developing important analytical and presentation skills along the way.
Research is a key component of the department’s approach. You will be encouraged to take advantage of faculty-supervised independent research, job opportunities as summer research assistants, and chances to contribute to faculty research projects, which often leads to co-authoring a paper with your professor for publication.
Major and honours programs are accredited by the Canadian Society for Chemistry.
You will begin your studies by examining the world around you at the molecular level, with courses including:
- introductory biochemistry
- introductory chemistry
- cell biology
- organic or analytical chemistry
- enzymology and metabolism
Third-year is a pivotal year in the program as you will take core lab courses that lay the foundation for research in biochemistry, including lab only courses like Molecular Analyses and Experiential Biochemistry.
Upper year courses concentrate on sub-disciplines of biochemistry, with topics like:
- nucleic acids
- molecular structure of the immune system
- animal, bacterial, and plant viruses
- protein structures and function
- biochemical ecology
- lipids and membranes
- signal transduction
- animal physiology
Popular career paths for biochemistry graduates include:
- genetics researcher
- agricultural biochemist
- atmospheric/environmental biochemist
- public health nutritionist/dietitian
- food/nutritional biochemist
- forensic scientist
- biological oceanographer
- medical doctor
- public/global health administration