PROGRAMS

The Department of Biochemistry and Biomedical Sciences offers three Bachelor of Science program streams, a Minor, as well as a Bachelor/Master of Health Sciences program in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization:

Entry from Second Year:

Honours Biochemistry

  • A more broadly based academic program that would be chosen if you intend to apply to a professional school or if graduate school is not one of your main aims. It allows more room for electives to pursue other interests (e.g. a minor in another faculty).
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar

Honours Biochemistry (Biomedical Research Specialization)

  • For students interested in gaining hands-on experience with the cutting-edge research done in our department.
  • A research intensive option offers up to 21 units of additional laboratory experience to students who may be interested in pursuing graduate studies or a career in research and development.
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar 

Entry from Third Year:

Honours Biochemistry (Biomedical Research Specialization Co-op)

  • This 5-year work-study program provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop laboratory skills while obtaining work experience relevant to academia or the private sector.
  • Entry in Level III following completion of Level II
  • Please go to the Science Career and Co-operative Education website for more information: https://www.science.mcmaster.ca/scce/co-op/prospective-students.html
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar

Bachelor-Master in Biomedical Discovery and Commercialization

  • Please go to the BDC Program website for more information: http://bdcprogram-mcmaster.ca/
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar

The Department also offers specializations through other faculties:

Honours Arts & Science and Biochemistry

  • Offered through the Faculty of Arts & Science
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar

Honours Integrated Science and Biochemistry

  • Offered through the Honours Integrated Science Program
  • Admission and in-course requirements in the Undergraduate Calendar