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CARLETON UNIVERSITY, OTTAWA, ONTARIO - PROGRAMS

Ottawa, OntarioLOCATION
UniversitySCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1942Established Year
  30416Enrollment

Bachelor of Science [B.Sc] (Biochemistry)

 4 years
 full time
  English
 honours, co op & on campus

$ 21,136 

1st Year
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Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry is a 4-year program with Honours at Carleton University.
  • Students will have the opportunity to apply to the Co-operative Education Program.
  • If students want to begin the co-op program, they must have completed at least two years of an Honours Bachelor of Science program.
  • Students learn how animals, plants, and bacteria make use of energy to grow, compete with other organisms, and reproduce.
  •  Co-op placements can give students work experience in :
    • Private sector biotechnology firms
    • Government and university laboratories
    • Pharmaceutical companies.
  • Students will gain knowledge in biology and chemistry, as well as with many opportunities to apply their knowledge to modern-day challenges facing the discipline.
  • The first and second years of the Major and Honours programs in Biochemistry gives a solid foundation in the sciences and mathematics.
  • In the fourth year,  students will be focusing on more specialized courses such as those dealing with bioinformatics, proteins, or DNA repair.
  • The Biochemistry programs give students hands-on work experience in well-equipped laboratories.
  • If students choose the Honours program, they will complete an Honours thesis project.
  • Co-op students complete at least three work terms during their degree program.
  • The student to faculty ratio is 9:1 which bridges the gap between faculty and students.
  • The Biochemistry degree will serve students as they further explore the world of research and potentially pursue a medical degree.
  • Carleton University has an acceptance rate of 21%, compared to other Canadian universities

Program Highlights

Degree Type Offered Bachelor
Duration4 years
Fees$ 84,544 for 4 years
Delivery TypeFull Time
Admission Intake Fall (Deadline - Jan 15)
Language Proficiency TOEFL,IELTS,PTE
Program Urlhttps://admissions.carleton.ca/programs/biochemistry/

Eligibility & Entry Requirement

Academic Eligibility:

  • Students will need a secondary school or high school graduation certificate with a minimum of 12 years of study.
  • Students must have transcripts from their senior high school along with their graduation diploma or certificate, and any graduation exam results.
  • If English is not the students’ first language then they must provide proof of English competency.

Indian Student Eligibility:

  • Students required to passed Class 12th with a percentage of 75-77% (Major), 78-82% (Honours) from one of the following boards:
    • All India School Certificate (CBSE)
    • Indian School Certificate (CISCE)
  • Students must have Knowledge in the following Subjects:
    • Math
    • Two Science courses
    • Physics and Calculus


Required Document List

Following are the required Documents:

  • CV/Resume: Outline of academic achievements and/or awards, publications, relevant work, and/or volunteer experience.
  • Transcript: A PDF copy of all post-secondary transcripts within the application or in Carleton Central.
  • Letter of Reference: Referees (Teachers, guidance counselors, or Professors) should comment on academics and that references should submit along with the application system.
  • Statement of Intent: Explain the reasons or intentions for pursuing studies in this program, including a description of prior experience.
  • Writing Sample: Students applying for a job, internship, may be asked to provide a writing sample that allows an employer or graduate program to judge student ability to convey a written message.
  • Aptitude test results: Used to make inferences about competencies, capabilities, and future performance on the job of the students.
  • Preference Form: Some departments require students to fill in a preference form that will ask to outline their preferences for the program specialization, research area, or faculty supervisor.
  • ELP Scores: Students have to submit their English language proficiency scores like IELTS, TOEFL, or other test scores.


Application Deadline

Fall
Jan 15


Scores Required

86 / 120

Avg. Score in

TOEFL

6.5 / 9

Avg. Score in

IELTS

60 / 75

Avg. Score in

PTE


Fees & Funding

Tution & Application Fees

YearYear 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
Tuition fees$21136$21136$21136$21136

Scholarship Grants & Financial Aids

NameAmountInternational Students EligibleApplication Deadline
Debesh Kamal Scholarship $1,385 Yes 30 Apr, 2020
Forktip Women’s- Innovation Scholarship Variable Yes 30 Aug, 2020
(ISC)² Women’s Cybersecurity Scholarships Variable Yes 19 Feb, 2021
Collegedunia $150 Scholarship Program $150 Yes N/A
Go Clean Scholarship $3,500 Yes 31 Dec, 2020
BrokerFish International student scholarship $1,000 Yes 21 Dec, 2020
VueVille Future Technology Scholarship $1,000 Yes 30 Sep, 2020
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VISA & Work Study

VISA

  • Students need a Study Visa to stay in Canada. After receiving the study permit, they can apply for the Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA).
  • The cost of the Study Visa is 112 USD and valid for the length of the study program, plus an extra 90 days.
  • At the time of VISA application, students need to provide various documents:
    • Application form and Study Plan.
    • Completed IMM 1294 (Application for Study Permit Made Outside of Canada).
    • Letter of Acceptance (Student Information for a Study Visa from Carleton University).
    • Valid Passport (photocopy or scan).
    • Biometrics (fingerprints and photo)
    • Financial Evidence.
    • No criminal record certificate
    • Results of a medical exam.

Work Study

  • The Work-Study Program provides students a chance to get at a part-time on-campus job.
  • In On-Campus program students may work up to a maximum of 192 hours for the work-study period and earn up to a maximum of $3,000 for the fall/winter session.
  • The work-study hourly wage is $15.00/hour plus vacation pay.

Career and Placement after Course

Biochemistry students are prepared for careers in the growing field of bioinformatics, working in areas such as drug design, the synthesis of new biomaterials, the mapping of brain function, and genomic research.


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