Faculty of Science

DEGREE: Bachelor of Science with Honors

Similar to the Specialization program, a BSc Honors degree provides excellent training in one specific subject. As an Honors student you will focus on one main field of study, and must maintain a higher standard of academic achievement than those in a General or Specialization program. This is the best program is you plan to pursue a higher degree or a research or academic career. 

MAJOR: Biochemistry

Biochemistry tries to unravel the complex chemical reactions that occur in a variety of life forms, thus providing the basis for practical advances in all areas of medicine, agriculture, veterinary medicine and forensics.

 

Here is an estimate of the tuition and fees for your first year of studies in this program.

 

If you're a high school student in Canada, input your grades to assess your eligibility for this program.

POSSIBLE CAREERS
 
 

Admission Requirements 2014-2015
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Admission requirements are the academic background necessary for admission to a particular program of study.
 
Choose your province:
    1 Choose One of
  • English Language Arts 30-1
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    2 Choose One of
  • Mathematics 30-1
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    3 4 Choose Two of
  • Biology 30
  • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
  • Mathematics 31
  • Physics 30
  • Chemistry 30
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    5 Choose One of
  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Musical Theatre 35
    • Sculpting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Music 35
    • Applied Graphic Arts 35
    • Adv Tech-Print/Draw/Sculp(5Cr)
    • Contemporary Dance 35
    • Dance 35
    • Portfolio Art 35
    • Technical Theatre EPS 35
    • Instrumental Jazz 35
    • Painting (Adv Techn) 35
    • Jazz Dance 35
    • Shooting the Screenplay 35
    • Technical Theatre 35
    • Film Studies 35
    • Dance Composition 35
    • Pottery/Ceramics(Adv Techn) 35
    • Adv Acting/Touring Theatre 35
    • Ballet 35
    • Theatre Arts 35
    • CommunicationTech Adv(CTS-5Cr)
    • Tap Dance 35
    • Choir 35
    • Directing 35
    • Band 35
    • Vocal Jazz 35
    • Drawing(Adv Techn) 35(CTS-5Cr)
    • Performing Arts 35A
    • Drama 30
    • Art 31
    • General Music 30
    • Art 30
    • Choral Music 30
    • Band Music 35
    • Instrumental Music 30
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  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies 30-1
    • Aboriginal Studies 30
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Hungarian 35
    • German Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • German Language Arts 30
    • German Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • German Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • German Language Arts 35
    • Russian 35
    • Polish 35
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 12Y
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35-3Y
    • Polish Lang & Culture 35 - 3Y
    • Polish Language & Arts 35
    • Korean Lang & Culture 35
    • Sikh and Punjabi 35
    • Cree L & C 30-12Y
    • Cree Language & Culture 30-9Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Cree Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Portuguese 35
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Chinese Language Arts 30
    • Chinese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Italian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Swedish 35
    • French 30-3Y
    • French Language Arts 30-1
    • Francais 30-2
    • French 30-9Y
    • French 31
    • French Language Arts 30-2
    • Francais 30-1
    • Blackfoot Lang & Cult 30
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 35
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Punjabi Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Japanese 30
    • Japanese Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-9Y
    • Spanish Language Arts 30
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Spanish Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Hebrew Language Arts 35
    • Hebrew 35
    • Greek 35
    • Arabic L & C 35-12Y
    • Am Sign L & C 35-9Y
    • American Sign Lang Arts 35
    • Am Sgn Lng & Deaf Culture 35
    • Latin 30
    • Ukrainian Lang Arts 30
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-6Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-3Y
    • Ukranian Lang & Culture 30-9Y
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  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Biology 30
    • Physics 30
    • Mathematics 30-2*
    • Chemistry 30
    • Science 30
    • Computing Science ADV(CTS-5Cr)
    • Mathematics 31
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    * Only one of Mathematics 30-1 or Mathematics 30-2 can be used for admission.
 
 

Notes:

  1. Students should be aware that their chosen program may contain courses for which there are specific grade 12 prerequisites that must be met in addition to the subjects used for admission. Please see http://www.science.ualberta.ca/programs for more information
    1 Choose One of
  • English (Literature & Composition)
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    2 Choose One of
  • Mathematics
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    3 4 Choose Two of
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  •  
    5 Choose One of
  • Fine Arts

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Drama
    • Art
    • Music
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  • Humanities

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Social Studies
    • History
    • Economics
    • Cultural Geography
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  • Languages other than English

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • French
    • Additional languages other than English may be accepted
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  • Math/Sciences

    Acceptable courses for this subject area:

    • Algebra
    • Calculus
    • Physical Geography
    • Computer Science
    • Geometry
    • Additional Math
    • Science
    • Trigonometry
    • Biology
    • Physics
    • Chemistry
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Notes:

  1. Students should be aware that their chosen program may contain courses for which there are specific grade 12 prerequisites that must be met in addition to the subjects used for admission. Please see http://www.science.ualberta.ca/programs for more information

English Language Proficiency (ELP)

Because the U of A wants you to succeed, our admissions policy ensures that all students, regardless of citizenship, have the language skills they need to understand, participate and learn in our classes. The primary language of instruction in our classes, with the exception of those at the Faculte Saint-Jean, is English. For more information on the English Language Proficiency policy refer to the U of A Calendar. Information on writing ELP examinations is also available.

Aboriginal Applicants

At the U of A, we are committed to encouraging Aboriginal Students in their work towards a degree. Aboriginal students have been under-represented in higher education in Canada, thus our policy is aimed at increasing opportunity, with the goal of our Aboriginal student population being representative of the public we serve. For more information on Admission of Aboriginal Students refer to the U of A Calendar.

For additional information and the most up-to-date admission requirements, please see §15 of the University Calendar.

Entrance Averages
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All degree programs have a minimum admission average that must be met prior to admission.

I'm an international student.
Are my grades competitive? How do these averages convert?

 

2014-2015 Early Admission: 85%

2014-2015 Final Competitive: TBD

Deadlines
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May 1st is the deadline to apply for most direct entry programs, but be sure to double-check!

For a complete listing of application and document deadlines refer to the University Calendar.

 

Fall application: May 1, 2014

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