Chemistry and Molecular Biology and Biochemistry  

Overview

Incorporating the principles of the physical sciences to understand the operation of living systems is one of the next frontiers in Science, particularly with applications to society. Students who earn this degree are expected to be competitive in the areas of biotechnology, pharmaceutical science and other aspects of medicinal chemistry, and environmental technology.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

This Joint Major program is offered by the Department of Chemistry and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry in the Faculty of Science. You can start this program at the Surrey campus.

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Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Biomechanician
  • Computational Biologist
  • Database Programmer
  • Gene Analyst
  • Protein Analyst
  • Researcher
  • Scientific Curator

Career Services can help you explore your options and create possibilities.

Admission requirements

If you are interested in this joint major, you can apply to either Chemistry or Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and must meet the requirements for the program you apply to.

How to apply

Before applying, you might want to review this help video. Then:

  • Go to https://apply.educationplannerbc.ca/sfu.jsp
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU, either:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
      • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Chemistry

    or

    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
      • select from the drop-down list of programs: BSC Molecular Biol & Biochem or BSC Mol Bio & Biochem - Surrey

    After you have been admitted, speak to an advisor about the joint major option.