Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and Business Administration


This program offers in-depth combined training that is pertinent to development and administration in emergent biotechnology enterprises. Molecular biology and biochemistry form the scientific and technological underpinnings of today’s burgeoning biotechnology field while business teaches fundamentals of economics, management, marketing, investment and business law.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

This Joint Major program is offered by the Beedie School of Business and the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry.

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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. Take a look at the occupations traditionally associated with a business program at the Beedie School of Business Career Management Centre.

Admission requirements

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

How to apply

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

  • Go to
  • In section 4, Applying to SFU, for your first choice:
    • select from the drop-down list of faculties: Faculty of Science
    • select from the drop-down list of programs: Molecular Biology&Biochemistry or (available only in Fall) Mol Biology & Biochem - Surrey
  • Note that you cannot choose the Beedie School of Business as your second choice. Please consult with a program advisor in Business before applying if your primary interest is in Business.