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A history of expertise

Since 1924, Dal has offered the Maritimes' only Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program. Our integrated series of courses gives you a modern perspective on these exciting disciplines.

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Experience lab life

Dal's Biochemistry & Molecular Biology program is where students get a feel for what it's really like to be a scientist, says associate professor John Archibald.

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Diverse career opportunities

Our Biochemistry & Molecular Biology grads qualify for many jobs straight out of school at the technical or research assistant level.

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Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dal:

  1. We're unique: Dalhousie is the only university in the Maritimes that offers an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology.
  2. We offer opportunities for diverse careers: A degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology provides an excellent foundation for careers in biotechnology, medicine, pharmacology and medical research. You could even become a brewmaster.
  3. We do cutting-edge research: Our leading researchers and groups are delving into everything from molecular evolution to mechanisms of disease.
  4. We help you succeed: Our professors are available to personally mentor all third- and fourth-year students.
  5. We get you out from behind a desk: All of our third-year courses provide lab exposure and training, and experiential training is available in a research setting.
  6. We want you to learn hands on: Our co-op option allows you to step away from the academic environment and into real-world settings including government and industry.
  7. We're very social: The Dalhousie Biochemistry Student Society is one of the most active student groups at Dal and organizes lots of popular activities each year.

What will I learn?

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Our courses allow you to delve into studying the molecular basis of life. Biochemisty combines the principles of chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics. Molecular biology explores the regulation and expression of genetic information.

What can I do?

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A BSc in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology is the perfect launching pad for a diverse range of possible careers. Interested in CSI? Maybe a future in forensics is for you. Dream of saving lives? Many of our graduates have gone on to successful medical careers.