Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

By applying principles of chemistry, biology, physics and math, Dalhousie Biochemistry and Molecular Biology students examine the relationship between chemical structures and biological compounds in the only program of its kind in the Maritimes. Research-focused and technically-skilled, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology students seek to answer the mysteries of life through the applied theory of complex biochemical processes.

Student skills

  • Applied biochemistry theory
  • Molecular evolution
  • Cell signalling
  • Gene expression
  • Protein chemistry
  • Biochemical processes
  • Laboratory research
  • Data analysis
  • Nutrition and metabolism


  • Biotechnology
  • Forensic science
  • Research institutions
  • Clinical diagnostic medicine
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Brewing and food processing
  • Environmental health
  • Manufacturing
  • Toxicology

Past roles

  • Research assistant
  • Material composition analyst
  • Lab technician
  • Youth science instructor
  • Science tutor
  • Computer simulator
  • Brewery technician

Past employers

  • Dalhousie University
  • Oland Brewery
  • IWK Health Centre
  • National Research Council Canada
  • Defence Research & Development Canada
  • Acadia University

Work term schedule

  Fall Winter Summer
2nd year Study Study Work term 1
3rd year Study Study Work term 2
4th year Work term 3 Study Break
5th year Study Graduation  

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology co-op student work term schedules may vary from the example displayed above.

Average pay rates during co-op

Hourly $ 20.00


Faculty of Science: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology website.