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Bachelor of Science Chemistry & Biochemistry

Knowledge

Nature and behaviour of elements, compounds and chemical reactions; analytical, computational, inorganic, organic, physical and theoretical chemistry; metabolism, nutritional and regulatory chemistry, enzymes, nucleic acids, biophysics and molecular genetics (biochemistry); synthesis of new compounds or materials; detection and measurement of chemicals; quality control; environmental protection; health and safety practices; scientific research methodology and data analysis.

Skills

Plan, set up and conduct chemical analyses (e.g., soil, hormones, water); design, synthesize and test new chemical products (e.g., drugs, foods, fuels, paints, new materials, nanochemicals); measure pollutants in the air, water and soil; examine evidence and DNA; assess and solve complex problems; think logically, creatively and independently; interpret and write detailed technical reports; observe health and safety practices; apply computer skills and statistical techniques.

Sample Courses Biochemistry

Metabolism, Enzymes, Biophysics, Molecular Genetics, Chemical Biology, Advanced Microscopy, Cell Signalling.

Sample Courses Chemistry

Organic Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy in Inorganic Chemistry, Organometallic Chemistry of the Transition Metals, Modern Organic Synthesis, Computational Chemistry.

Examples of Career Fields and Occupations

  • Analytical Chemist
  • Biochemist (e.g., manufacturing & pharmaceutical industries)
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemical Technologist
  • Clinical Chemist
  • Environmental Chemist
  • Food Scientist
  • Forensics
  • Gene Technologist
  • Laboratory Analyst
  • Health/Safety Inspector
  • Health Professional (e.g., dentist, nutritionist, pharmacist, physician)
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Chemist (e.g., agriculture, cosmetics, forestry, petroleum, plastics)
  • Medical Lab Technologist
  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Pathology Assistant
  • Pharmacologist
  • Plant Physiologist
  • Pollution Control
  • Professor
  • Research Assistant
  • Research Chemist
  • Sales Manager
  • Science Writer
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist

Over the past five years, for example, the number of international students studying at the University of Regina has grown by 77%, helping make our campus more diverse than at any time in our history. Students from more than 66 countries now call our University home, enriching the student experience by bringing global perspectives to our campus community. At the same time, more than 800 domestic students have taken advantage of study abroad opportunities to broaden their education in other countries and further develop into “citizens of the world.”

All of these students attend the University of Regina because of the quality of our academic programs, and they come here knowing that a comprehensive program of support is available to them through our UR International office. UR International is deeply committed to student success offering academic, social, life skills, and language services that help provide students with the tools they need to make the most of their University of Regina education.

  • High ranking: One of Canada’s top 10 comprehensive universities.
  • Support is our strength: From the moment we meet you and your family, until the moment you find employment after graduation, we provide personalized services to encourage and assist in your academic and career needs.
  • State of the art facilities: Come and discover our new campus. It is modern, clean and convenient.
  • The U of R is a global community: We are large enough to host students from over 90 countries, yet small enough to give you a more personalized and focused academic experience. You can get to know your professors and faculty members. The student to faculty ratio is 20:1.We Also have many associations that you can get involved with. Check it out!
  • Success for life: Regina is your home away from home! It is safe, affordable and provides a high standard of living. Saskatchewan has an immigration nomination program that is faster than the national program and is open to University of Regina graduates.

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Program taught in:
  • English

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Last updated November 16, 2018
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