Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc

Biological and Pharmaceutical Chemistry BSc

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: up to 90 days
Application fee: CA$70
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$24,299.86
Domestic tuition: CA$6,090.92

Program overview

Explore biological processes through the deeper insight and molecular understanding that chemistry provides. The pharmaceutical industry is one of the most rapidly growing sectors of the biomedical field. Many medical conditions and diseases that previously required hospital stays are now being treated with novel drugs and biopharmaceuticals. Biological and pharmaceutical chemistry is a fascinating interdisciplinary area of growth, located at the interface of chemistry and biology, and bringing with it the opportunities to combine the powers of chemistry with exciting developments in biology. Through hands-on laboratory training, the major will provide you with a strong foundation in chemistry, especially synthetic and analytical chemistry, combined with biochemistry and microbiology. You will be given the opportunity to evolve in several directions, whether studying molecular modelling and drug design, the role and importance of transition metal systems in biological processes or the principles and methods related to the production of pharmaceuticals.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
  • PTE
The secondary school graduation certificate which would admit a student to an internationally recognized university in his or her home country is normally acceptable for admission to the University of Guelph. You will be required to present evidence of English Proficiency if your primary or first language is not English, and you have had less than four years of full-time secondary school or post-secondary study, demonstrating satisfactory academic progress, in an English-language school system. English Proficiency tests: IELTS - Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 CAEL - Minimum overall band score of 70 TOEFL - Internet-based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score less than 21 PTE - Minimum overall score of 60 and no score less than 60 for any individual component ELCP - Successful completion of the University of Guelph, Open Learning Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program (Levels 9 and 10) Cambridge English: C1 Advanced and C2 Proficiency - Minimum overall score of 176 with no band less than 169. Duolingo Test: Minimum overall score of 110

Career opportunities

Cancer researcher Pharmacist Forensic pharmacist Biopharmaceutical analyst Pharmaceutical chemist

Campus location

Guelph , Canada