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    Faculty

    • Faculty of Science

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    Degree

    • Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Co-op option
    • Bachelor of Science (Major) with Co-op option

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    Expected duration

    • 4 years (taking a full course load)

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    Program options

    • Biochemistry (Honours) with Co-op option
    • Biochemistry (Major) with Co-op option

Program details

The Biochemistry degrees are offered jointly by the departments of Chemistry and Microbiology. Students who complete an undergraduate degree in Biochemistry and are looking for graduate level training can explore opportunities in many areas, including Chemistry and Microbiology.

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Expected duration: 4 years, approximately (120 credit hours) of study with a minimum degree GPA of 3.00. To enter an Honours program, you need to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours with specific course and grade requirements.  

Honours programs are the most advanced, in-depth undergraduate studies offered by the Faculty of Science. The programs allow you to make the smoothest transition to graduate studies. An Honours program is regarded as professional training. Students are generally involved in research opportunities and complete a project or research course as part of the curriculum.  

Students in an Honours program are eligible to apply for Co-op, which provides exposure to the industry and valuable work experience. Students normally enter the program after the second year including designated courses and grades.  

To earn a Bachelor of Science Honours degree a student must successfully complete 120 credit hours or more of study with minimum grades on all courses as specified in the Academic Calendar and a minimum degree GPA of 3.00. You must complete this degree on a full-time basis. 

Once you are eligible and fulfill the entrance requirements for the program, please complete the appropriate form on the Academic Advising page. 

Bachelor of Science (Major)

Expected duration: 4 years, approximately (120 credit hours) of study with a minimum degree GPA of 2.00. To enter a Major program, you need to complete a minimum of 24 credit hours with specific course and grade requirements.  

The Faculty of Science Major program provides students with extensive study in their chosen field while allowing for educational breadth through other subjects of interest. The Major program offers flexibility and opportunities to select electives from other disciplines at the University of Manitoba. This flexibility means that the Major program doesn’t provide the same level of professional training as the Honours program.  

Students in a Major program are eligible to apply for Co-op, which provides exposure to the industry and valuable work experience. Students normally enter the program after the second year including designated courses and grades.  

To earn a Bachelor of Science Major degree a student must successfully complete 120 credit hours or more of study with minimum grades on all courses as specified in the Academic Calendar and a minimum degree GPA of 2.00. You can complete this program on a full-time or part-time basis. 

Once you are eligible and fulfill the entrance requirements for the program, please complete the appropriate form on the Academic Advising page. 

Sample course offerings

  • BIOL 1030: Biological Diversity, Function and Interactions
  • CHEM 1100: Introductory Chemistry 1: Atomic and Molecular Structure and Energetics
  • CHEM 1110: Introductory Chemistry 2: Interaction, Reactivity, and Chemical Properties
  • CHEM 1120: Introduction to Chemistry Techniques 
  • CHEM/MBIO 2700: Biochemistry 1: Biomolecules and an Introduction to Metabolic Energy
  • CHEM/MBIO 2710: Biochemistry 2: Catabolism, Synthesis, and Information Pathways 
  • CHEM 2720: Principles and Practices of the Modern Biochemistry Laboratory
  • CHEM 4670: Drug Design and Drug Discovery

For a full list of courses and descriptions of each, please visit the Academic Calendar.

Coop Science Earn While You Learn

Earn while you learn — Co-operative Education

The Faculty of Science Co-operative Education program is an excellent way for students to enhance their classroom learning with on-the-job experience. Available in most Major and Honours programs, Co-operative education is a form of experiential learning that integrates academic education with relevant, supervised and paid work experience. Co-op students gain valuable skills to guide them through their academic education and prepare them for future careers after graduation. Students who enrol in the Co-operative Education program will complete their four-year (approx.) Major or Honours degree in five years (approx.), allowing them to complete three or four work terms. Each work term is completed within a four-month period beginning in January, May or September.

Learn more about the Science Co-operative Education program.

Admission requirements

To declare the BSc Major or Honours in Biochemistry you first must be accepted into the Faculty of Science. The following are the minimum requirements for entry into the Faculty of Science.

Direct entry means you are applying to the program directly out of high school or have completed fewer than 24 credit hours at a recognized university or college. 

Missing some requirements? Students who do not meet the direct entry admission requirements may apply to University 1 to prepare for entry into the Faculty of Science. You may be able to declare your specific Major when you transit or you can transit to the General degree. University 1 students who qualify may transit to the Faculty of Science using Aurora Student. See the Academic Calendar for entry requirements specific to this program.

Advanced entry Applicants are those who have completed one year (24 credit hours) or more of studies in another faculty at the University of Manitoba or another recognized post-secondary institution.

Note: When you apply to the Faculty of Science as a Direct or Advanced entry student, you do not select your Major areas of study (e.g., Biochemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, etc.). Each Major or Honours program has specific entry requirements and may be declared once you have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of coursework, generally at the end of your first or second year of studies. For full details, please visit the Academic calendar.

How to apply

Domestic student application fee: $100
International student application fee: $120

Applications to the University of Manitoba are completed online. To begin your application, select the "Start or continue your application" button. The online application includes several parts, and you may be required to submit transcripts, proof of English Language proficiency and other documents.

If you are a University 1 student wishing to transit to the Faculty of Science, you are not required to submit an application. You may transit to the Faculty of Science student using Aurora Student. There is no application fee.

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Includes the Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Geological Sciences and Physical Geography programs.

Includes Bachelor of Health Sciences and Bachelor of Health Studies programs.

Includes Bachelor of Science degrees in Agribusiness, Agriculture, Agroecology, Food Science and Human Nutritional Sciences.

Annual application deadlines - Canadian citizens & permanent residents

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October August 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September April 1

Annual application deadlines - International applicants

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October May 1
Winter (January) Direct entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September February1

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Bachelor of Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

Diploma in Fine Art application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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To apply to the Inner City Social Work program, attend an information session at the William Norrie Centre. You will receive an application form at the information session. All information sessions are held in Room 126, William Norrie Centre.

Room 126 William Norrie Centre
485 Selkirk Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R2W 2M6 Canada
204-668-8160
Fax: 204-663-8857

All applicants need approval from the Faculty of Social Work – Inner City Selection Coordinator, Carla Kirkpatrick who can be reached at carla.kirkpatrick@umanitoba.ca or 204-474-7364.

Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Application deadline
Summer (May, part-time) Direct entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.
Fall (September) Direct entry Please contact the Inner City Social Work program to determine the next available session and any applicable deadline dates.

Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Fall (September) Direct entry Early October January 15
Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadlines

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Advanced entry Early November May 1

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Annual application deadlines

Program Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Bachelor of Environmental Design (BEnvD) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1
Environmental Design Architecture Master Preparation Option (ED AMP) Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May/July) Advanced entry Early November June 1

Students who wish to enrol in Summer courses that start in May should apply by April 1.

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Summer (May) Advanced entry – Track A Early November April 1
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Fall (September) Advanced entry Late August October 1

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Winnipeg annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Winter (January)

Advanced entry Early May August 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early September December 15*

* The deadline for submission of applications for Summer 2023 intake for the Bachelor of Nursing program (Winnipeg) has been extended until December 15, 2022.

The Pas and Thompson (UM/University College of the North) annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

Bachelor of Respiratory Therapy: Degree Completion Program annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May September 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November January 15

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is on a space available basis only.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadline

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November April 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Direct entry Early October March 1
Advanced entry Early November May 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May October 1

Admission to the Winter term is available on a space available basis only.

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Annual direct entry application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
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Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early September February 1

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Summer (May) Early November February 1

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Annual application deadlines

Type of applicant Type of entry Term Applications open Application deadline
First year applicants Advanced entry Fall (September) Early September December 1
Upper year applicants Advanced entry Fall (September) Early November June 30

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November August 1
Winter (January) Advanced entry Early May December 1
Summer (May) Advanced entry Early November June 15

Applicants are encouraged to apply early and check their course availability prior to applying.

Applicants applying to the Summer term are recommended to apply a minimum of one month prior to the start of their classes. Summer session offers a number of different start dates based on course offerings.

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Annual application deadlines

Term Type of entry Applications open Application deadline
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Advanced entry Early November June 1
Winter (January) Direct or advanced entry Early May October 1
Summer (May) Direct entry Early September February 1
Advanced entry Early November February 1

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Annual application deadlines

Term Applications open Application deadline
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Winter (January) Early May October 1
Summer (May) Early November February 1

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The BPRN program has been placed on a temporary suspension starting for the Fall 2019 intake.

Access students

Annual application deadline
Term Application deadline
Fall (September) March 1

Application form for Access students (PDF)

External students

Annual application deadline
Term Type of entry Application opens Application deadline
Fall (September) Advanced entry Early November March 1

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Contact us

Admission and application inquiries

Mailing address
Undergraduate Admissions
424 UMSU University Centre
University of Manitoba
66 Chancellors Circle
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Office location
Room 424 UMSU University Centre
65 Chancellors Circle
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)

admissions@umanitoba.ca
Phone: 204-474-8808
Toll-free: 1-800-224-7713 ext. 8808

Program inquiries

Faculty of Science Academic Advising
230 Machray Hall
186 Dysart Road
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Office hours
Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 4:00 pm

In-person appointments (pre-book)
We are using a virtual queueing system. Please use one of the following websites to join the queue.

If you are on campus go to:  https://3605.waitwell.ca
If you are on your way to campus go to:  https://3605.waitwell.ca/?h=1

Phone: 204-474-8256
Website: sci.umanitoba.ca/academicadvising