Biochemistry: Your Gateway to Broad Horizons

Carleton Biochemistry graduates go on to a wide range of careers. Many work in Ottawa’s growing biotechnology sector or in pharmaceutical companies, government and private-sector labs, research institutes, and industry. Others use their background to prepare for graduate school or for studies in medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy.

Preparation for Professional School

Many professional programs including medicine, dentistry, teaching, veterinary sciences, and business encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply. Biochemistry will provide a strong foundation for many of these programs. Visit the Science Student Success Centre for specific information on professional schools.

Preparation for Graduate School

Graduates of any of our honours programs are well qualified for graduate studies. If you wish to pursue an advanced degree, you are encouraged to investigate graduate programs early to ensure that your undergraduate program is suited to meet the relevant graduate-level requirements.

Careers in the Private Sector

All of our Biochemistry programs offer a seamless transition to one of the many exciting career opportunities in industry directly upon graduation. Our students receive a truly interdisciplinary and job-ready education ensuring knowledge, skills, and expertise in great demand in the private sector.

Careers in the Public Sector

The Institute of Biochemistry’s strong relationship with government departments and agencies provide students with an advantage when entering careers in the public sector. Many of our graduates are successful professionals at all levels of government.