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, and veterinary sciences encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds to apply. Biochemistry will provide a strong foundation for many of these programs.

  • Medicine
  • Dentistry
  • Pharmacy
  • Law
  • Business
  • Chiropractic
  • Veterinary

Preparation for Graduate School

Graduates of any of our honours programs are generally well qualified to go on to graduate studies. If you think that you may wish to pursue an advanced degree you are encouraged to investigate graduate programs early in order to ensure that your program is suited to meet the relevant graduate-level requirements.

  • Masters
  • MBA
  • PhD

Careers in Research and Development

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biology
  • Biomedical
  • Clinical
  • Chemistry
  • Ecology
  • Environment
  • Oncology
  • Forensics/Criminology
  • Toxicology
  • Virology
  • Immunology
  • Pharmacology
  • Medical Sciences
  • Biotechnology

Careers in Emerging Sectors

  • Biosensors
  • Bio-engineering
  • Environment
  • Gene/Cell therapy (Regenerative Medicine)
  • Genomics
  • Proteomics
  • Systems biology
  • Careers in Teaching
  • High School
  • Community College
  • University
  • Corporate

Careers in Business and Industry

  • Biotechnology
  • Agriculture
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Health Sciences
  • Diagnostics
  • Genetics
  • Nutrition
  • Therapeutics
  • Pollution Control
  • Centres for Disease Control
  • Scientific Journalism
  • Medical Equipment and Pharmaceuticals