In North America, biochemistry and biology programs continue to be the most popular fields of study for a first degree among students who register for the MCAT exams and apply to medical school.

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At Carleton University, the Biochemistry and Biochemistry/Biotechnology programs provide excellent foundational training for potential medical school applicants. In addition to courses in biology, physiology, and chemistry, the advanced level courses in our programs such as General Biochemistry I & II illustrate key concepts in metabolic regulation with examples of human disorders.

How do errors in nucleotide metabolism result in disorders such Lesch-Nyhan syndrome or gout?
How are errors in protein folding involved in Alzheimer’s disease or Creutzfeldt-Jacob disease?
What component of the cytoskeleton is aberrant in Duchene Muscular Dystrophy?