1. Specialization in Biochemistry
  2. Specialization in Bioinformatics
  3. Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology
  4. Specialization in Data Science

Specialization in Biochemistry

  • Masters
  • PhD

Discoveries in biochemistry have been a primary catalyst for many of the advances in modern medicine, pharmacology, toxicology, and in the booming field of biotechnology. Students will explore all areas in Biochemistry including proteomics, genomics, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology and physiology. The Biochemistry specialization at Carleton provides a holistic approach to research, covering areas such as toxicology, food science, and cross-species comparison outside of human biochemistry.

Graduate students will conduct their thesis research in laboratory facilities utilized by their Carleton supervisors or off campus at Institutes like Health Canada, Environment Canada, Agri-foods and Agriculture Canada, Canadian Food Inspection Agency, the National Research Council of Canada, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police or in industry.

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Specialization in Bioinformatics

  • Masters

Bioinformatics is an increasingly important scientific discipline dedicated to the pursuit of fundamental questions about the structure, function and evolution of biological entities through the design and application of computational approaches. Fundamental research in these areas is expected to increase our understanding of human health and disease which will lead to innovation in industry.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa allows access to many government departments and headquarters for organizations and industries. Many career opportunities are just down the road.

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Specialization in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology

  • Masters
  • PhD

SunfishToxicology is the study of effects of toxic substances on living systems. These toxic substances can either be organic or inorganic, synthetic or natural materials. Environmental toxicology further extends to aspects of chemical transport, fate, persistence and biological accumulation of toxic substances and their effects at the population and community levels. While individual researchers usually specialize in a particular area, toxicologists today must be able to appreciate significant research in other fields and therefore require an understanding of the basic principles of other disciplines.

MSc Program Requirements

Students must complete both the requirements of the appropriate master’s program and the requirements of the collaborative program include completing at least three courses, which include:

  • A relevant introductory course in toxicology.
  • The Seminar in Toxicology (BIOL 6405/BIO 9105 – CHEM 5805/CHM 8167).
  • Additional courses required by the Master’s Program and approved by the Collaborative Program.
  • Thesis Requirement – a research thesis on a topic in toxicology supervised by a faculty member of the Collaborative Program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology.

Note: In addition, the student’s Advisory Committee may direct the student to take or audit further courses to complement the student’s background and research program. Other courses offered in the programs of the primary academic units of biology or chemistry may be taken as options, with the permission of the student’s supervisory committee, in addition to the basic requirements of the Collaborative Program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology.

PhD Requirements

Students must complete both the requirements of the appropriate PhD program and the requirements of the collaborative program include completing at least three courses, which include:

  • All courses required by the primary program and approved by the Collaborative Program. If an introductory course (either Principles of Toxicology (BIOL 6402/BIO 9101/CHEM 5708/CHM 8156 or Ecotoxicology (BIOL 6403/BIO 9104/CHEM 5705/CHM 9109 [0.5 credit] , or an approved alternative) has not been completed prior to admission, it must be included among these courses.
  • The Seminar in Toxicology (BIOL 6405/BIO 9105 – CHEM 5805/CHM 8167 [0.5 credit] (see Note, below)
  • In addition, students may be directed by their Advisory Committee to take or audit further courses to complement their background and research program. A list of approved electives is provided under ‘Graduate Courses’.
  • Thesis Requirement – a research thesis on a topic in toxicology supervised by a faculty member of the Collaborative Program in Chemical and Environmental Toxicology.

Note: Item 2 above is not required for students who have already completed the Seminar in Toxicology for the Master’s specialization.

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Specialization in Data Science

  • Masters

Data science is the next frontier of information technology. The Data Science specialization is geared toward graduate students and high-tech professionals who are interested in understanding how to analyze and use ‘big data’ sets collected by governments, industry, NGOs etc.

For complete information regarding the collaborative master’s program in Data Science, including admission requirements, please visit the Data Science website.

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