Biochemistry

Admission requirements
  • Be registered full-time in the Honours BSc in Biochemistry program or the Honours with Major in Biochemistry
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 6 in courses taken at the University of Ottawa
  • Have completed all your first-year course requirements, and be registered in your mandatory second-year fall and winter courses

CO-OP programs have limited enrolment. Meeting the admission criteria does not guarantee you a place. Admission is based on your CGPA. We admit those with the highest CGPA first.

Work/Study sequences

Sequence 1 - by default as of the summer of 2014, all students follow this sequence

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudyWork 1
3StudyStudyWork 2
4Work 3Work 4-
5StudyStudy-

Sequence 2 - Other option based on individual program requirements

Year of StudyFallWinterSummer
1StudyStudy-
2StudyStudy-
3StudyWork 1Work 2
4Work 3StudyWork 4
5StudyStudy-

CO-OP fees

As a CO-OP student, you also pay CO-OP fees (announced every year by the Registrar) for the session before your first work term and then for every work term, up to and including your last one.

Some of our employers include
  • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Canada Border Services Agency
  • Canadian Blood Services
  • Canadian Food Inspection Agency
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
  • Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • GDG Environment Ltée
  • Health Canada
  • Iogen Corporation
  • Lallemand Inc.
  • Natural Resources Canada
  • Ottawa Hospital Research Institute
  • Ottawa Regional Cancer Centre
  • PDCI Market Access
  • Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Spartan Bioscience Inc.
  • Université de Lyon
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Ottawa
  • University of Ottawa Heart Institute
  • VBI Vaccines
Examples of tasks at work
  • Developing health policy
  • Drug evaluations
  • Regulatory approvals of pesticides, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and herbal products
  • Studies of the health and environmental effects of chemical products
Student salaries
Work term reports guidelines

You must submit your work term report through the CO-OP Navigator. The “Work Term Report” link can be found next to your work term, under the “My Evaluations” tab. The system will allow you to change or submit your report right up until the deadline for submission, and professors will be able to submit their comments and attach a corrected copy of your report online as well.

You must include a cover letter or letter of transmittal along with your CO-OP work-term report in one PDF file.

For confidential Work-Term Reports, please make sure to submit your cover letter or letter of transmittal through the CO-OP Navigator by the deadline for submission.

Academic coordinators
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