Biochemistry is a Bachelor of Science degree program within the Chemistry and Environmental Studies Department. It is offered as an honours major.

Study the molecular basis of life – one of the most important and research-active scientific disciplines today. Biochemistry lies “in-between” chemistry and biology, focusing on the molecular structure and potential uses of nucleic acids, proteins (including enzymes), lipids, carbohydrates — how they work and what happens when they don’t. Redeemer will prepare you to make significant contributions while grounding you with a Biblical foundation to grapple with many of the ethical and philosophical questions that emerge from new developments in this rapidly changing field. Biochemistry plays an important role in our world today and there is a need for well-trained Christians who are not only competent scientists, but also mindful about the implications of their work.

Begin to explore what your four years in this program might look like.


Featured Courses

  • Toxicology (BIO-445)
  • Biochemistry I: Structures and Functions of Biomolecules (CHE-361)
  • Biochemistry II: Enzymes and Metabolism (CHE-462)

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Students that take Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (BIO-463) will have ownership of a unique research question and then design and execute a laboratory project based upon current questions in scientific literature.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Explore biology in our fully-equipped labs, the Whaley Teaching Garden, the rooftop greenhouse, or the natural regeneration site — all on campus!

Experiential Learning Opportunities

Gain valuable skills through on-campus employment as an assistant lab technician, biology tutor, or research assistant.

Meet the Faculty

Dr. Darren Brouwer Professor of Chemistry

Darren Brouwer is Professor of Chemistry at Redeemer University College in Hamilton, Ontario where he teaches chemistry and environmental science...

Student Story

Ruth-Ellen Wallace
Biology student ‘03


Ruth-Ellen Wallace
Biology student ‘03

" Growing up in Hamilton, there was a lot of pressure on us high school science students to continue our studies at bigger universities.  However, I felt the Lord directing me to Redeemer for science, and I’m so glad I did.  Not only were the class sizes smaller and the lab facilities excellent, but there was an integration of the science curriculum with personal faith that other institutions simply did not offer.  After graduation, I completed a diploma in cancer diagnostics and enjoyed working in that field in Winnipeg for several years.  As the job market changed, however, I decided to return to full-time study towards a B.A. in Biblical Studies at another institution out west.  My Redeemer credits were readily transferred, and the foundation I received from my worldview and Bible courses at Redeemer prepared me well for this new season.  Since leaving Redeemer, I have published a devotional book for women entitled All My Love, All My Life, coached students in achieving their academic and personal goals, and participated in music and children’s ministries.  With my two degrees, I now look forward to embarking on a new career that involves mentoring and coaching people towards a holistic wellness that is scientifically sound and Biblically based. "


  • Pharmaceutical Chemist
  • Research Assistant
  • Chemical Information Specialist
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Medical Technologist
  • Natural Resource Manager
  • Laboratory Instrument Specialist

Graduate Programs

  • MSc in Biochemistry
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • MSc in Toxicology
  • PhD in Microbiology
  • PhD in Virology
  • PhD in Forest Entomology

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