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What are the implications of faith for Christians who work in the sciences?

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The study of molecules is one of the more important research-active scientific disciplines. Learn about the molecular structure and potential uses of nucleic acids, proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates... how do they work? And what happens when they don't? Changes and new developments in biochemistry happen at a rapid pace and the need for well-trained Christian scientists becomes even more critical. Biochemistry plays an important role in our world today and grounding yourself in a Biblical perspective prepares you to grapple with the inevitable ethical and philosophical questions that arise.

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

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Right from the start, small class sizes allow for meaningful class discussion, lead by professors who are actively researching in the field and excited to include students in their work.

First-year courses provide foundational skills and knowledge in multiple science disciplines, giving you an interdisciplinary understanding of the topics that you'll dig into later on in your studies. Many classes, already in your first year, include a lab component where you'll participate in real-world experiments and use professional-grade equipment.

Biochemistry The Core

The Core Curriculum is a set of 10 courses that every student takes. The courses are woven through every major and gets you to think deeply and broadly about what you’re studying. Think about it this way…

  • Researchers can communicate their findings more clearly when they know how to write persuasively.
  • Medical professionals grounded in a biblical understanding of caring for their neighbours serve with compassion.
  • Scientists working in a created world are able to discern the ethical implications of their work and research.

See how the Core fits into your degree



In the Classroom

In your classes, you will focus on developing critical thinking, analytical, and scientific writing skills in courses like Genetics, Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, and Toxicology. Small classes taught by dedicated professors who are experts in their field mean you will conduct and critically assess research as you review the methods, concepts and findings of contemporary biological researchers and experiments.

Beyond Campus

Science students can apply for jobs as summer researchers and lab assistants, working alongside Redeemer science faculty in their ongoing research projects that are funded by multi-year research grants from NSERC.

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After Redeemer

Alumni of Redeemer’s biochemistry program are making a positive impact in our society and in our communities.

Dr. Rodney DeKoter '88

has built a career studying the connection between nuclear proteins and leukemia.

Kristin VanSligtenhorst '11

is working as a family physician and for her, medicine is a direct and tangible means of living out her faith.

Alumni have gone on to careers as...

  • Clinical research manager
  • Veterinarians
  • Pharmaceutical chemists
  • Research assistants
  • Chemical engineers
  • Medical technologists
  • Natural resource managers
  • Lab technicians
  • Professors

Alumni have done further studies to earn...

  • MSc in Environmental Microbiology
  • MSc in Pharmacology
  • MHSc in Bioethics
  • MD
  • PhD in Biochemistry and Biomedical Science

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Biochemistry Stories

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Redeemer expands and upgrades health and life sciences labs

$400,000 in donations dedicated to a new pathology research lab, a new aquatic toxicology lab, a renewed chemistry lab and an expanded human kinetics lab

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Engaging young Christians in the sciences

This summer, Redeemer continues to invest in experience-enhanced learning by offering a one-week intensive science research fellowship for high school students.

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