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Major in Chemical Biology

  • Fall
  • Winter
  • Summer

Study Options
  • Co-Op
  • Location
    Kamloops Campus
  • Campuses


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  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $5202 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1900 per year
  • Credential Granted
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • University Course Transfer

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications received prior to March 1 will be guaranteed an admission decision and an earlier registration date. This program continues to accept applications until the start of each semester.

Program Options

This program is an option of Chemistry: Bachelor of Science Degree - Major.

Application Fee: $29.25

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic (minimum grade needed in bracket)

1. One of:

  • high school graduation or equivalent
  • mature student status (be at least 19 years old and out of school for at least two years)

2. English

One of:

  • English 12 (73% grade in last five years)
  • English 12 First Peoples (73% grade in last five years)
  • Language Proficiency Index (LPI) score (level 5 in last two years)
  • ENGL 0600 (C+)
  • ESAL 0570 and 0580 (C+)

3. Math

One of:

  • Pre-calculus 12 (C+ in the last two years)
  • equivalent course

4. Biology

One of:

  • Biology 11 (C+)
  • Biology 12 (C+)
  • equivalent course

5. Chemistry

One of:

  • Chemistry 11
  • CHEM 0500

6. Physics

One of:

  • Physics 11
  • Physics 12
  • equivalent course
Admission Advice

1. You should select your 1000- and 2000-level courses in consultation with an academic advisor to meet the basic requirements and the specific prerequisite requirements for your intended Major. Academic advisors can also recommend advising sessions and workshops that will help you with the course planning process.

2. After completing 30 credits, but before completing 60 credits (basically in second year), you will be required to meet with the BSc Advisor and declare a Major. The BSc Advisor will help you select 3000- and 4000-level courses needed for your Major.

3. If you intended to transfer to TRU from other institutions please check the BC Transfer Guide to ensure that your courses will transfer.


2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy TRU's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements


For students whose first language is not English and wish to enter academic programs without attending ESL courses, you must provide one of the following (minimum scores):

  • A TOEFL score of 88 (internet based) with no section below 20 or 570 (paper based) with a 4.5 on the test of written English
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 with no bands below a 6
  • A Language Proficiency Index score of Level 6
  • A MELAB score of 81
  • A CanTEST score of 4.5 with no component below a 4
  • A CAEL score of 70 with no subset below 60

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

English Language Skills - You must have adequate English language skills to participate in your intended program of study.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).



You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program. To qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Business/Arts/Science degree program you will need to have completed BC Grade 12 (or equivalent).


BC Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

For details on Transfer Credit check here.

Mature Student

If you do not meet the admission requirements for your intended program it's possible to gain entry through mature student status. To be classified as a mature student you must be at least 19 years old and have been out of school for at least two years. In such cases the grade level requirement (eg -Grade 10, Grade 12) will be waived however individual course prerequisites must still be met (eg-English 10, English 12).

Special Note: It's possible to make up course prerequisites for your intended program through TRU.


International Student

For details on International Student Admission check here.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

TRU may establish categories for Special Admission where it is judged that previous training and/or work experience is adequate to provide a potential for success in the program. Contact a TRU advisor for more details.

How to Apply

For details on How to Apply check here.

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