The Bachelor of Science Combined Honours in Biochemistry and Forensic Science is a joint program between the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) that combines the strengths of UBC and BCIT to provide students with an exceptional interdisciplinary educational experience in Biochemistry and Forensic Science.
With a primary focus on hands-on work in a laboratory setting, students hone important critical thinking and analytical skills. Students will conduct both academic and applied research, as well as forensic testing, and learn to communicate their results effectively. Graduates finish job-ready with the skills needed to become future leaders in the exciting forensic science and biochemistry industries.
Forensic science is the application of a variety of different scientific disciplines to the law. As such, forensic scientists can specialize in a wide variety of forensic disciplines at various levels of government or within private organizations. Biochemists study chemical processes within living organisms and, like forensic science, biochemistry involves a variety of disciplines. For more information on the field of Biochemistry visit the UBC Biochemistry Department.
Graduates of this program will have the advantage of a solid science foundation and advanced training in forensic science (including a number of courses focused on forensic biology/DNA), biochemistry and molecular biology that can lead to multiple career paths.
This collaborative degree incorporates a variety of teaching approaches, including case-based examples, group work, and problem-based learning focusing on real-life examples and challenges experienced by current forensic scientists. In addition, because a number of courses are either laboratory-based or have a laboratory component, students will gain valuable, hands-on experience and technical competence in biochemistry and forensic science.
The program is a unique joint degree in full partnership between BCIT and UBC. Students will be fully enrolled in both institutions and have full student access to each institute’s resources and facilities. Graduates can also attend convocation ceremonies at both institutions.
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This joint Bachelor of Science combines the strengths of UBC and BCIT to provide students with an exceptional interdisciplinary educational experience in biochemistry and forensic science. The students’ educational experience will be enriched by engaging courses at both UBC and BCIT, an optional co-op experience, and the valuable experience gained during the Honours Thesis research course. The program aims to ensure that students develop the lifelong learning skills to keep up-to-date with changing technologies and remain at the forefront of science. Graduates are equipped with job-ready skills to become the future leaders of the forensic science and biochemistry industries.
The goal of the program is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to:
Graduates of this program will have the advantage of a solid science foundation and advanced training in forensic science, forensic biology/DNA, biochemistry and molecular biology that will lead to multiple career paths:
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