Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology

Last Update May 14, 2024
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About This Program

Biochemistry, microbiology and immunology examines the world of viruses, bacteria, yeasts, molds and protozoa and the different ways they can affect human and animal health. It advances modern medicine as it studies the immune system and develops protective solutions such as antibiotics and vaccines.

Upon completion of the first year, many St. Peter’s College students move to the U of S main campus to continue their studies. In some instances, students can complete the second year of studies with St. Peter’s College. St. Peter’s students must meet the same promotion standards as U of S students in order to move into the second year of study. Please contact Student Services for more information on promotion standards. Further information on this program can be found directly on the University of Saskatchewan’s website.

What you will Learn

This program will help you develop a strong foundation in biomedical sciences and research skills, as well as provide you with experiential learning opportunities that will be essential to a broad spectrum of science-based careers and further education. You will learn about molecular and cellular approaches to the study of microbial physiology and pathogenesis, protein structure and function, molecular biology, microbial genetics, virology, tumor biology and cancer, immunology and immunopathogenesis.

First Year Classes

Term 1Term 2

Tuition Estimates

  Canadian  International 
Tuition $7,218 $25,246
Fees $300 $300
Books $1,000 – $1,500 $1,000 – $1,500
Total $8,518 -$9,018 $26,546 -$27,046

 will vary depending on the type and number of classes you take in a year. This estimate reflects a typical amount you could expect to pay in your first year if you enroll in a full course load, the maximum number of courses allowed.

Fees are used to fund specific student benefits.
The cost of books and supplies varies widely depending on the courses you choose. It is recommended that you budget between $1,000-$2,000 per year. 



Research: A variety of technical positions are available in academia (e.g. universities), industry (e.g. biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies), government laboratories (e.g. agricultural and food agencies and police forensic laboratories) and healthcare system (e.g. hospitals).

Teaching: Biochemists, microbiologists and immunologists are involved in teaching at high schools, universities and technical colleges.

Communications: Some biochemists, microbiologists and immunologists work as science writers for textbooks and prepare technical reports for industry.

Business: Biochemists, microbiologists and immunologists play an important role in the management, sales and marketing in science-based companies, such as pharmaceutical firms.

Regulatory/Law: Many biochemists, microbiologists and immunologists are employed by regulatory bodies such as the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, and the Food and Drug Administration, to develop government policies and patent law.

Admission Requirements and Deadlines


St. Peter’s College Deadline:

Students already accepted into their program at the University of Saskatchewan may begin classes at St. Peter’s College anytime before the deadline for registration changes (mid-September and mid-January)

University of Saskatchewan Deadline:

The full list of deadlines for each college at the University of Saskatchewan can be found at the programs specific requirements and deadlines page on their website.

Required High School Classes

  • Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30

The high school classes that are required for admission purposes are not always the same as classes you will need to complete the degree program you choose. For example, if you want to minor in chemistry, you will need high school chemistry to take your first-year university classes.

Required Grade Average

Applications are considered up until the deadline. Admission is offered on an ongoing basis until all seats are filled. Applicants who do not meet the admission average but otherwise qualify for admission may be placed on a waitlist.

At the discretion of the college, applicants who had been placed on a waitlist may be offered admission based on their place in the waitlist (determined by admission average).

Minimum admission average: 70%

Learn how we calculate your admission average. If you do not meet the minimum admission average, you may be considered for the Transition Program or for special (mature) admission

English Proficiency

If your first language in not English, you may have to prove proficiency in English before admission. It is expected that applicants interested in this program are fluent in English.

Ready to apply?

Students must apply and be accepted to the University of Saskatchewan and St. Peter's College. The University of Saskatchewan requires a non-refundable application fee of $90 CDN before your application will be processed. St. Peter's College will process your application at no charge.

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