Biochemstry - FAQ

What are the Requirements for Admission to the Faulty of Science and Biochemistry

Answer:

Applicants who matriculated from the end of 2008 onwards:

Grade 12 Language of Teaching and Learning: 4

Grade 12 Other recognised language: 4

Grade 12 Mathematics: 4 (5 if Chemistry will be taken as a major subject)

Grade 12 Life Orientation: 4

Grade 12 Physical Sciences: 4 (5 if Chemistry will be taken as a major subject)

Applicants who matriculated befiore 2008:

Certificate of full university admission issued by the SA Matriculation Board

Grade 12 First Language HG at least 50% (D-symbol)

Grade 12 Second Language HG at least 60% (C-symbol)

Grade 12 Mathematics HG at least 50% (D-symbol)

Grade 12 Physical Science HG at least 50% (D-symbol)

M-score of at least 16 points

 

What Possible Combinations can be taken with Biochemistry?

Answer:

Botany

Chemistry

Psychology

Zoology

Human Physiology

Courses for which Biochemistry is compulsory:

BSc Sports Science

BSc Aquatic Health

 

What Qualification do I need for Various Careers in Biochemistry?

Answer:

BSc: Lab Technician/Technologist, Sales Representative, Product Specialist

BSc + diploma: Science Teacher, PR person, Information Librarian, Science reporter

BSc Hons: Researcher, Lecturer (Technikon), Science manager

MSc: Researcher, Lecturer (Technikon or University)

PhD: Divisional heads in Industry, Divisional head in Research Institutes, Directors, Senior Lecturers/Professors

 

What are the career opportunities in Biochemistry?

Answer:

Public Sector

Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)

Medical Research Council (MRC)

Agricultural Research Council (ARC)

South African Institute for Medical Research (S.A.I.M.R.)

National Departments of Agriculture, Water and Health

National Institute for Immunology

Statuary Bodies such as SA Bureau of Standards

Water Boards (Rand Water)

Blood Transfusion Services

Private Sector

AECI

SAB

Nestle

SASOL

J & J

Adcock Ingram

NCD

Highveld Biological

Merck

Lancet Laboratories

Du Buisson

Proud