Biochemistry FAQ

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Question: 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 before 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

Question: 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

Question: 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

Question: 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

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