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Honours Bachelor of Science - Biotechnology

Tuition fee CA$19,694 per year

The fees are for the 2022–2023 academic year and include tuition (CA$18,285), health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.

Registration fee CA$390 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$90) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Accommodation fee CA$1,800 per month

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  • Including the cost of food, rent, transportation and other living expenses (varies depending on your living preferences).
  • Estimated living expenses are to be used as a guide only and are subject to change.

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Overview

In this four-year Honor Baccalaureate program, you will prepare for work as a biological technologist, research and development associate, microbiology quality control technologist and more. The program combines in-depth theoretical knowledge and practical application to prepare you for success in a laboratory environment. You will also learn how to design and implement the latest experimental techniques and use tools required in several fields of biotechnology, including molecular genetics, immunology, virology and pharmaceuticals.

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to gain industry experience through two industry focussed capstone projects designed to mirror the research, methodology, and commercialization process in the industry. Using the latest equipment, you will have the opportunity to work with your peers, faculty and potentially with industry collaborators to develop your unique capstone experience.

You will also incorporate bioinformatics, computer applications and statistics. In the lab environment, you will manage biotechnological data and develop intricate knowledge of quality control and assurance procedures suitable to industrial and research biotechnological applications.

This full-time program will be delivered at the Seneca @York Campus and features small class sizes, and will be offered in a flexible, hybrid format from semester three onward, allowing students to experience both a hands-on, in-class learning approach, as well as a virtual learning environment. In addition, students must complete a mandatory, work-integrated learning placement. Students also have the option to sign up for an optional four-month work term. In the program’s final year, students will apply practical and theoretical concepts to design a large-scale, industry-based capstone project.

Skills

Throughout this program, you will develop the following skills:

  • applying the scientific method 
  • gain experience with state-of-the-art techniques and equipment 
  • documentation skills 
  • managing/processing biotechnological data  
  • knowledge of quality control and quality assurance procedures  
  • technical communications 

Optional Work Term

You can enrol in a work-integrated learning placement if you meet all academic requirements. It consists of two mandatory four-month work-integrated learning terms toward the end of studies and the option of an additional four-month field placement. Here, you will gain experience as research technicians or technologists working directly with industry partners in areas related to research and development. 

The work term(s) is similar in length to an academic semester and typically involves full-time work hours that may be paid or unpaid. In programs with limited work term opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility. Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional work term stream regardless of success in securing a work position. 

Career opportunities

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Bacteriological Technician  
  • Biological Laboratory Technologist 
  • Botanical Technician 
  • Food Bacteriological Technician  
  • Environmental Monitoring Microbiologist 
  • Microbiology Quality Control Technologist 
  • Quality Control Technician 
  • Research and Development Associate 
  • Biotechnology Research Technician  
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States