Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Biochemistry
Description: The science of biotechnology applies the basic principles of biochemistry and biology to the study and manipulation of living organisms in relation to industrial, medical, agricultural, and environmental problems. Some of the topics of current interest include genetic engineering, metabolic modification, applied microbiology and fermentation techniques, biological control, and culture and modification of cells and tissues. For example, in the Ottawa area, some local companies are involved in biofuel production from agricultural waste, development of medical diagnostic screening devices and research into anti-cancer and anti-microbial therapies.
URL: Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Nutritionists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 78 to 82

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 English
  • 2 of Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Biology or Grade12 Physics or Grade12 Earth and Space Science
  • Grade12 Advanced Functions

Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]