Program Information

School: University of Saskatchewan
Faculty: College of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor
Field of Study: Bioinformatics
Description: The program is a true inter-disciplinary one, with direct involvement of the departments of Computer Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, and Mathematics and Statistics.
Students in the program have the opportunity to enrol in an internship during their studies, or to continue into graduate studies – all at the University of Saskatchewan!

There has been tremendous growth in the field of molecular biology in recent years. This is largely due to new technologies involving genes and gene sequences, protein sequences and structures, computers and the internet. This wealth of data requires specialized computer techniques for its collection, storage, manipulation, and analysis. Such techniques all fall into the realm of Bioinformatics. Apply your interest in computers to molecular biology. Contribute to one of the fastest growing disciplines around the world.

URL: Bioinformatics (B.Sc. Four-year) at University of Saskatchewan
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,327

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 70

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

  •  Grade12 Mathematics of Data Management  or  Grade12 Precalculus 

Required Courses: Foundations of Mathematics 30 or Pre-Calculus 30 (or equivalents) In addition to the Required Courses for admission, some university courses have a high school pre-requisite. Students entering the Bachelor of Arts program, or who are undecided about which program they are interested in, are encouraged to take Foundations of Mathematics 30. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science program are encouraged to take Pre-Calculus 30. Students can be admitted into this college with a mathematics deficiency but are encouraged to consult the college upon admission to plan how to clear the deficiency.

Test Scores:

  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Michigan English Language Assessment Battery [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86]