Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Bioinformatics
Description: Modern biology in the postgenomic age is being greatly enriched by the infusion of ideas from computer science, information science, mathematics, systems research and statistics. Bioinformatics taps into the vast datasets accumulating in the life sciences, combining techniques from informatics and computer science to solve biological problems such as gene identification, drug interactions and protein structure. At Carleton, you will take courses in several areas including bioinformatics, biology, biochemistry and computer science.

Bioinformatics is offered as an Honours program. A co-op option is also available.

URL: Bioinformatics at Carleton University
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740

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

Calculus and Vectors is strongly recommended.

Test Scores:

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