Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Description: Biotechnology applies the principles of biochemistry and biology to the study and manipulation of living organisms for industrial, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. Some areas of biotechnology include genetic engineering, metabolic engineering, personalized medicine, drug development, applied microbiology and fermentation techniques, and biological control of insect pests. In the Ottawa area, local companies and government agencies are involved in projects such as biofuel production from agricultural waste, the development of medical diagnostic screening devices, and the development of new anti-cancer and antimicrobial therapies.

The extensive laboratory training provided in this program will give you the experience you need to work in a laboratory environment. A co-op option is also available to develop your skills in some of the varied employment settings within the National Capital Region, across Canada and around the world. Biotechnology is offered as a specialized Honours program in conjunction with Biology or Biochemistry.

URL: Biology and Biotechnology at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740
Careers: Biologists

Admission Requirements

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

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 Earth and Space Science or Grade12 Chemistry or Grade12 Physics

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]