Program Information

School: Queen’s University
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Biotechnology
Description: There has never been a more exciting time to study Biology, with subjects ranging as broadly as climate change and the conservation of biodiversity, the origin and evolution of life, the form and function of organisms, and the ongoing “omics” revolution at the molecular level. Our program emphasizes interactive learning with hands-on laboratories, small senior seminar modules and field courses. Our department also offers opportunities for field study around the globe — from Argentina to Africa. The four year Biotechnology (BTEC) degree plan is a Subject of Specialization Plan (SSP) with a focus on this highly active and rapidly changing area of applied research. The plan balances conceptual and practical learning experiences at a broad range of scales of biological organization — from microbes to ecosystems — embracing the diversity of life forms that can be used to improve agriculture, medicine and the environment, among other things. Accordingly, the BTEC SSP reaches out to other units at Queen’s such as Chemical Engineering, to incorporate campus-wide expertise in this multidisciplinary field.

New to Biology is the Biotechnology program that works with living organisms and other biological systems to help us improve our lives by discovering new drugs, improving crop production, and helping to develop novel forms of sustainable energy. Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of biotechnology, the program will encourage students to take courses from several departments at Queen’s, everything from law to civil engineering to biomechanical and molecular sciences. There is also an option to combine this degree with a diploma in Biotechnology from St. Lawrence College.

URL: Biotechnology at Queen’s University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $39,247

For more information about tuition fees, please visit: http://www.queensu.ca/registrar/sites/webpublish.queensu.ca.uregwww/files/files/Tuition_2017_2018_UG_Domestic.pdf

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 85
Prerequisites:*

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

  •  Grade12 English (ENG4U) 
  •  Grade12 Advanced Functions 
  •  Grade12 Calculus and Vectors 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Physics  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 88]