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Biopharmaceutical Science, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #145 (WUR) Ottawa, Canada
The Biopharmaceutical Sciences program (BPS) offered at University of Ottawa is an interdisciplinary program in the health related sciences.
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The goal of this Biopharmaceutical Science program at University of Ottawa is to produce graduates who, after further specialization, will be ready to work in an interdisciplinary environment at the interfaces between biology, chemistry and health-related sciences. Two options are offered: genomics (for students interested in the genetic and biological aspects of the field) and medicinal chemistry (for those fascinated by organic and biological chemistry). Genomics focuses on molecular biology and the function of genes and proteins in the study of diseases. Medicinal chemistry emphasizes organic and biological chemistry and their applications to the production of new and better pharmaceuticals. Graduates from both streams are well positioned to enter all sectors of the growing health sector, from biomedical research and biopharmaceuticals development to drug manufacturing and regulation. They also meet most requirements for entry into professional programs such as medicine, law, education and administration.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Organismal Biology
  • Introduction to Cell Biology
  • Principles of Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry 
  • Calculus for the Life Sciences 
  • Principles of Physics 
  • Introduction to Earth Systems

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

Before submitting an application, you must meet or intend to meet all of the admission requirements, namely, have a secondary school diploma (or the equivalent if you’ve studied outside Canada), attain the minimum average, meet the language requirements and take all the prerequisite courses for the program. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36160 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18080 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    6088 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3044 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Ottawa

  • 1168 - 1930 CAD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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