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Biotechnology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1093 (BCR) St. Catharines, Canada
At Brock University you'll be on the forefront of research in this exciting and knowledge-based industry. You'll take courses in Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Biotechnology to explore the use of living organisms to produce goods and services for practical and industrial purposes.
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Overview

Biotechnology at Brock University is the use of living organisms to produce goods and services for practical and industrial purposes. Biotechnology has been used for centuries in fermentation and the making of bread and cheese, but today involves new scientific tools like genetic and protein engineering, cell fusion and production of monoclonal antibodies. Biotechnology is a strategic technology and an important economic component of industrialized nations. Biotechnology at Brock is a joint effort of the departments of Biological Sciences and Chemistry, with courses drawn from both departments plus courses designed specifically for the program.

Career opportunities in biotechnology are expanding rapidly due to a dramatic increase in global market demands for biotechnology products.

As a modern biotechnologist, you’ll study areas such as recombinant DNA technology, genetic and protein engineering, cell fusion, and gene cloning and expression.

Career outcomes

  • Medicine or dentistry
  • Veterinary medicine
  • Teaching
  • Patent lawyer
  • Research and development

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Concepts in Biology
  • Chemical Principles and Properties
  • Mechanics and Introduction to Relativity
  • Introduction to Biotechnology
  • Bioreactor Processes
  • Bio-organic Chemistry

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    88

    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:

    6.5

    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

  • Advanced Functions (MHF4U) (min.70%) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) (min.70%)
  • Chemistry (SCH4U) (min.70%)
  • Two from: Biology (SBI4U), Physics (SPH4U), Earth and Space Science (SES4U), or second 4U math or English (ENG4U)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    53114 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26557 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12178 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6089 CAD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for St. Catharines

  • 1015 - 1620 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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