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Bioinformatics, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) Thunder Bay, Canada
Bioinformatics at Lakehead University is the application of information technology to the field of molecular biology. As a relatively new area of study, we are one of the very few universities in Canada that offer this program from year one. 

Overview

Our Department of Bioinformatics integrates tools and theories from several disciplines including:

  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics 

Whether designing a new life-saving drug, decoding a genome sequence or developing algorithms to analyze medical images, Bioinformaticians solve problems that arise from the analysis of biological data. As a student skilled in Bioinformatics, you will be at the forefront of this newly emerging field which has a widespread impact on the way we approach important global issues and topics including healthcare and sustainability.

Future Careers

  • Medical Imager
  • Geneticist
  • Cellular Biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Computer Scientist
  • Bioinformatician
  • Database Developer
  • Genome Analysis Technician
  • Computational Biologist
  • Biochemist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • January 15, 2020 (for Ontario High School Applicants) 
    • March 1, 2020 (for College Transfer Applicants) 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Animal Biology
  • Introductory Chemistry
  • Computer Programming
  • Calculus
  • Introductory Physics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Successful graduation from an academic secondary school program or equivalent (For most countries, the same academic preparation as is required for university entrance in that country is required for consideration. Refer to Admission Requirements by Country.) 
  • Program specific prerequisite courses;
  • Equivalent of a minimum 70% overall final average (Canadian)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    23731 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 23731 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    5984 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5984 CAD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Thunder Bay

  • 1149 - 1720 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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