B.Sc. On Campus


University of Prince Edward Island

48 months
6450 CAD/year
6450 CAD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program combines practical and applied courses provided by the Bioscience Technology diploma program at Holland College with strong theoretical science courses at the University of Prince Edward Island.


The Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology program at the University of Prince Edward Island is designed for students interested in obtaining a rigorous and broad training in biotechnology, such as gaining experience in research, laboratory procedures and safety, scientific ethics, and regulatory affairs, while increasing access to post-graduate opportunities (e.g., Master’s degree programs).

There are two paths into this program, so students can either start at Holland College or UPEI, and end up with the same articulated degree. The technical lab-based content is covered at Holland College in the Bioscience Technology diploma program, either during the first two years of the degree (for students who start at Holland College; Path 1) or in year 3 (for students who start at UPEI; Path 2). 

What you will learn

Students are provided with foundational science courses as well as senior specialized courses in the life sciences at the university level to complement the strong hands-on technical training acquired during the college diploma program. On-the-job training is provided for all students.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Cell Biology
  • Organic Chemistry for Life Sciences
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biotechnology
  • Analytical Techniques in Bioscience
  • Bioinformatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

Successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects:

  • Grade 12 Academic English
  • Grade 12 Academic Mathematics
  • Two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science)
  • One additional Grade 12 Academic course

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    6450 CAD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6450 CAD per year during 48 months.
  • International fee: $7,548 per year in addition to full-time course tuition

Living costs for Charlottetown

1080 - 1710 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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