Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Molecular Biology and Biotechnology focuses down to the levels of the molecules that support life and uses cutting-edge technology to understand mechanisms driving cell division and disease. 

Program Description

The Molecular Biology and Biotechnology program investigates biological systems at the cellular and molecular levels. This involves the use of living cells and the materials they produce to create products for pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural and environmental applications.

Our program includes hands-on learning of sophisticated laboratory techniques and addresses ecological, medical and ethical aspects of this field. You will acquire the tools and skills necessary to successfully compete for positions in industry, government, education or any one of several professional programs including medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, physical therapy, just to name a few.

To see a sample first-year schedule, visit the online Guide to Registration website, click on the “Science Programs” link on the left, and select the specific program(s) in which you are interested.

Course Descriptions - Biology

Faculty - Faculty of Science

Department - Biology

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum admission average of 70%
  • Secondary average of 70%
  • Mean admission average of 86% 
  • ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U required. MVC4U is strongly recommended. SPH4U is recommended.

Science second average is the average of all science and math courses.

Experimental Learning

Extensive training is provided in both the theory and practice of biotechnology including the development of first-rate biotechnology laboratory techniques. The program is similar in most respects to the biochemistry program, but it has a more biological focus.

Career Tracks

  • Research & Development
  • Quality control
  • Clinical research
  • Manufacturing and production
  • Government and regulatory affairs
  • Information systems
  • Marketing and sales
  • Administration

Courses are available to provide the necessary preparation for medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary, chiropractic and other health-based areas.

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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (BSc Honours)

Contact Us

Student Recruitment Office
Phone: 519-973-7014
Toll-Free (Canada/US): 1-800-864-2860