Learn how living organisms grow and develop, and how we can use this knowledge to create manufacturing processes, chemical products and life-saving drugs. Did you know that proteins, yogurt and biodiesel are all biotechnology products? So are insulin and the chickenpox vaccine, both of which have saved or improved the lives of millions.

The Biotechnology program covers the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, engineering science and engineering design. Students in this program receive two degrees upon graduation: a BSc in Biochemistry and a BASc in Chemical Engineering.

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This is a dual fast-track degree

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Dual fast-track degree - 5 years

Biotechnology (Biochemistry + Chemical Engineering)


With the Co-operative Education (CO-OP) Program, you can gain hands-on experience in your field of study while you complete your degree.

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  • This program is offered in English and in French.
  • All courses are offered in English.
  • French courses are available in first, second and third year.

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Student testimonial

“Biotechnology opens doors in many fields as students have the abilities to look at problems through two lenses; thus, creating a unique perspective.”

Jasmine Silver

— Fourth year Biotechnology

Admission requirements

Admission averages vary between English and French programs. See the French page for the French program requirements.

Please note these minimum requirements are subject to change. Admission is not guaranteed. See the full undergraduate admission requirements for more information.

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