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Biochemistry and Chemical Engineering (Biotechnology)

Learn how living organisms grow and develop and how we can use this knowledge to create manufacturing processes, chemical products or life-saving drugs. Did you know that cheese, yogurt and beer 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 areas of biology, chemistry, mathematics and more. Students in this program, offered through the Departments of Chemistry and Biomolecular Sciences and Chemical and Biological Engineering, obtain two degrees upon graduation, a BSc in biochemistry and a BASc in chemical engineering.

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Stephanie Sibbald

“The Biotechnology program is undeniably rigorous, but also extremely rewarding. There are elements from each major that helps in my approach to learning in the other.”

Stephanie Sibbald

— Biotechnology student