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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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Autumn Shaw

“The unique Biotechnology dual fast-track degree program offered at the University of Ottawa opens numerous doors to career paths within both fields of science and engineering.”

Autumn Shaw

— 4th year student