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Biological Science - Advanced Entry

Program details

Faculty
Science

Degree
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DSB

Overview

Student with prof in lab Build on the knowledge of your Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology (Advanced) or Ontario College Biotechnology Technologist diploma through this college-to-university advanced entry program.

When I first visited the university, my attention was immediately drawn to the undergraduate laboratories. I aspired to pursue a career in research as a first step towards applying to medical school. The professors made me feel like I was more than a number on a test sheet. They pushed me to break new ground and they supported me throughout the application process to medical school. My current successes are due to my years at Ontario Tech and to the dedicated staff who continue to inspire students. Sébastien Robert Science (Honours) in Biological Science, Class of 2015 Medical student, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario


Admissions

Admissions


An Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Biotechnology – Advanced or Biotechnology Technologist with a minimum mid-70s average.

Note: Admission is competitive. Regardless of educational background, all applicants to undergraduate programs must have specific prerequisite subject knowledge for their intended program of study. The specific average or standing required for admission will vary from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria, including school marks, distribution of subjects taken and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-offMid 70s
Expected cut-offMid 70s
In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course BSc in Biological Science degree.

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our college-to-university transfer applicant page.

Program details

Faculty
Science

Degree
Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Experiential learning
Internship
Research study

Delivery method
Hybrid online/in-class
In-class

Location
Ontario Tech University, North Oshawa

Start dates
September

Length
Four semesters (full-time)

Program load
Full-time
Part-time

OUAC code
DSB

Contact information

Career opportunities

Pursue career and advanced education opportunities in a variety of areas including:

  • Biotechnology sector
  • Food industry 
  • Government or private research laboratory
  • Pharmaceutical industry 
  • Technical and instrument support

An Honours undergraduate degree in Biological Science will also allow you to pursue graduate studies, including the university’s Master of Science program in Applied Biosciences


Experiential learning

Enhanced learning opportunities abound in the research laboratories of our professors, including faculty-supervised paid research assistantships. Awarded on a competitive basis, students undertake research internships with our professors each summer.  These collaborative research opportunities contribute to the advanced training of Canada’s next generation of science workers. 

  • Sample courses
    • Cell Biology
    • Developmental Biology
    • Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • Infection and Immunity
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

    A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.