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Biological Science - Advanced Entry

Degree Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Science
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four semesters (full-time)
Program load Full-time
Three students in a lab

Admission requirements: An Ontario college advanced diploma (or equivalent) in Biotechnology-Advanced with a minimum mid-B average.

General information

Study life at its most fundamental level. In this program you will master the foundational areas of cell biology, genetics and molecular biology, physiology, biochemistry and developmental biology. Graduates are in high demand in diverse sectors including biotechnology, the environment, food, consulting and government. You will enter into the comprehensive program.

Additional information

Biological Science - Advanced Entry on the Faculty of Science website
College-to-university transfer website

Admission requirements

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.

Transfer credit

In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course BSc in Biological Science degree.

Last year's cut-off Mid-70s
Expected cut-off Mid-70s

How to apply

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

Program curriculum

Sample courses:

  • Applied Molecular Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioethics
  • Developmental Biology
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Program map is available on the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

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. 

Career opportunities

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