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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
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Admission requirements: An Ontario college advanced diploma in Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology with a minimum mid-B average. Durham College program pre-approved for admission.

General information

Students in the Science program benefit from gaining a broader conceptual and scientific knowledge base, which serves to augment the technical and laboratory skills developed in the Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology diploma program. You will have the opportunity to further your knowledge and understanding in biology, chemistry, physics, environmental science, computing science and mathematics and examine both theoretical and practical problems in the pure and overlapping scientific fields. Graduates will have a well‐developed technical skill set and scientific foundation.

Additional information

Faculty of Science website

College-to-university transfer program website

Admission requirements

An Ontario college advanced diploma in Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology with a minimum mid-70s average.

*Pharmaceutical and Food Science Technology graduates from Durham College who present the minimum required average have been pre-approved for admission. Graduates of other Ontario college advanced diploma programs should contact the Admissions office to determine their admission eligibility.

Transfer credit

In recognition of your diploma, you will receive 20 courses toward your 40-course Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree.

Last year's cut-off 75 per cent
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:

  • Astronomy
  • Bioethics
  • Cell Biology
  • Introductory Environmental Science
  • Introductory Physiology
  • Principles of Pharmacology and Toxicology

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

  • Consulting companies
  • Food industry
  • Government or private research laboratory
  • Pharmaceutical industry
  • Secondary school teaching (through Consecutive Education)
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